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Friends and Community

Santa Monica College is proud to play an active part in the local community and we are even prouder of the fact that the community plays an active part in our day to day business.

Community Education Programs

Community Education offers short term, not-for-credit classes to community members who wish to explore personal interests or professional career enhancement courses. Courses range from Real Estate, Computer and Web Design, Social Media to Arts and Crafts, and Day Trips.

Emeritus College

Emeritus is a program for older adults that was established in 1975. The program offers over 120 free classes of interest to senior citizens, ranging from art to literature to computer training classes and more. The name Emeritus refers to people “retired with honor.” For more information, visit Emeritus College.

KCRW at a Glance

KCRW 89.9 FM, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. extends the station's profile globally, with three streams featuring web-exclusive content:all music, all news and the live station simulcast, as well as an extensive list of podcasts.

The Corsair

The Corsair is the SMC student-run newspaper and supervised by a faculty advisor designated by the Santa Monica College Communications Department. 

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