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Course Time:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Please note, this class meets twice per week.


  • Students need to have completed Precalculus.
  • Students scoring a B or better in a pre-requisite class taken at WHCT
    are not required to take a placement test for the next level class.
  • All other students must pass a short placement test prior to registration.

Text and Calculator:

  • Briggs, Cochran, Gillett, Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 2e
    ISBN-  9780321947345

  • any graphing calculator approved for use on the ACT (TI-84 Plus preferred)

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to Calculus.
It is the first course of the three-course college calculus sequence.
If taken in high school, it is considered an Honors Course.

Topics include limits and continuity; the derivative; applications of the derivative; integrals; inverse functions and
techniques of integration; and applications of the integral such as area under a curve and volumes of rotation.


  • textbook
  • binder with tabs labeled Notes, Homework, Study Materials, Assessments.
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Loose-leaf graph paper
  • pencils, blue pen, red pen
  • high-quality metal compass (not plastic)
  • protractor
  • ACT-approved graphing calculator (TI-84+ preferred)