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CTE Programs

Career Technical Education (CTE)
Mission: To provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California's economic prosperity.
Career Technical Education (CTE) at Santa Monica College (SMC) prepares students for entry level professional employment opportunities, typically within one to four semesters. CTE programs prepare students for entry into the workforce in their specific fields. Upon completion, students leave SMC with a wide range of knowledge: theoretical, hands-on, applied and experiential.
Gainful Employment Disclosure Statements. 
Clicking on the CTE Program of your choice will take you to the program's website.  Clicking on the check marks will take you to the program requirement sheet(s) (Articulation Agreement).


CTE Program
A.S. Degree
Certificate of Achievement
Department Certificate
       Business Administration-Professional
      Communications – A.A.
Entertainment Promotions & Marketing 
    Production "Promo Pathway"
      Film Studies - A.A.
      Journalism – A.A.
      Website Creator
      Word Processing
      Web Programmer
      Networking **
      Robotics and Artificial Intelligence **         
      Mobile Application Development-Android
      Mobile Application Development-iPhone
      Skin Care
      Nail Care
      Salon Business
      Teacher Training **
      Early Childhood Education-Career
      2D Animation
      3D Animation
      3D Modeling
      3D Rendering
      Game Design
      Digital Media
      Digital Effects
      Fashion Design
      Web Design
      General Office
       Word Processing
Technical Theatre
 ** Temporarily Suspended. Please contact individual department for more information.
Our programs are led by educators with extensive expertise in their field, many of which hold positions outside of the college, contributing to the fact our faculty are top notch trainers and instructors in these industries.
Each year SMC invests in updating our technology, equipment and materials to ensure our students are obtaining the best possible learning experience- at or above the present industry standard.
SMC is constantly responding to workforce needs as they arise, creating new programs to train the employees.
SMC Offers 37 CTE related Associate Degrees, 36 CTE Certificates of Achievement and 37 CTE Department Certificate programs.