Mathematics Department
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.

Computer Science
Computer science is the youngest of the sciences and focuses on the study of computer software, architecture, theory, and applications. This discipline explores computing theory and symbolic computation, the nature of computer architecture and operating systems, data communications, graphics, software engineering, mathematical applications, robotics, artificial intelligence, and system software.

There are many curriculum choices open to students interested in the science of computers. Students interested in the hardware aspect of computers should look at the vocational and transfer courses offered in engineering and electronics programs. Students interested in the operations aspect of computers should review the programs offered in computer information systems and computer literacy courses.

Career Options
Below is a sample of the career options available for the computer science major. A few of these require an associate in arts degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: computer scientist, systems analyst, computer service coordinator, software engineer, computer graphic specialist, high school or college teacher, data base administrator, researcher, program analyst, teleprocessing coordinator, knowledge engineer, technical control specialist, systems manager, data processing application programmer, information specialist and positions available in allied professions of business, industry, and scientific technology.

Department Co-Chairs
Richard Fielding, M.S.
Phone: (619) 421-6700, ext. 5870 | Office: 390A

Sylvia Nadalet, M.S.
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 |
Kimberley Puen, 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: 9/24/2015 10:58:36 AM