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 Math Study Center, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
STRENGTHENING YOUR MATH SKILLS
Do you want to strengthen your math skills? Here are some options that are absolutely free to use:
FREE SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS & FACULTY
The following software is available to students free of charge:
AUDITING A COURSE
If you are interested in auditing a course, please complete the Student Request to Audit a Class form . Please note the following details regarding audits:
MEETING WITH THE DEAN
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.
Dr. Marlow Lemons, Dean
email@example.com (310) 660-3593 x3228
Gerson Valle, Associate Dean
firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 660-3593 x3223
Marta Maaza, Administrative Assistant
email@example.com (310) 660-3593 x3201
Janet Quezada, Senior Clerical Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 660-3593 x5200
Aster Assefa, Clerical Assistant
email@example.com (310) 660-3593 x3202
Arturo Hernandez, MESA Director
firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 660-3593 x3887
Luis Barrueta, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator
email@example.com (310) 660-3593 x3612
Daniela Beltran, Program Coordinator - Computer Science S-STEM
Mathematics Division Office
MBA Building, Room 130
Division Office Hours
Fall & Spring Semesters
Mon. - Fri. from 7:45am - 4:30pm
In-Person: Mon. - Thur. from 7:45am - 4:30pm
Remote: Fri. from 7:45am - 4:30pm (call or email)
Mon. - Thur. from 7:45am - 4:30pm
Closed on Fridays