Services We Provide
Custodial Services’ objective is to provide a clean and safe environment as well as an academic atmosphere that is conducive to learning and education. Custodial services work to continuously improve the District’s assets through sustainable operational best practices and up-to-date custodial technologies from standards set by APPA, which is the industry-leading educational facility management consortium dedicated to supporting the professions that maintain educational facilities.
Custodial Operations provide trash removal, floor care (vacuuming, sweeping, wet mopping) dusting, wipe down of counters, surfaces, and all high touch points. Assignments include the stocking and restocking of supplies as well as the replenishment of portable cleaning caddies and hand sanitizer stations.
Custodial Operations currently operates on a six-day-a-week work schedule during four shifts that begin at 4:00 am and end at 6:00am, Monday – Saturday, with variable weekend schedules.
Ground Operations provides landscaping maintenance (litter/hedges/flower beds/lawns), irrigation oversight, grounds upkeep and cleaning, power washing, tree maintenance/trimming/pruning, and pest controls services. Their assignments also include event setups, exterior trash removal, field maintenance as well as the parking lot and parking structure sweeping and cleanup.
Ground Operations currently operates on a six-day-a-week work schedule. They work 5:00 am – 1:30 pm, Monday – Saturday.
The Maintenance department is charged with maintaining the College’s building assets and caring for the buildings, equipment and infrastructure. Maintenance provides many services for the SMC College community; including, but not limited to electrical, elevator maintenance, heating and cooling, mechanical services, plumbing, lock and key, carpentry, painting, and construction.
Maintenance staff operates from 5:00 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with limited staff after hours and on-call.
Custodial and Grounds also provide support to event coordinators and the Events Department with grounds maintenance, landscaping, signage, and event set-up and tear down. To reserve a facility or room, visit the Santa Monica College Facilities Request system to reserve your space. For more information on how to place a work order for specific requests for event support, visit the Operations page or click on learn more.
Most requests can be submitted online. The following should be reported immediately, by calling our maintenance line during business hours
Maintenance Main line: 310-434-4378.
- No electricity
- No water/hot water
- Sink blockages/ toilet clogs
- Temperature (Too hot/ too cold)
- Major plumbing leaks
- Secure broken window
- Elevator not working
- Gas odors
- Liquid spills
After hours, please contact Campus Police:
Non-Emergency Calls: 310-434-4608
Emergency Calls: 310-434-4300