About the Skill Builders Program
Explore Your Options, Build a Bridge that Will Lead to Your New Career
Santa Monica College offers a selection of skill builders (noncredit) courses available to the community at no cost (free)! Taking these skill builders (noncredit) classes can be done individually, or in some cases, taking a series of classes can earn a certificate of completion.
Skill builder classes provide robust learning environments and opportunities for personal and professional growth. These classes are practical, relevant stepping stones, helping you build essential skills for entry-level jobs.
Skill builder classes provide job training and can serve as a first step toward pursuing a certificate of achievement or associate degree at SMC.
Degrees and Certificates
Certificate of Completion - Receptionist
This certificate of completion will provide students with basic computer and Internet skills. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using basic Windows and Microsoft Office Online applications. Students will apply interpersonal customer services techniques in an office environment needed in hospitality, health, sales, and service industries. Upon the completion of this certificate, students can apply for positions such as front desk receptionist, customer service associate, receptionist, and front desk coordinator.
Upon completion of this workforce preparation program, students will demonstrate a basic understanding of using personal computers, such as creating and saving documents and basic internet skills such as using the Internet safely and sending/receiving emails with attachments.
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