Academics

Free Noncredit Classes & Certificate Programs

 SMC offers free classes with no prerequisites! Jumpstart your career and develop new skills! 

Business

  • Bicycle Maintenance
    This program will introduce you to the basics of bicycle maintenance and provide a pathway to jobs as entry-level mechanics, bicycle sales positions, or bicycle shop management.

  • Business Essentials, Level 1
    This program will help you develop a better understanding of how businesses operate and function, and an overview of the entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Customer Service
    This program provides you with marketable business knowledge and professional skills to seek employment in various customer-driven industries.

  • Receptionist 
    This program prepares you for work in a fast paced office setting. Build your computer skills and apply customer service techniques to help you qualify for positions such as front desk receptionist, customer service associate and front desk coordinator.

Health and Welness

  • Rehabilitation Therapy Aide
    This program will prepare you to maintain treatment areas, prepare and aid therapy sessions, transport immobile patients, and the proper methods of body mechanics for patient assistance.
  • Introduction to Working with Older Adults
    This program prepares you for entry-level careers working with older adults. Completion of this program may qualify you for entry to high-demand occupations such as caregivers, companions, social and human service assistants, direct support professionals, and resident care providers.
  • Certified Nurse Assistant Pre - Certification

This program will teach you the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to work as an entry-level nurse assistant caring for patients in hospitals, assisted living, and long-term care settings. After completion, you will be eligible to take the California Nurse Assistant Competency exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. 

This program prepares you for a career as a certified home health aide. This program will build upon the previous course’s knowledge, skills, and abilities of a nurse assistant, as applied to work as entrylevel home health aides administering in-home health and hospice care and services.

Education

STEM

  • Sustainability Assistant
    This program will help you become qualified for careers as a community engagement representative, sustainability assistant or coordinator, environmental researchers, customer service representative, project management assistant.

  • Sustainability in Organics Aide
    This program will teach you about the world of sustainability and the principles of organics.

  • Sustainability Services Technician
    This program will help you become qualified for careers as a recycling coordinator, waste management technician, resource recovery assistant, environmental assessor, sales & operations, and management assistant.

Transition to Credit

  • Transition to College and Career
    This program is designed to help you transition from noncredit to credit courses, obtain a certificate, degree, or prepare for a career.

English as a Second Language (ESL) & Citizenship

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    This program will help you to read, write, and speak English.

  • Citizenship
    This program will help you prepare for the USCIS citizenship exam and oral interview, and offers you help with the N-400 application.