​​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.

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).

Santa Monica College 

Business

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Business Administration-Professional   
Business Administration for Transfer   
Entrepreneurship 
International Business 
Insurance Professional  
Insurance Specialist   
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Marketing 
Management/Leadership
Merchandising
Accounting  
Professional Accountant   
Computer Accounting  
Automotive Technology  

Communication and Media Studies

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Broadcast Sales and Management  
Broadcast Programming and Production  
Communications – A.A.   
Entertainment Promotions & Marketing “Promo Pathway”​  
Film Studies – A.A.   
Film Productions – A.S.  
Journalism – A.A.   

Computer Science and Information Systems

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Computer Business Applications  
Digital Publishing  
Website Software Specialist  
Website Creator  
Website Development Management  
Word Processing  
Computer Science  
Computer Programming
Database Applications Developer  
Web Programmer  
Information Systems Management  
Networking **  
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence **            
Mobile Application Development-Android  
Mobile Application Development-iPhone​  

Office Technology

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
General Office  
Legal Administrative Assistant  
Medical Administrative Assistant  
Medical Coding and Billing Specialist
Clerical/Data Entry  
Medical Billing/Coding  
Medical Records Clerk Receptionist  
Medical Transcription  
Word Processing  

Cosmetology

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Cosmetology  
Skin Care  
Nail Care  
Salon Business  
Teacher Training **  

Design Technology

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Entertainment Technology   
Animation  
2D Animation  
3D Animation  
3D Modeling  
3D Rendering  
Game Design  
Digital Media  
Digital Effects  
Graphic Design  
Web Design  
Interior Architectural Design  
Set Design and Art Direction for Film and TV  
CAD Production and Design  

Early Childhood Education

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Early Childhood Education
Early Intervention Assistant  
School-Age Special Education Assistant  
Early Childhood Education Core  

Fashion Design and Merchandising

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Fashion Design  
Fashion Merchandising  

Health Sciences

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Nursing (RN)   
Respiratory Therapy   

Photography

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Photography  

Sustainable Technologies

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Recycling and Resource Management
Solar Photovoltaic Installation
Energy Efficiency​  

Theatre Arts

CTE ProgramsAS DegreeCertificate of AchievementDepartment Certificate
Theatre Arts   
TechnicalTheatre  

Workforce & Economic Development 

** 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.​

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