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MATH-070-57864 - Intermediate Algebra - Helen Atniel

Course:Intermediate Algebra
Professor:Helen Atniel
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


This course is taught in a remote education format via Zoom and Canvas. Attendance (via Zoom) is mandatory. You will need to have access to Canvas to take this course. Classwork, homework, quizzes and exam materials will be available through Canvas. The exams will be administered via Canvas.

This course is a prerequisite for various rigorous math courses designed to prepare STEM majors for a degree in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering. If you do not plan to be a STEM major, please contact your counselor to determine if a different math course might be a more suitable alternative for your educational needs. 

Course Description

This course examines functions and equations involving linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and absolute-value functions as well as other algebraic topics including radicals, rational exponents, inequalities, and conics.

What to Expect in this Course

Your knowledge in this course will be assessed through online exams, a cumulative final exam, classwork and homework. You will need to have access to Canvas and Zoom to take the course. It is extremely important to attend class and keep up with the assignments. Homework quizzes and exams must be completed during the scheduled class time on the days they are assigned (late submissions will not be accepted unless there is a documented, valid emergency). All due dates will be specified in the course syllabus. Regular attendance is required. You must attend the first class meeting via Zoom at the scheduled day/time. Any student absent on the first day will be dropped.

Types of Assessments

Assessments will include exams, a cumulative final exam, classwork, homework and homework quizzes. More information regarding how grades will be determined will be given in the course syllabus.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

You will need a Student Access Code for MyMathLab for this course. Electronic version of the textbook is available online, so you do not need to purchase a hard copy of the textbook. Without the Access Code, you will not be able to do the homework, quizzes and exams for the course. You can register and purchase an access code for MyMathLab from Pearson inside Canvas. More information will be given on the first day of the course. 

If you want a hard copy of the text book: 

The ISBN number of the fourth edition is 9780134592886. 

You can also buy the third edition for much cheaper. The ISBN number of the third edition is 9780321880154.


Other Relevant Course Information

Students will need to login to Canvas on the first day of the session to access the Zoom meeting link and pertinent course information. Course syllabus and schedule will be available through Canvas on the first day of the session.

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)

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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

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 08/08/2021 Sub#: 484