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.

Associate degree and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Mathematics Department

Associate in science degree for transfer

  • Mathematics (MATH)

Mathematics Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Mathematics class schedules

spring MATH class schedule

summer MATH class schedule

fall MATH class schedule


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DVC Mathematics

Math faculty office hours

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 advisors are available to aid students. Our Division Office on campus is in MA-267; our Division Dean is Despina Prapavessi and our Department Chair is Sam Needham 925-969-2683.

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Chair: Sam Needham
Division: Mathematics/Computer Science
Directory: Mathematics Department faculty and staff