Mathematics Department

Possible career opportunities

Mathematicians work in a variety of fields, among them: statistics, analysis, actuarial science, mathematical modeling, computer programming, cryptography, research, and education. More than two years of college study is usually required for these career options. A strong background in mathematics is also required for many careers in engineering, accounting and finance, business administration, risk management, and business forecasting, as well as for research in computer science, social science, and the physical sciences.

Skills for Student Success

Skills for student success flyer thumbnailOffered at no cost to students!

This program is for students who want to gain confidence before taking transfer-level math and English courses, learn essential math and English skills for college, discover growth mindset, explore college resources, and meet fellow students. Summer '22 courses now open!

Choose one of three tracks:

  • Math Skills for the Stats Pathway
    MATH 002NC-1000
    Dates: 7/25/22 - 8/11/22
    Time: 2pm - 4pm
    Location: LC-206
  • Math Skills for the Business and STEM Pathways
    Math 003NC-0999
    Dates: 7/25/22 - 8/11/22
    Time: 2pm - 4pm
    Location: LC-205
  • English Skills for Success
    ENGL 091NC- 0662
    Dates: 7/25/22 - 8/11/22
    Time: 2pm - 4pm
    Location: H-113

New Support Classes and Placement

Starting in Fall, 2019, new placement rules are in effect so that all transfer-bound students have the right to go straight into a transfer-level Math course. Support classes are available to help students succeed at transfer level.

Math sequences

Degrees and certificates

Associate in science degree for transfer

Mathematics class schedules

Math office hours

Math Course Sequences

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The DVC Mathematics Department teaches a wide range of classes from Arithmetic/Problem Solving through Differential Equations, in a variety of formats. A mathematics laboratory is open daily in the Learning Center where mathematics advisers are available to aid students. 

Contact us

Math Department  Chair:  Lindsey Lang 925-969-2681 llang@dvc.edu  MA-260


Math & Engineering
Division Office


Dean: Despina Prapavessi
Admin.:  TBA

925-969-2689
925-969-2688
dprapavessi@dvc.edu  MA-267
MA-267
Directory Mathematics Department faculty and staff