Academics

Career Education Program

 

Career Education (CE)

Mission: To provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California's economic prosperity.

Career Education (CE) at Santa Monica College (SMC) prepares students for entry-level professional employment opportunities, typically within one to four semesters. CE programs prepare students for entry into the workforce in their specific fields. Upon completion, students leave SMC with a wide range of knowledge: theoretical, hands-on, applied and experiential.

Clicking on the CE Program of your choice will take you to the program's website. Clicking on the checkmarks will take you to the program requirement sheet(s).

Santa Monica College

Business: 310-434-4295

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Business    
Business Administration for Transfer    
Entrepreneurship    
International Business    
Insurance Professional  
Insurance Specialist    
Marketing    
Management/Leadership  
Sales and Promotion (formerly Merchandising)  
Accounting    
CPA Track    
Business Bookkeeping    
Automotive Technician - Introductory    
Small Business Tax Practice    
Administration of Justice    
Entry Level Business Information Assistant    
Staff Accountant (formerly General Accountant)    
Logistics and Supply Chain Management  

Communication and Media Studies: 310-434-4246

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Broadcast Sales and Management  
Broadcast Programming and Production  
Entertainment Promotion/Marketing Production (Promo Pathway)  
Film Productions – A.S.  
Journalism for Transfer    
Journalism – Multimedia Storytelling    

Computer Science and Information Systems: 310-434-4295

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Computer Business Applications  
Digital Publishing    
Website Software Specialist  
Website Creator    
Website Development Management    
Computer Science  
Computer Programming  
Database Applications Developer  
Web Developer  
Information Systems Management    
Networking     
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence **    
Mobile Application Development-Android    
Mobile Application Development-iPhone    
Business Information Worker 1    
Business Information Worker 2  
Cloud Computing    
Cybersecurity    
Entry Level Programmer    

Office Technology: 310-434-4295

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
General Office  
Legal Administrative Assistant  
Medical Administrative Assistant  
Medical Coding and Billing Specialist  
Clerical/Data Entry    
Medical Billing/Coding    
Medical Records Clerk/Receptionist    
Medical Transcription    
Medical Office Clerk    
Legal Office Clerk    
Hospital Inpatient Coder    
Electronic Medical Records Clerk    
Social Media Assistant    

Cosmetology: 310-434-4295

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Cosmetology  
Esthetician    
Nail Care    
Salon Business    
Teacher Training **    

Design Technology - 310-434-3720

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Animation    
2D Animation    
3D Animation    
Digital Media    
Graphic Design  
Interior Architectural Design  
3D Production    
Animation Foundation    
Digital Audio Post-Production    
Digital Media Foundation    
Architecture  
Architecture and Interior Design Digital Production    
Visual Development    
Digital Video Post-Production    
Interior Architectural Design Fundamentals    

Early Childhood Education: 310-434-8109

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Early Childhood Education    
Early Intervention Assistant  
Child and Adolescent Development    
Early Childhood Associate Teacher    
Early Childhood Studies  
Infant/Toddler Teacher  
Transitional Kindergarten    

Fashion Design and Merchandising: 310-434-3547

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Fashion Design  
Fashion Merchandising  

Health Sciences: 310-434-3450

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Nursing (RN)    
Respiratory Therapy    

Kinesiology/Physical Education: 310-434-4310

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Athletic Coaching  

Life Sciences: 310-434-4788  

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Nutrition and Dietetics    

 

Photography: 310-434-3547

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Photography  

Sustainable Technologies: 310-434-4767

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Recycling and Resource Management  
Solar Photovoltaic Installation    
Energy Efficiency Specialist    
Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Efficiency    
Basic Solar Photovoltaic Installation     √​
Recycling and Zero Waste     √​

Theatre Arts: 310-434-4319

CE Programs AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Department Certificate
Technical Theatre  
Scenic Design and Construction    
Stage Lighting, Sound and Projection    

** Temporarily Suspended. Please contact the individual department for more information.

Our programs are led by educators with extensive expertise in their field, many of which hold positions outside of the college, contributing to the fact our faculty are top-notch trainers and instructors in these industries.

Each year SMC invests in updating our technology, equipment, and materials to ensure our students are obtaining the best possible learning experience at or above the present industry standard.

SMC is constantly responding to workforce needs as they arise, creating new programs to train the employees.

SMC Offers 37 CE related Associate Degrees, 36 CE Certificates of Achievement and 37 CE Department Certificate programs.

Workforce & Economic Development