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Academic Programs

You can view the specific requirements for our programs by following the links on the left. 

Associate in Arts Degree

All Associate in Arts Degree offered at Santa Monica College are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets. Completion of an A.A. usually will not adequately satisfy transfer major requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an academic program best suited for their transfer institution and intended major.

Certificate of Achievement

All Certificates of Achievement offered at Santa Monica College are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets. Certificates of Achievement programs offered by Santa Monica College meet the needs of people in business and industries. The teaching faculty in these programs is well trained with both academic and industry experience. Each career program has an advisory board composed of industry representative to insure that the curricula are current and that they meet industry needs and standards.

Department Certificates

Department Certificates are designed for individuals seeking very short-term education and training in preparation for work. Department Certificates have fewer than 18 units of coursework required, focus on a specific career area, and do not include General Education or elective classes.


Transfer Programs


Students who plan to transfer pursuing a business major, should review SMC's articulation agreements at www.smc.edu/articulation.

Business Transfer Student (PDF)