Introductory Statistics
CRN: 31868
12 Weeks - Distance Education course - start March 17 to June 14


On-Campus Requirements

Name  Mr. Ralph Tippins, Mathematics Department  

Phone  (626) 914-8772
Location  MA 213

Introductory course to statistics and probability, descriptive analysis, presentation of data, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, normal curve, chi-square, and applications in diverse disciplines.


  • Assessment and Learning Account: ALEKS account for entire semester. An account code can be purchased separately in the bookstore or directly from the ALEKS site once your temporary access has ended.


  • The Nature of Probability and Statistics
  • Frequency Distributions and Graphs
  • Data Descriptions
  • Probability and Counting Rules
  • Discrete Probability Distributions
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Confidence Intervals and Sample Size
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Testing the Difference between Two Means, Two Variances, and Two Proportions
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Other Chi-Square Tests


Exams and Assignments

  • There will be five Exams (All comprehensive).
  • There will be ten scheduled assignments.
  • Ongoing weekly interactive assignments
  • Five Assessments based in your weekly interactive assignments.


Most of your time in this course will be spent in the ALEKS system. Thus, one of your first assignments is to go through these video presentations, and web pages to familiarize yourself with the ALEKS system.

You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class.

Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website. When you go there (see below), pay particular attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section.  

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
Blackboard --> 
WingSpan -->  
  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
  • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Introductory Statistics course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.