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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, email us at math@elcamino.edu or call (310) 660-3200.Contact

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.

The Division of Mathematical Sciences is the hub for three support services.  The Math Study Center (located in MBAH 119) provides one-to-one tuoring 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.

If you only want to pursue your associate's degree, complete the survey and enroll in MATH 80: Intermediate Algebra.

Questions about...

Complete the General Petition Form from the Admissions & Records (A&R) Office.  Prerequisite clearances are processed through A&R and not through the division.  After completing the form, you may email them at admissionshelp@elcamino.edu to check on the status of it.

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 counseling@elcamino.edu 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 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
mlemons@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3228

Gerson Valle, Associate Dean
gvalle@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3223

Marta Maaza, Administrative Assistant
mmaaza@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3201

Janet Quezada
, Senior Clerical Assistant
jaquezada@elcamino.edu   (310) 660-3593 x5200

Aster Assefa
, Clerical Assistant
aassefa@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3202

Kathryn Marsh
, Math Study Center Coordinator
kamarsh@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x6591

Arturo Hernandez
, MESA Director
ahernandez@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3887

Luis Barrueta
, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator
lbarrueta@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3612

Daniela Beltran
, Program Coordinator - Computer Science S-STEM
dbeltran@elcamino.edu  (310) 660-3593 x3413


Questions? Contact Us

Mathematics Division Office

MBA Building, Room 130 

View Campus Map

310-660-3593 x3200


9:00am - 3:30pm

Virtual Hours
7:45am - 4:30pm
(Call 310-660-3200 for assistance)