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NC.CGSL-003 - Money Management in College and Beyond - Aivee Ortega

Course:Money Management in College and Beyond
Professor:Aivee Ortega
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Welcome to NC.CGSL 003, Money Management in College and BeyondThis course provides students with a foundation of money management concepts and financial literacy. Students understand how to create a budget to meet their educational goals using various strategies: FAFSA, scholarships, student loans, consumer credit, employment and banking products such as checking and savings accounts.  

Course Description

Introductory course designed to provide students with financial literacy and awareness. Students explore tools to create a budget, develop a financial plan, pros and cons of credit and open checking and savings accounts.

What to Expect in this Course

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Create and demonstrate successful budget keeping.
  2. Developing financial literacy and awareness.
  3. Demonstrate how to open and manage checking and savings accounts.
  4. Describe the characteristics of credit cards. Identify the pros and cons of credit card use, and calculate the total cost of credit.

Types of Assessments

I will be posting live Zoom meeting times, announcements, assignments, discussion items, and homework activities that you will be expected to participate in during the week.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

No textbook required

Other Relevant Course Information

Keep in mind that this is a 1-week course. You will be expected to log onto the canvas site every day. I will be posting live Zoom meeting times, announcements, assignments, discussion items, and homework activities that you will be expected to participate in during the week.

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:

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  • 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.

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Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 926