Design Technology


Make an appointment with a counselor in the design technology department today.

Welcome to the Design Technology Counseling Page!


CMD Counselors

Summer Counseling Schedule

CMD Counseling services will be offered primarily virtually (phone and zoom) this summer. There will be on-ground counseling available on 8/2, 8/16, and 8/23. 

How to make an appointment

Students interested in a program housed by the Center for Media & Design and continuing students can make an appointment with a designated CMD Counselor through Corsair Connect (continuing CMD students only), email, or phone. Please see the information below to schedule an appointment with a CMD Counselor. 


Corsair Connect

Continuing students can schedule an appointment using Corsair Connect.

Step by step instructions (with screenshots)

Email & Phone

If you are not currently taking courses at the Center for Media and Design or you would prefer to speak with a person to schedule your appointment, please be ready to provide your student ID# (or let the administrative assistant know you are not an SMC student) and phone number. Be sure to specify you are requesting to meet with a CMD Counselor. 

* | Phone: 310-434-4210

Appointment Email Example

GCTS Drop In Counseling

General Counseling and Transfer Services (GCTS) often provides drop-in counseling. Click the link below to join the call back queue:

General Counseling and Transfer Services

 then clicking on the "Drop-in Counseling by Phone" link. You can then join the Counseling Callback Queue (blue button)

CMD Computer Lab
(now open!)

Do you need access to reliable hardware or software to complete your projects? The computer lab at the Center for Media and Design is open for students enrolled in Design Technology courses on a walk-in basis. Students must upload proof of vaccination prior to entering campus*.

1660 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Students must present photo identification to staff
to verify proof of vaccination is in the system.


Course Sequences 

Below you will find links to approved course maps that were designed to inform your education planning and course selections. Although design technology courses do not enforce pre-requisites, there is a specific course sequence that should be followed in order to assure you are developing the skills necessary prior to taking advanced level courses. 

Animation Architecture Digital Media

Graphic Design Interior Architectural Design

General Education Patterns

If your goal is to achieve an associate's degree, you will need to complete a general education track. Which general education pattern is right for you? 

Associate Degree GE: If your goal is to complete the associate's degree and enter the workforce, this is the right pattern for you.

CSUGE: If your goal is to prepare for transfer to a Cal State University, and you began college prior to Fall 2021, this is the right pattern for you. 

CSUGE: If your goal is to prepare for transfer to a Cal State University, and you began college Fall 2021 or later, this is the right pattern for you. 

IGETC: If your goal is to prepare for transfer to UC and CSU (or just UC) , this is the right pattern for you. 

Transcript Evaluations

Would you like to know how courses you've taken at another institution can be applied to your degree progress at SMC? Click the appropriate link below:

General Education Transcript Evaluation: The evaluation will determine if the courses satisfy general education requirements for transfer to UC or CSU campuses, or for an SMC degree

Evaluation for Major Coursework: Contact the CMD Counselors for assistance.

Center for Wellness and Wellbeing 

Free confidential short-term individual counseling services are available to Santa Monica
College students at the following satellite campuses (offered through The Center for
Wellness and Wellbeing): Bundy, Center for Media & Design, and Performing Arts

Marianna Oganesyan, LMFT

(Center for Wellness & Wellbeing @ Center for Media and Design)

Days Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In order to make an appointment, please contact Marianna via email or phone:
Phone: 310-434-3549