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).
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Science and Information Systems
Early Childhood Education
Fashion Design and Merchandising
** 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.