SMC Online


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SMC Online offers an affordable, world-class education
anytime, anywhere.

"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

Fall Classes Start August 31st

Online Associate Degrees for Transfer

These degrees are designed to assist you in your transfer to a CSU, ASU, or other schools and also require general education requirements (IGETC or CSU GE). Highlighted courses indicate classes are available online or on campus. ​

Administration of Justice (Criminal Justice)
Business Administration*
Communication Studies
Education: Child and Adolescent Development
Education: Early Childhood Education
​Political Science

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​). Highlighted courses indicate classes are available online or on campus (coming soon). ​

Business Information Worker (Computer Info Systems)
Computer Business Applications (Computer Info Systems)
Insurance Professional (Business)
General Office (Office Technology)
Liberal Arts- Arts & Humanities
Liberal Arts- Social & Behavioral Science
Logistics/Supply Chain Management (Business)
Public Policy
Sales & Promotion (Business)
Website Software Specialist (Computer Info Systems)​

Online Certificates

We offer certificates to help you start or advance your career in Business, Computer Science and Information Systems, Education/Early Childhood, Media and Design, and more. More details coming soon.

Online General Education Requirements

To complete your degree, you also need to complete the general education (GE) requirements to get the degree. Highlighted courses indicate classes are available online or on campus.

IGETC (CSU & UC General Education)
CSU General Education
SMC Associate Degree General Education

Transfer and Complete Your Bachelor Degree Online

Here’s a list of schools where you can complete your Bachelor degree fully online. SMC's counselors can help you to decide what school would be a good fit for you, and support you with the transfer application process. SMC is #1 in transfers, and you can make an appointment to meet with a counselor through Corsair Connect.

Online Student Support

SMC wants you to be successful, here’s a variety of student services to support you.

Online Tutoring Services
Counseling Video Appointments
Career Services Video Appointments
Center for Wellness & Wellbeing

Tips for Taking Online Classes from SMC Students​


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make sure online classes are for me and what can I do to be successful?

Online classes are likely a good fit for you if you have good computer skills, are organized, self-motivated, and need a flexible learning schedule.

Are online classes harder or easier?

SMC faculty, counselors, and staff are here to support you, and classes are designed to help you be successful. Online classes are not harder or easier, just different. Most faculty and students would say they are challenging, but manageable. Most work will be done on your own time, usually with weekly deadlines.

Classes are hosted in the Canvas learning management system, which is easy to use and also includes a mobile app. Most online classes are asynchronous, which means you complete all classwork on your own time within class deadlines.

How much does it cost to attend SMC?

If you are graduating directly from a California high school, you may be eligible to attend for free. See more information​ about the SMC Promise Program. If you are a California resident, it's only $46 per unit and much more affordable compared to most other schools. For out-of-state (nonresident) and international students, see more info on tuition and fees.

When do classes start?

Check out dates and deadlines. Also, full academic and enrollment deadlines and events are available in the SMC GO app.

How do I get started?

Apply to SMC and contact our outreach team for questions or support.

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*For the Business transfer degree, some CSU campuses require extra math classes in addition to statistics. Check with SMC counselors for additional details.

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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