Instructional Programs
Dr. Carlos C. Amaya -Dean of Architecture, Art, Math & Science, Valle Verde Campus


Welcome to the Architecture, Art, Math, & Science Division!


Welcome to the Valle Verde Architecture, Art, Math & Science Division page. The Division is also known as the “Math & Science Division” but as you can see, this is quite a diverse division and encompasses all the disciplines below.



Developmental Math

Transfer Math







The Division offers a multitude of opportunities for our students and we welcome you to stop by the Division office for more information and guidance on how to learn more about each of these exciting disciplines.


The Division also offers student research opportunities via the following programs:

  • Bridges to the Baccalaureate (Biomedical Research) – contact Dr. Dominic Lannutti(
  • STEMGROW (Math, Biology, Engineering) – contact Project Director Dr. Mozella Garcia (, Dr. Dominic Lannutti (, or Fan Chen (

For any Division questions or concerns, please contact Lucy Garcia at (915) 831-2165.


Dr. Amaya is a native El Pasoan who earned his B.S. in Biology from UTEP, M.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has a diverse teaching background and has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas County Community College, Siena College (Loudonville, NY), Mission Early College High School, and El Paso Community College. Dr. Amaya has been with EPCC since 2008 and served as a Biology Faculty member at the Valle Verde Campus until the summer of 2016.

Dr. Amaya assumed the role of Dean of Architecture, Art, Math & Science in the summer of 2016.

 Division Office


Dr. Carlos Amaya

Dean of Arch, Arts, Math & Science

Valle Verde




Norma Hinojos

Senior Administrative Associate
Tel: (915) 831-2016

Lucy Garcia

Administrative Associate
Tel: (915) 831-2165


Aracely Terrazas

Administrative Office Assistant
Honors Program
Tel: (915) 831-2331



Jasmin Cardenas

Administrative Office Assistant
Tel: (915) 831-2167



 Physical Address:
 919 Hunter
El Paso, TX 79915


 Discipline Coordinators

Alejandro Mireles


Tel: (915) 831-3210


Dr. Sulaiman Abushagur


Tel: (915) 831-2539



Sarelah Aguilar


Tel: (915) 831-2393




Miguel Bonilla


Tel: (915) 831-3132


Jackie Mitchell


Tel: (915) 831-3101


Shahrbanoo (Shari) Daneshtalab

Math – Developmental

Tel: (915) 831-2732



Dr. Dominic Lannutti


Tel: (915) 831-2214



Ivette Chuca

Math - Transfer

Tel: (915) 831-2482


Veronica Gonzalez


Tel: (915) 831-2407


Lorena González

Math - Dual Credit

Faculty Assistant to the Dean

Tel: (915) 831-3248



Mariano Olmos


Tel: (915) 831-2758




Allison Bruce


Tel: (915) 831-2475




Glenda Hill

Faculty Assistant to the Dean

Tel: (915) 831-2533



 Student Resources

Common Questions:


  • Where is your office located?

We are located in M109 in the old Physical Plant building on the eastern side of the Valle Verde Campus.

  • My class was cancelled. What do I do now?

Classes are cancelled for a variety of reasons. If your class is cancelled, you will receive a call and email from the dean’s office. You will be given options ranging from transferring to another class offered at the same time to registering for a class at a different time. Classes are typically cancelled during late registration which gives students a chance to register for a class if needed.

  • What are class petitions and how do they work?

Class petitions can be used to get into closed courses, evaluating courses, late registration, course substitutions, and standalone lecture/lab classes. Petitions can be picked up from counselors or the Division office. A student will fill out the petition with clear explanations as to the nature of the petition and turn it into the Division office. The discipline coordinator will then review it and send their recommendations back to the Division office for further review. The student will then be called back with the outcome of the petition.

  • A class I am looking to register for is closed. Can I still get into the class? Can I register after classes have started?

Over-tallies are allowed only after the payment deadline as seats are often released at that time. NOTE: Not all over-tallies are approved due to classroom space and instructor approval. Registration after classes have started is allowed under very limited circumstances.

  • I have a concern about my class or instructor. What can I do?

The first person to talk to is your instructor. If that does not resolve the concern or you do not feel comfortable talking to your instructor, come into the Division office. Concerns with adjunct faculty are then forwarded to the discipline coordinator. If the faculty is full-time or you feel it is needed, you can schedule a meeting with the dean. A student concern form may be filled out at any time with the option to keep concerns confidential.

Student Petition Form (PDF)


Tutoring Information: 

Biology Tutoring, A2514

Chemistry Tutoring, A2514

Engineering, A2509

Geology Tutoring, A2514

The Math Center, A1419, (915) 831 – 2144

Math Emporium, L04

Physics Tutoring, A2514 


**Tutoring hours vary by subject. Check respective rooms for availability.

Division Clubs:


Important links:

Student email:


Honor’s Program:


Student Clubs:


Student Government Association:


Blackboard Help:


Tejano Alert: Stay up-to-date on college cancellations and emergencies:

 Faculty Resources

Important Dates:

Aug 27 – Semester Begins

Sep 03 – Institutional Holiday (No Classes)

Sep 12 – Census Date

Sep 13 – Professional & Organizational Development Day
(No Classes before 5 pm)

Sep 21 – Last Day to Drop with a "W" (1st Minimester)

Oct 22 – 2nd Minimester Begins

Oct 29 – Census Date (2nd Minimester)

Nov 12 – Institutional Holiday (No Classes)

Nov 16 – Last Day to Drop with a "W" - Fall Semester,
2nd Minimester & Late Start

Nov 22 - N ov 23 – Institutional Holiday (No Classes)

Dec 10 - Dec 15 – FINALS


HB 2504 Upload Guide (PDF)

Syllabus Requirements (PDF)


Instructor Initiated Drop Form (PDF)

Permission to be Absent Form (PDF)

Absence Form (PDF)

Staff Scholarship (PDF)

Important links: Portal

Faculty E-mail

Early Alert

Instructor Media Services

Technology Resource Center

Instructional Service Center

Distance Learning

Faculty Development

Dual Credit / Early College High School

Tejano Alert

Institutional Effectiveness:College Policies & Procedures

Information Technology

Grants Management

Work Requests for computer issues and software updates

District Forms

Please stop by the Division office if you have any questions regarding college forms.

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