In today’s highly technological society, the study of mathematics has become increasingly important, particularly to computer science. Mathematics is a study that provides a foundation for problem solving and logical reasoning skills. It includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and computer programming, etc. Mathematics is the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions. In addition to college-level mathematics courses (numbered 100 or above) that will meet the lower-division needs of college transfer students, Southwestern College offers developmental courses consisting of arithmetic through intermediate algebra.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the mathematics major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: numerical analyst, teacher, engineering analyst, systems analyst, operations analyst, casualty rater, technical writer, research assistant, statistician, and computer specialist. In addition, there is presently a great need for high school and college mathematics instructors with this area of employment continuing to grow as society becomes more technological in business, industry, government, and education.

Department Co-Chairs
Pete Herrera, M.A.
Phone: (619) 421-6700, ext. 5950 | Office: 320C

Sylvia Nadalet, M.A.
Phone: (619) 421-6700, ext. 5970 | Office: 320A

Martha Carey, M.S. | ext. 5384 |
Karen Cliffe, M.A. |ext. 5519 |
Philipp Diwa, M.A. | ext. 5931 |
Richard Fielding, M.S. | ext. 5870, 
Youssef Francis, M.A. | ext. 5932 |  
Minerva Garcia, Ph.D. | ext 5517 |
Tina Goldberg, M.A. | ext. 5523 |
Pete Herrera, M.A. | ext. 5950 |
Coryna Holcombe, M.S. | ext 5515 |
Alex Juden, M.S. | ext. 5580 |
Romina Tehrani Lingvall, M.A. | ext. 5532 |
Andrew Medin, M.A. | ext. 5874 |
Myriam Moody, M.A. | ext. 5951 | 
Sylvia Nadalet, M.A. | ext. 5970 | 
Maria Olivas, M.A. | ext. 5565 |
Kimberly Puen, M.S., M.Ed.| ext. 5954 |
Nghiep Quan, M.A.T.S. | ext. 5956 |
Mimi Rasky, M.A. | ext. 5871 | 
Carl Scarbnick, Ph.D. | ext. 5524, 
Bruce Smith, M.S. | ext. 5291 |
Val Villegas, M.A. | ext. 5546 |

Last updated: 3/17/2016 5:29:01 PM