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Mathematics

Mathematics is a multifaceted subject of great beauty and application. The study of math explores some of the deepest questions and puzzles that have ever been encountered and equips the student with a universal language used to study quantities and relationships in all fields. Through the study of mathematics, the student develops both the ability to think logically and abstractly as well as the problem-solving and computational skills necessary for success in any field of study.

Degrees

Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Mathematics Associate in Science Degree for Transfer 60 units
Mathematics Associate in Science Degree 60 units

MATHEMATICS: For transfer information see assist.org and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

  • William Breder
  • Alyson Butcher
  • SerKuang Chen
  • Brad Chin
  • Gretchen Ehlers
  • Jesus Gonzalez
  • Rebecca Hiller
  • Kristen Jackanich
  • Faun Maddux
  • Neeti Mittal
  • Kim Pham
  • Laura Plunkett
  • Mel Vaughn
  • Amy Vu
  • Betty Weiss
  • Shannon Wong

Highlights

  • A professional and innovative staff committed to providing the best possible mathematics education, including the use of computers and multimedia presentations in the teaching of mathematics.
  • A comprehensive mathematics curriculum addressing the needs of both the transfer student and the non-transfer student. • A math resource center providing free tutoring and alternative modes of instruction and support for students
  • A technology-mediated alternative for students in arithmetic and algebra.

Career Options

  • Actuary
  • Appraiser
  • Assessor
  • Auditor
  • Biometrician
  • Budget Analyst
  • Casualty Rater
  • Computer Programmer
  • Controller
  • Demographer
  • Doctor
  • Econometrician
  • Engineering Analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Management Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Operations Researcher
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Surveyor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner
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  • Dean
    Laura Hyatt
  • Department Chair
    Laura Plunkett
  • Department Chair Phone
    408-741-2064
  • Department Chair Email
    laura.plunkett@westvalley.edu
  • Embedded Counselor
    Claudio Silva
  • Embedded Counselor Phone
    408-741-2162
  • Embedded Counselor Email
    claudio.silva@westvalley.edu
Last Updated 10/17/22