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NC.CGSL-003 - Money Management in College and Beyond - Kerry F Brown

Course:Money Management in College and Beyond
Professor:Kerry F Brown
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Kerry F Brown

Hello Everyone!  student success black and white pc of students jumping in air

Welcome to NC.CGSL 003, Money Management in College and Beyond

I'm excited to be a part of your learning experience as you begin and or continue your academic journey. I'm a full-time counselor at College of the Canyons.This is a great course to connect with a counselor and network with other students. 

This 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.  

I look forward to working with you and I'll see you online!

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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.

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What to Expect in this Course

After completing this course, you should be able to: money sign with a black graduation hat on top of sign

  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 post assignments, discussion items, and homework activities for you to complete during your 1 week course.

Textbook Information

No textbook required!

Other Relevant Course Information

Special Reminders: This is 1-week course. You will be expected to log onto the canvas site every day. I will be posting announcements, assignments, discussion items, and homework activities that you participate in during the week. animated pic of your professor with a green check next to me

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.

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

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: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1077