​​IT Building

Welcome to Santa Monica College Information Technology! The IT Department at SMC consists of four distinct departments and programs, including Academic Computing, Management Information Systems (MIS), Network Services, and Telecommunications. We are located in the Media Center/ IT building next to the Library alongside Pearl Street.

Contact Information

Marc Drescher
Chief Director Information Technology​

Steve Peterson
Technology Logistics Manager

Dagmar Gorman
Administrative Assistant

Faculty & Staff Technology Resource Lab, Room MC 106
Mon-Thur: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Technology Resources

Academic Computing

Joshi John, Instructional Technical Services Manager

Waleed Nasr, Senior Technology User Specialist (specifically for Faculty & Staff)

The Academic Computing Department is responsible for assisting students, faculty and staff in working with technology, as well as running the student and faculty / staff computer labs. The department also assist faculty in research, development and implementation of innovative technologies for instruction.

Visit the Academic Computing Website.

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Rupinder Bhatia, MIS Director


The Management Information Systems Department (MIS) is responsible for creating, maintaining, and expanding the College's primary, centralized information system in support of Academic Affairs, Enrollment Services, Business Services, Human Resources, and other administrative areas, as well as the mission critical self-services internet access portal for faculty/staff and students.

Network Services

Bob Dammer, Network Services and Telecommunications Director

Dan Rojas, Network Services Manger

IT helpdesk 1-310-434-3011

The Network Services Department administers SMC's computer network services including all college network components, network security, the campus email system, and campus server and storage infrastructure.


Mark Engfer, Network Communications Manager

TELECOM@smc.edu 1-310-434-3010

The Telecommunications department is responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of the campus telephone systems, administrative and faculty desktop computer systems including software and peripherals, physical security systems, public safety communications equipment, fiber and copper infrastructure cabling. In addition, the department also provides and operates district switchboard services.