​​​​​​​SMC Noncredit Counseling & Support Services

The Santa Monica College campus has announced new actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective immediately, all Noncredit classes will be offered online only. We realize that this may cause difficulties for some, but we ask for your patience and flexibility during these uncertain times.


Visit this web page for college updates regarding the coronavirus:



Even though classes will be taught online, you can still make an appointment with a counselor! Counselors will be available in person, over the phone, via email, or video chat. 


Stay up to date and download the SMC GO App.

SMC GO App Instructions.pdf


To book an appointment visit: https://smcnoncredit.youcanbook.me

  • Select the time and day you want to make an appointment
  • Fill out your contact information and click confirm booking



Monday: 8am – 3pm

Tuesday: 8am – 5pm

Wednesday: 8am – 2pm

Thursday: 8am – 5pm

Friday: 8am – 1pm


Norma Torres-Gonzalez | (310) 434-8368 | torres_norma@smc.edu  

Cristina Torres | (310) 434-8368 | torres_cristina@smc.edu


Non-counseling Questions


Call the Noncredit office at (310) 434-3399


See a counselor to start your planning now!

Counselors are here to help the transition from Noncredit to:

  • School: Noncredit Vocational Courses, Credit, Certificate, AA/AS, Transfer, Career Exploration
  • Work: Employment, Workshops, Resume, Interviews, Volunteer Opportunities, Promotions

A counselor is available to help you select courses, define educational goals, and find the SMC services you need.

​Support Services​

ESL Tutoring​

Tutoring will help you with pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, idioms and prepositions, and vocabulary.​ 

Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS)​

Student Services Center (SSC)​ 1st Floor: PDF FileMap​​​

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Hours subject to change. Call in advance if you plan to visit late in the day.

Phone: (310) 434-4265
Fax: (310) 434-4272

High Tech Train​​ing Center​

Student Services Center (SSC)​ 1st Floor: PDF FileMap
Contact: (310) 434-4267

Learning Disabilities Program​

Student Services Center (SSC)​ 3rd Floor: PDF FileMap​​​
Contact: (310) 434-4684 or (310) 434-4265

Center for Wellness and Well Being

The Center for Wellness and Wellbeing provides a range of psychological services to help enhance the overall personal wellbeing of SMC students.​​

Main Campus 

Monday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

*The office is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Friday

(310) 434-4503

For 24/7 emotional support, call (800) 691-6003​​​

Noncredit Workshops

Noncredit ESL Orientation​​​

The New Student Orientation is a time when students take an appraisal test, learn about the school and program, and determine which courses they should enroll in.

Career Options Workshop​​​

During a Career Options Workshop, students will learn about themselves, identify possible career options, and plan the first steps towards their career goal.

Hire SMC

Local employers post positions on our exclusive Santa Monica College job board. They are looking for SMC students! You can find part-time and full-time positions in all industries and functions from small to large companies. Happy Job Hunting!​

Resume Writing Workshop​​

Students will be able to recognize the three general types of resumes used in the USA, choose a type that best suits their needs, and write a basic resume.

Job Search Strategies Workshop​​​

This workshop will help students learn how to search for a job in the USA.

Learning Styles Workshop​​​

Students will learn about the three learning styles (Auditory, Visual, and Tactile/Kinesthetic). Students will be able to determine which is their preferred learning style and how best to study given their preferred style.

How to Prepare for a Job Interview in the USA​​

Students will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to be successful during the interview and how to appropriately follow-up after an interview.

How to Transition to Credit

This workshop is for students who are thinking of taking classes on the main campus (credit). Before student enrollment in credit classes, students must take an ESL assessment test to determine your English class placement level and Math Guided Self Placement to determine math placement. This workshop will teach you how to prepare to take these assessments as well as the steps to complete the enrollment process for credit courses​.  Residency questions will also be addressed.

Meet with Chrysalis​

Chrysalis is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Come learn about what resources may be available to help you succeed.

Donut Days with a Counselor​

Enjoy a donut and get your questions answered by the Noncredit ​Counselor

Helpful Links/Resources​​​​​​​