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After about 6 years I'm finally getting out of the military in May and start going to school full time starting in the fall. I want to do engineering, but I know I'm behind in math and am worried about starting calculus. I want to improve my math by taking both College Algebra and trig during the summer at a community college. The classes are both 11 weeks long.

Brief history on my math:

Growing up, I did fairly well in math. I can grasp the concepts quick. I got As in freshman algebra and sophomore geometry back in high school, but I screwed up right after that. By screwing up, I mean I sat next to my friends when in Algebra 3-4 honors my junior year and I was destroyed. I wouldn't pay attention because I was distracted by friends. I believe I somehow got a C my first half of the school year, but a D the last half. I stopped taking math after that because I knew I was going to the military first and didn't care (immature and stupid, I know).

About a year ago, I took college Algebra online while stationed overseas. I ended up being very busy during the term, but managed to get a B. I honestly could have gotten an A. That was a year ago and I know I need to take it again.

My question now is, do you all think it is okay to take both college Algebra and trig at the same time to help prepare myself for calculus? I know for a fact I need to take trig because of how long its been, but I also feel that I really need to take Algebra again. I've forgot many of the equations and never fully understood them all. I want to be more confident in math skills when starting calculus.