Associate Degree Nursing Program
Santa Monica College offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program that prepares students to meet the standards of the California booard of Registered Nursing. this program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates receive their Associate in Arts Degree - Nursing Major and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. Santa Monica College Nursing Majors are encouraged to follow a transfer curriculum course of study that will enable the student to transfer to BSN Programs.
Associate Degree Respiratory Therapy Program
The East Los Angeles College / Santa Monica College Respiratory Therapy Program is a rigorous academic and clinical practice program demanding a full-time commitment. Santa Monica College (SMC), in partnership with East Los Angeles College (ELAC), provides the student resources to maximize the learning experience and offers a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter this profession through two highly regarded institutions of higher education. Students selecting Santa Monica College as their home campus are able to take 5 of the 6 first-year courses at SMC, followed by a second year of classroom and clinical study through enrollment on our ELAC partner campus. This "second-year" consists of one day per week of classroom work on the ELAC campus and 24 hours of clinical practicum completed at a variety of local Healthcare facilities. The investment that students make towards a career in respiratory care pays off when they graduate from our East Los Angeles College / Santa Monica College Advanced Practice consortium program.