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Welcome to the Mathematics Department


COVID-19 Notice (Fall 2021 - Spring 2022):

Through Spring 2022, most math courses will continue to be offered in the fully online modality.  However, there are limited options for classes held in-person.  San Diego Community College District will require all new and returning students to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination if attendance any course that requires in-person activitiy (such as coming to class or taking in-person exams).  For more information please visit


For a full list of our course offerings, please visit class schedule here.


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

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Analyze and Communicate: Analyze, model, and clearly and effectively communicate a solution to a math problem.
  • Applications of Math: Apply mathematical skills to solve and accurately describe their process for real-world problems relevant to their major.
  • Math Routines: Solve routine mathematical problems using proper mathematical notation, in multiple ways if applicable.
  • Technology: Apply technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding to solve mathematical problems.
  • Resources: Know about on-campus resources that will promote success in their math classes.

(Effective Fall 2019 -- Math Pathways)

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. 


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, Chair MS-340B 619.388.3362
Nick Slinglend, Co-Chair MS-335 619.388.3178
Paul Young, Co-Chair MS-338 619.388.3251
Tracey Kiser, Math Center Coordinator 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

Adjunct and Pro Rata Professors

Name Email Address
Sebastian Ahmed-Garay

Anthony Armas

Farhad Assaderaghi

Mohamed Benbournane 

Brian Carter 

Burak Cebecioglu 

Michael George 

Marcia Gill

Marjaneh Gustafson 

Wesley Ha 

Shani Halperin

George Jessup

Fred Julian 

Jayne Keller

Farnaz Khoromi 

Todor Kitchev

Jaime Lao 

Philip Lau 

Kirsten Lollis 

Andrew Medin 

Tabitha Murray 

Whitney Niceswanger 

Virginia Phillips 

Victoria Phung 

Briana Reynolds

Geraldine Schat

Mital Shah 

Christina Snow 

Lawrence Terbell 

Mai On-Thai 

Jason Thoma

Franz Wrasidlo

David Wroblewski


Click here to access catalog descriptions to our courses.