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Humanities and Mathematics

Welcome to the Humanities and Math Division
at El Camino College Compton Center!

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Are you a new or returning student, part-time student, full-time student, high school student, working parent, single parent, working adult, lifelong learner, retired adult, or grandparent? Do you need to get up to transfer-level coursework in English and math; or do you need a core math or humanities course to upgrade skills, earn a certificate or degree, fulfill a major requirement to transfer; and do you have a free hour or two? Choose the time that's convenient for you!

Great college-credit humanities and math classes in refresher arithmetic, algebra, (pre)calculus, reading and writing (including literature courses), English as a Second Language (ESL), speechjournalism,  and academic strategies are being offered near you, and classes are offered morning, afternoon, evening, online, and hybrid.


Quick Start with 1-2-3-4-5 Easy Steps: 

1. Register and do mandatory orientation. (Click here).

2. Take placement test at the Welcome Center (D27).

3. Visit counselor in the Administration Building to review your educational plan ("Ed Plan").

4. Enroll in available class(es).

5. Pay fees by deadline. (See www.compton.edu > home)


Exciting contemporary English courses include the following features:

  • Great reading selections
  • Lively discussions
  • Fantastic lectures
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Class visits to the library to learn the latest research techniques
  • Interactive grammar labs and Writing Center with upgraded computers

(Click here for sequence of English classes)

Spectacular Seasonal Spring 2016 Literature Courses:

  • British Literature
  • American Literature (online)
  • Children's Literature (online)
  • Creative Writing

Student Success Programs:

See Exciting Upcoming Compton Lectures

See Exciting Upcoming Films





Exciting contemporary math courses include the following features:

  • Great class selections
  • Lively discussions
  • Fantastic lectures
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Interactive math labs with upgraded computers

(Click here for sequence of math classes)

List of Math Courses:

  • Math 12 Basic Arithmetic Skills
  • Math 23 Pre-Algebra
  • Math 33 Extended Elementary Algebra (Part 1)
  • Math 37 Basic Accelerated Mathematics
  • Math 40 Elementary Algebra
  • Math 43 Extended Elementary Algebra (Part 2)
  • Math 67 General Education Algebra
  • Math 73 Intermediate Algebra (General Education)
  • Math 80 Intermediate Algebra for STEM
  • Math 110 Structures and Concepts in Math
  • Math 130 College Algebra
  • Math 150 Elementary Statistics with Probability
  • Math 170 Trigonometry
  • Math 180 Pre-Calculus
  • Math 190 Sigl Var Calculus and Analytical Geometry


English/ESL Faculty 

  • Jose Bernaudo
  • Aurora Cortez-Perez
  • Judith Crozier
  • Amber Gillis
  • Lauren Gras
  • Chris Halligan
  • Jennifer Hill
  • Dalia Juarez
  • Shemiran Lazar
  • David Maruyama
  • Thomas Norton
  • Dr. Ruth Roach
  • Nikki Williams
  • Dr. Valerie Woodward



 Math Faculty

  • Ali Abbassi
  • Ronny Alpern
  • Gayathri Manikandan
  • Jose Martinez
  • Joe Mediza
  • Miguel Ornelas
  • Dr. Don Roach
  • Dr. Malinni Roeun
  • Patricia Stoddard
  • Abby Tatlilioglu
  • Mohammad Tavakkoli
  • Gerson Valle
  • Dr. Jose Villalobos
  • Ruth Zambrano

Communication Studies Faculty 

  • Liza Rios



Human Development Faculty

  • Dr. Roza Ekimyan 

 Library Faculty and Staff                

  • Estina Pratt, Library Coordinator
  • Andree Valdry, Librarian
  • Charles Hobbs, Librarian
  • Gerri Luckey, Library Assistant
  • Claudia Gomez, Library Clerk
  • Monireath Reas, Library Clerk


 Student Success Center Faculty and Staff

  • Alberto Jimenez, Instructional Specialist
  • Stefania Silvestri, SSC Coordinator
  • Brenda Donaldson, Instructional Assistant
  • Wendy Johnson, Instructional Assistant
  • Jose Escotto, Instructional Assistant
  • Lorena Fonseca, Instructional Assistant
  • Benjamin Ceja, Instructional Assistant

Dr. Chelvi Subramaniam, 

Dean of Student Success

(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2235






Dr. Donald Roach,

Division Chair

(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2332



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