So I feel that math is something I want to learn more about, in part because of the earlier experience. But part of the problem for me is just understanding the progression through the various maths and where things split.

What I really need is what was mentioned above, a guidance person. I may have to stop in at the local CC again. I wasn't too impressed the last time I spoke to them.

Either track you take - electronics or math, you're going to start at the same place. You will walk in and be asked to take a placement test.

This website tells you about placement at your local CC. You may qualify for an exemption, since you took College Algebra. However, as it was 30 years ago, I would suggest taking the placement anyway. You will probably start at the bottom of the ladder, taking all the developmental (AKA remedial) math classes that they

offer, until you can get to the credit-bearing math classes. I would suggest doing some independent math study before taking a placement exam, so you can skip the "arithmetic and fractions" type of classes. I have heard good things about Pearson's

MyMathLab, but it is a program that will cost you money. Your local CC may be using it or a similar program. See if you can get access through them.

Once you get out of the developmental classes, the engineering and technology track for math classes usually follows like this:

College algebra (more advanced algebra with logarithms and exponentials)

Trigonometry/Pre-calculus (learning to use sine/cosine/tangent and working with parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas)

Calculus I (derivatives and integrals)

Calculus II (more complex integrals and infinite series)

Calculus III (vector calculus)

Differential Equations (solving algebraic equations that have derivatives in them)

Linear Algebra (solving systems of multiple equations and multiple unknowns/matrix theory)

If you weren't impressed with the counselors at your school, maybe you should check in the the chair of the math department. Also, it appears that your school also has a basic set of

electronics classes. You could check with the chair of that department to see if that may fits your interests better.