- Full-Time Faculty
- Adjunct Faculty
- Instructional Assistants
- Math Courses & Pathways
- Math Pathways Flow Chart
- Student Resources
- Math Faculty Resources
- Assessment Center
On this website you can learn about what the Math Department has to offer you at Las Positas College. Just click on the links at left to find out about our course offerings, meet our faculty and staff, and find out about additional resources available to you.
Math Pathways based on Academic Goal
To achieve your goals efficiently and successfully, the Math Department has new pathways and support options. Beginning Fall 2019, students are encouraged to enroll directly into a transfer-level course. Students should consider their academic goal, past achievements, and experiences. Students are also strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many resources available to support them at LPC. Click the box below to learn more about your educational goals and the math pathway right for you.
The Mathematics Department Coordinator is Ashley McHale (925.424.1351).
Our department is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Division (S.T.E.M.).
Dr. Nan Ho is the Dean of this Division.
Linda Cross is our senior administrative assistant (925.424.1183).
A.S.T. Mathematics Degree (for Transfer)
The Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer is a degree intended for students transfering to the CSU system with a major in mathematics. To learn more about this degree, please consult the Las Positas College 2020-2021 Catalog.
Enroll with Confidence! We offer a variety of Courses, Award-Winning Learning Supports and Modes for Study
At Las Positas, we are dedicated to providing you with the best academic opportunities so you can achieve your learning goals. Beginning Fall 2019, students are encouraged to enroll directly into a transfer-level course. Students should consider their academic goal, past achievements, and experiences. We have a math course and support options for every learner! Our Associate Degree- and Foundational-Level courses are offered for credit and tuition-free. We offer Math Jam Bootcamp and Concurrent Support courses during the semester to support your learning needs, from Prealgebra to Calculus III, so you can enroll in confidence! We want to make sure your precious time is streamlined and productive. Click here to see a flyer.
What Math Courses Should I Take? Where should I start?
Please visit the Mathematics Courses and Pathways Chart Page for assistance in selecting the right course for you.
The Assessment Center provides interactive, self-placement tools to assist students on where to start based on their academic goals and educational needs. Students are encouraged to enroll directly into a transfer-level course. Students should consider their academic goal, past achievements, and experiences. We have a math course and support options for every learner, so students can enroll with confidence!
Math Jam Bootcamp Courses - tuition-free
Click here for more information about Math Jam.
Award-winning, 1-week before the semester starts & tuition-free! Offered the week before the Fall and Spring semesters. Innovative learning interventions help you prepare for upcoming mathematic courses. Proven to increase student success and retention rates. Students who attend two NMAT Math Jams can earn a noncredit Certificate of Completion.
For more information, visit Math Jam at http://laspositascollege.edu/mathjam.
Concurrent Support Courses - tuition-free or credit
NEW! Jam all semester long with RECOMMENDED support during the semester. Offered for credit or tuition-free (noncredit). Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while taking your math class. These classes will help you streamline the time you need to spend outside of a math class studying to be successful. The support course includes assignments to help you prepare for upcoming tests and/or to review a recent test and learn from your mistakes. You will have opportunity to work on what YOU need to learn – whether it is to review prerequisite material that you need to know in order to be successful or to work on the new material covered in your class. The support class does not have any homework.
For more information, view here.
Different Learning Modes
Are you anxious or nervous about passing algebra? We have numerous ways in which you can complete your math requirement and many different resources available to you for FREE to help you succeed in math! We offer algebra courses in a variety of different modes to meet your learning needs.
- Traditional lecture mode where an instructor will guide you through the material..
- We also offer self-accelerated courses where you can work at your own pace to complete a course in a semester in our guided, independent learning program called the Math Emporium.
Our algebra courses are also offered online as hybrid classes, to help those who cannot make it to campus on a regular basis.
To see which mode is best for you, look at all of your choices by clicking on: Modes of Instruction.
Course Repetition Policy (for replacing a sub-standard grade)
There is a state mandated Repetition Policy for the Chabot-Las Positas District that is retroactive to the date a student first started taking courses within the district (at either Chabot or Las Positas)
What does this mean for students?
Within the district, a student is allowed to attempt a course (or courses equivalent to it) at total of THREE TIMES. If the first attempt is unsuccessful (W, D, F, or NC (No Credit)), a student has two additional attempts to complete the course with a passing grade (C, B, A or Cr (Credit)).
After three attempts to pass a course (or equivalent course), students will be blocked from registering for that course (or its equivalents) again at either Las Positas or Chabot College unless a special circumstance petition is approved, as described in the Administrative Rules and Procedures.
Click here for more information and for a table of mathematics course equivalencies.
Please direct comments and suggestions about the Mathematics Department Website to David Powers.