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Mission Statement

The Mathematics Department at San Diego City College strives to provide a learner-centered environment where students can develop and become practitioners of mathematics.  We emphasize the development of quantitative analysis and critical thinking, preparing students to become life-long scholars, to contribute to the global community as independent and informed thinkers and professionals.

Program Description

Mathematics is the study of numbers, structures, and associated relationships using rigorously defined literal, numerical and operational symbols. Given certain conditions about systems of numbers or other structures, mathematicians derive conclusions based on logical arguments. Basic mathematical skills enable a person to solve numerical problems encountered in daily life, and more advanced skills have numerous applications in the physical, social and life sciences. 

Program Emphasis

The mathematics curriculum includes courses that range from basic skills through differential equations. The basic skills and associate degree level courses provide students with the mathematical preparation necessary for study in other disciplines, as well as for degree and transfer requirements. Successful completion of a mathematics degree will develop competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas. Furthermore, it provides a firm foundation for students planning to study mathematics, engineering, economics, computer science, physical, or life sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Math Developmental Program

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Provide examples of on-campus resources for math support.
  • Perform mathematical operations on various structures, including fractions, without the use of technology.
  • Translate word problems into mathematical expressions or equations.
  • Solve equations properly, logically and with written explanations

Math Transfer Program

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Analyze, model, and clearly and effectively communicate a solution to a math problem.
  • Apply mathematical skills to solve real-world situations relevant to their major.
  • Analyze functions by several means and incorporate these into the use of problem solving.
  • Apply technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding and to solve mathematical problems.

Challenge Process

For students that wish to challenge their current MATH Milestone number (M30/M40/M50), click here for more information regarding the Petition to Challenge Process.

Petition filing deadlines (Spring 2023)

  • Courses that start on 01/30/23: Thursday 01/12/23, 11:59PM PST
  • Courses that start on 02/27/23: Wednesday 02/08/23, 11:59PM PST

Math Pathways (Effective Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

Click on the following links to see the various math course sequences:

Note:  These documents provide an overview of the various pathways.  Course sequencing may vary based upon intended major and transfer institution. 


Click here to access catalog descriptions to our courses.

Looking for information on the course you were recommended to take? 

Click here to see course descriptions, including background requisite knowledge needed for your course.

Name Office Office Phone Email
Carlos de la Lama MS-340B 619.388.3362
Nick Slinglend, Co-Chair MS-335 619.388.3178
Paul Young, Co-Chair MS-338 619.388.3251
Rebecca Wheelock L-208C 619.388.3583 
Clara Mateo MS-332 619.388.3646
Misael Camarena MS-333 619.388.3637
Brenda Long MS-332 619.388.3185
Theresa Gallo MS-337 619.388.3350
Christopher Godbout MS-333 619.388.3546
Lan Hong MS-331 619.388.3351
Jenny Kimm MS-337 619.388.3638
Drazen Petrovic MS-338 619.338.3252
Manfred Smith MS-335 619.388.3352
Roberto Rubalcaba MS-331 619.388.3639

Name Email Address
Sebastian Ahmed-Garay

Farhad Assaderaghi

Mohamed Benbournane 

Brian Carter 

Burak Cebecioglu 

Michael George 

Wesley Ha 

Shani Halperin

George Jessup

Jayne Keller

Todor Kitchev

Jaime Lao 

Philip Lau 

Kirsten Lollis 

Andrew Medin 

Tabitha Murray 

Whitney Niceswanger 

Virginia Phillips 

Victoria Phung 

Briana Reynolds

Mital Shah 

Christina Snow 

Lawrence Terbell 

Mai On-Thai 

Jason Thoma

Tam Tran

Eddie Villanueva 

Franz Wrasidlo

David Wroblewski