SMC Online

Earn a degree or certificate online

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SMC Online provides a solution to your academic needs for education, transfer and career. Build your schedule around your busy lifestyle with an affordable, world-class education anytime, anywhere. Whether you want to get ahead or learn new skills, Santa Monica College is the place for you. For three decades, SMC has been #1 in transfers to the University of California, USC, and LMU.

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Online Associate Degrees for Transfer

Degrees designed to assist you in your transfer to a Cal State University and other schools. Require general education requirements (IGETC or CSU GE).

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Online Associate Degrees

These degrees can be completed within two years and require completion of SMC Associate degree general education requirements (or IGETC or CSUGE including one Global Citizenship class). 

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Online Certificates

Certificates to help you start or advance your career in Business, Computer Science, Education, Media and Design, and more.


SMC Student Versean

"Being able to take online classes offers me the flexibility to work and be there for my family. Thank you SMC for offering classes online."

– Versean Prosser, SMC Online Student

It's always best to work with SMC counselors as you are building your education plan to ensure you are meeting all transfer requirements.

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