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Mathematics Department 

Attention! Do you want to complete your degree sooner?

If you have not taken Math 10, 12 or 42 yet and have not taken the VVC assessment test since March 2016, please consider re-taking the assessment test.  The Math Dept. has changed its approach to assessment.  You are strongly encouraged to re-take the VVC Math Assessment test to determine your new math placement.  You have the opportunity to place in a higher-level math class than you did in the past to help you reach your graduation goal sooner!

You can schedule an Assessment Test appointment at Be sure to let the Assessment Proctor know that you are testing in math only.

The Victor Valley College Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses to meet the needs of our diverse student population. It is a vital and growing program, providing reasoning skills to help students function in a wide range of sciences: social, biological, physical, behavioral, and management. Mathematics is necessary for understanding and expressing ideas in science, engineering, and human affairs. Mathematics is integrally related to computer science and statistics, which have proven invaluable to advancing research and modern industrial technology. The Mathematics curriculum academically prepares the student to transfer to a 4-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree; it is also an integral part of many certificates and degrees offered at VVC. In addition, we offer an AS-T in Mathematics at Victor Valley College!

For tutoring help, the math department offers the Math Success Center.  It is located in the Academic Commons (building 42).  Open Mon-Thurs from 9 am - 5 pm, it is a place to study and do your homework, as well as a place to get math tutoring.  The math department also offers a series of workshops to help you with you succeed.


The VVC Math department has recently established two math pathways, one for STEM students and one for NON-STEM students.  The following lists of majors are intended to help you determine which math pathway you should take.  while the list is not all-inclusive, it should help you to determine your pathway.  If your major is not listed, look for related majors in the lists.  If you have any questions, please seek out the advice of a counselor or the Transfer Center.

Non-STEM Majors:  Allied Health, Anthropology, Art, Art History, ASL, Auto, Broadcast Media, Business, Business Education Technology, Child Development, Classics, Communication, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Animation & Graphics, Construction Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Dance, Dental Hygiene*, Ecology, English, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Fire Technology, Geography, Government, History, Human Resources, Music, Ornamental Horticulture, Paralegal, Paramedic, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology*, Real Estate, Restaurant Management, Social Work*, Sociology*, Spanish (Foreign Languages), and Theater Arts.

The Non-STEM Path is intended for those seeking a vocation not requiring the typical sequence of algebra courses.  The STEM Path is the traditional sequence of algebra courses leading to advanced mathematical studies.

STEM Majors:  Applied Behavioral Analysis, Applied Sciences, Architecture, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Health Science, Kinesiology, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing*, Physical Science, Physics, Sports Medicine, Structural Engineering, and Surveying.

*These majors may have special circumstances based on the college/university you transfer to, as well as how far in the discipline you intend to study.  Please consult a counselor or the Transfer Center for further direction.

Please refer to the Math Sequence of Courses for the STEM and Non-STEM Pathways to help determine the math courses appropriate for your major.

Math Locations On-Campus


  • Building 30 (Liberal Arts): Rooms 6, 7, 9 & 10
  • Building 21 (Technology Center): Rooms 155, 156 & 157

Faculty Offices

  • Building 30 (Liberal Arts): Estephan & Mauch
  • Building 31 (Science): Toner, Carver, Slough, Carlson, Ridge & Melkonian
  • Building 21 (Technology Center): Malone, Weis, Ngobi & Redona

This image is a visual representation of the physical locations on our campus map as to where the Math classrooms and faculty offices are located. This information is listed in text format on this web page just before this image.


Last Updated 6/23/16