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Alina Birca

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1658
(909) 274-5364
abircaAT_mtsac.edu


BS — University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi
MACalifornia State University, San Bernardino


Alina Birca

Alina Birca has been a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Mt. SAC since 2005. 


Hello Mountie Math Students!


I am so excited that you have decided to take College Algebra or Calculus and Analytic Geometry with Support ! Your success is important to me, so to help prepare you for the next part of your educational journey, I would like to share some information with you about my courses and classroom environments.


Click on one of my classes below to explore the structure and goals of each class.


      • Math 130 Spring 2022

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search. It will also display as "Web" on a separate line to indicate a hybrid class that meets on-campus and has an asynchronous online component (independent work).


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        My class is an asynchronous hybrid, which means we will meet on-campus on Tuesdays and you will work independently the rest of the week. All exams will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. Course materials, including lecture notes, professor's lecture videos, supplemental youtube videos, and handouts, will be provided on Canvas.


        We will be using a zero-cost textbook for this class! Access to the textbook will be embedded in our Canvas course. Homework assignments will be in the form of discussion threads, online homework, textbook problems, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), video lectures, and lecture notes.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils

        Paper

        Scientific Calculator (Strongly Recommended)

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Scanner or Free Scanning App


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Solving Quadratic Equations
        Evaluating Functions
        Graphing Quadratic Equations
        Systems of Equations
        Solving Logarithmic Equations


      • Math 180 + Math 18A Spring 2022

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search. It will also display as "Web" on a separate line to indicate a hybrid class that meets on-campus and has an asynchronous online component (independent work).


        Prerequisites: Math 160 or Appropriate Placement


        Class Structure:
        This is a corequisite class, which means there is an extra 2 unit portion designed to give extra support in various aspects of the class. We will be using Canvas courses for both Math 180 and Math 18A.
        My class is an asynchronous hybrid, which means we will meet on-campus on Mondays and you will work independently the rest of the week. All exams will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. Course materials, including lecture notes, professor's lecture videos, publisher videos, supplemental youtube videos, handouts, and worksheets, will be provided on Canvas.


        Access to is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of discussion threads, worksheets, online homework, textbook problems, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), video lectures, and lecture notes.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils

        Paper

        Scientific Calculator (Strongly Recommended)

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Scanner or Free Scanning App


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Factoring
        Rationalizing with Conjugates
        Trigonometric Quantities
        Trigonometric Identities
        Graphing Basic Functions
        Properties of Logarithms
        Properties of Exponents


Please make sure to log in to your Canvas courses daily to keep up with all announcements, materials, and due dates. Canvas can be accessed through your Mt. SAC portal or at https://mtsac.instructure.com.


My office hours are TBD via Zoom sessions. I look forward to working with everyone, and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


The Math and Computer Science Department is committed to helping our students achieve their math educational goals. We want you to succeed and excel in transfer-level mathematics. We recognize your potential and are here to support you! Whether you are here to obtain a degree, complete transfer requirements, or simply expand your knowledge, we will strive to provide resources that you may need along your journey. Explore the resources below for more information on how our campus can help you achieve your educational goals.


** This information is subject to change, before the start of the term. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Current Class Schedule:
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30349 4 R 01/17/2022 01/23/2022 01:50PM 04:20PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30349 4 R 01/24/2022 01/30/2022 01:50PM 04:20PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30349 4 R 01/31/2022 02/06/2022 01:50PM 04:20PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30349 4 R 02/07/2022 02/13/2022 01:50PM 04:20PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30349 4 01/03/2022 02/13/2022 N/A N/A ONLINE ASYNC
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30352 4 R 01/17/2022 01/23/2022 04:30PM 07:00PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30352 4 R 01/24/2022 01/30/2022 04:30PM 07:00PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30352 4 R 01/31/2022 02/06/2022 04:30PM 07:00PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30352 4 R 02/07/2022 02/13/2022 04:30PM 07:00PM 61 3306
Birca, Alina MATH 130 College Algebra 30352 4 01/03/2022 02/13/2022 N/A N/A ONLINE ASYNC