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Math 060 - Elementary Algebra - Julio C. Herrera

Course:Elementary Algebra
Professor:Julio C. Herrera
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Elementary Algebra is a really cool class. We'll see a lot of real world problems and also lay the foundation to give you the mathematical maturity so that you can take more advanced algebra classes. This particular class is a late start class, so it is as fast paced as some summer classes. That means that you will have to put in a lot of extra time compared to regular length classes. Please keep this in mind as you make the commitment to take the class. Having said that, be prepared to have a lot of fun and learn a lot. 

Course Description

Math 060 is a beginning course in elementary algebra designed to develop the
manipulative skills of algebra. An introduction to the fundamental concepts of operating within the real number
system, to working with first degree equations in one unknown, to factoring of multiplication of polynomials and
dealing with algebraic fractions. Linear functions and graphs, systems of linear equalities, exponents, quadratic
and rational equations, and applications are studied.

What to Expect in this Course

Due to the nature of distance learning delivery and dealing with technology, please make sure you have
the time to devote to the course to ensure success. In order to be successful, you will probably need to
spend between 15-20 hours per week on course material. Please carefully consider your own weekly
schedule and commitments. If you cannot devote that kind of time to this course, it might be a good idea
to enroll during another session when you have more availability.

Types of Assessments

Exams: No collaborations are allowed during exams. No make-up exams are allowed .

Chapter Exams (60%): There will be a total of 4 online exams throughout the
semester. Your lowest test score may be dropped to improve your final

Final Exam (25%): A cumulative final exam will be given online; please
refer to the class schedule for the due date.

Homework /Quizzes (15%): All of your homework, quizzes, and exams will be administered online through
Pearson MyLab. You will need to purchase a MyLab subscription if it does not come with your textbook. Use
the course ID herrera05169 to register for this specific section of MyLab. The access code for MyLab can
be purchased as a package with your book or separately from

In order to do well in this class you should work on your homework immediately after viewing the lecture
videos, and you should attempt to complete the quizzes for each section as soon as you have completed the
homework for the section of interest. Because MyLab does not grade each step of your work, you should
write your homework down on paper in case you need to ask me questions in class or during my office
hours. Late assignments will NOT be accepted.

Grading: Your grade in the course will be determined the following way:


  • Chapter Exams: 60%
  • Final Exam: 25%
  • Homework: 10%
  • Quizzes: 5%

Textbook Information

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra by Sullivan, 4th edition

Other Relevant Course Information

Requirements for the course:

  • A laptop or desktop computer with a webcam, a microphone and speakers.                
  • A reliable internet connection.
  • A secondary device (cell phones are allowed) that you will use to scan your hand-written work.   
  • MyLab access code.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 10/14/2021 Sub#: 867