Mathematical Sciences Division


About the Division of Mathematical Sciences

Hours of operation are listed at the bottom of this website. For any math, computer science, or engineering inquiries, call us at (310) 660-3200, or email us by emailing us at math@elcamino.eduContact

The Division of Mathematical Sciences is a unit of the Academic Affairs area, and is composed of three departments: the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Engineering.  We offer instruction in these courses supporting social science and liberal arts majors, education majors (future teachers), and STEM majors.

Mathematics courses range from liberal arts mathematics and statistics to differential equations and linear algebra.  Many mathematics courses provide students the opportunity to use popular technology including graphing calculators, GeoGebra and Mathematica, WebAssign, MyMathLab, and online statistical software.  Computer science courses offer students experience working with C++, Java, Python, assembly language, and MATLAB just to name a few.  Students finishing these courses are prepared to transfer into to four-year computer science programs. Engineering courses offer students an introduction to engineering fields.  The Department of Engineering also offers an additional statics course, and the debut of a circuits course with circuits lab.

Students can get mathematics support two ways.  The Tutoring Hub, located on the second floor of the Library, provides one-to-one tutoring on a drop-in basis remotely and in person.  The Math Study Center also provides embedding tutors for most of our mathematics courses.  Supplemental Instruction offers coaches that provide additional group study practices to students in mathematics courses. 

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (or MESA) is a mentoring program involving faculty, upper division students, and science/health professionalshelp to help underserved and underrepresented students achieve success in math- and science-based degrees.

The Mathematical Sciences division is also the home to the Warrior-Toro Computer Science Pathway Program, a cohort-based program offered in partnership between El Camino College and California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) that provides a structured and supported prescribed course pathway for students to complete a bachelor's degree in computer science in four years.  Students must commit to following the prescribed course pathway and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. El Camino College and CSUDH are the second to offer this pathway in the state following the successful cohort of California State University Monterey Bay and Hartnell College in the Bay area and the first to offer it in Southern California.

For Students: Know your AB 705 Math Placement!

Complete the English/Math Placement survey under your MyECC account.  After logging into MyECC, look for this survey at the bottom:


Complete this survey.  Then, set an appointment with a counselor to understand what transfer-level mathematics course(s) you are eligible for and should take for your major.


Questions about...

For a math, computer science, or engineering prerequisite clearance, please call our division office at 310-660-3200 to speak with a dean.  For any other course outside of this division, you can call the respective division office or complete the General Petition Form.


Complete the Repeat Petition Form from the Admissions & Records (A&R) Office.  Repeat petitions are processed through Counseling Office and not through the division.  After completing the form, you may email them at to check on the status of it.


Section transfers are for students who need to switch to a different section due an extenuating situation or circumstance.  It is the student's responsibility to get permission from the instructor that he or she wants to transfer into.  Once this has been established, complete the Section Transfer Form.


Complete the Online Ed Form.  You can follow-up by sending an email to


Do you want to strengthen your math skills?  Here are some options that are absolutely free to use:


The following software is available to students free of charge:



If you are interested in auditing a course, please complete the Student Request to Audit a Class form.  If the form is disabled, please go to the Admissions & Records Office for a paper copy.  Please note the following details regarding audits:

  • Audit forms are not processed or accepted until after the add/drop deadline.
  • After your audit form is approved, please contact the Cashier's Office to pay the audit fee.
  • Course audits are performed through the Admissions & Records (A&R) Office and not in this division.  So, please follow up with the A&R Office on the status of your submitted audit form.


Have a concern and need to speak with the dean?  Complete the Meet with the Dean form.  After submitting it, a division office staff member will contact you to schedule a meeting.

Select a department for more information about its degrees or certificates, courses, and career paths.


Click below for the contact information of the division staff.

Dr. Marlow Lemons, Dean  (310) 660-3593 x3228

Gerson Valle, Associate Dean  (310) 660-3593 x3223

Jacquelinne Vega, Administrative Assistant, (310) 660-3593 x3201

Janet Quezada
, Senior Clerical Assistant   (310) 660-3593 x5200

Aster Assefa
, Clerical Assistant  (310) 660-3593 x3202

Arturo Hernandez
, MESA Director  (310) 660-3593 x3887

Luis Barrueta
, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator  (310) 660-3593 x3612

Daniela Beltran
, Program Coordinator - Computer Science S-STEM



Division Dean Open Office Hours
Monday 9:00am 10:00am
Friday 9:00am 10:00am



Questions? Contact Us

Mathematics Division Office

MBA Building, Room 130 

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310-660-3593 x3200

Division Office Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters
Mon. - Fri. from 7:45am - 4:30pm

Winter Session
In-Person: Mon. - Thur. from 7:45am - 4:30pm
Remote: Fri. from 7:45am - 4:30pm (call or email)

Summer Session
Mon. - Thur. from 7:45am - 4:30pm
Closed on Fridays