Student Support

Certificates of Achievement

 

All Certificates of Achievement offered at Santa Monica College are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets. Certificates of Achievement programs offered by Santa Monica College meet the needs of people in business and industries. The teaching faculty in these programs are well trained with both academic and industry experience. Each career program has an advisory board composed of industry representative to ensure that the curricula are current and that they meet industry needs and standards.

  • At least 50% of the units required for Certificates of Achievement must be completed at Santa Monica College.
  • Students must receive a grade of C or higher in each course to successfully complete the Certificate of Achievement.

Please note: Most Certificates of Achievement may be expanded into Associate degrees by completing a total of 60 units that include the general education requirements and recommended courses from the certificate areas.

Certificate of Achievement Options

Accounting
Accounting
African and Middle Eastern Studies
African and Middle Eastern Studies
Animation (see Entertainment Technology)
Animation
Architecture
Architecture
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Athletic Coaching
Athletic Coaching
Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Business
Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Science
Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Resource Management
Cosmetology
Cosmetology
Digital Media (see Entertainment Technology)
Digital Media
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education
Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
Engineering
Engineering
Entertainment Promotion/Marketing Production
Entertainment Promotion/Marketing Production
Entertainment Technology
Entertainment Technology
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies
Fashion Design and Merchandising
Fashion Design and Merchandising
Film Production
Film Production
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Interior Architectural Design
Interior Architectural Design
Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies
Office Technology
Office Technology
Photography
Photography
Public Policy
Public Policy
Recycling and Resource Management
Recycling and Resource Management
Solar Photovoltaic Installation
Solar Photovoltaic Installation
Technical Theatre
Technical Theatre

Transfer

  • CSU GE: To receive a CSU GE Certificate of Achievement, at least 50% of the units must be completed at any, or a combination of, California Community College(s). A minimum grade of D- (0.7 on a 4.0 scale) is required for each course applied to the CSU GE Certificate of Achievement. The minimum overall GPA on the CSU GE pattern must be a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and complete certification is required to receive a CSU GE Certificate of Achievement. The student must meet all certification eligibility requirements.

  • IGETC: To receive an IGETC Certificate of Achievement, at least 50% of the units must be completed at any, or a combination of, California Community College(s). A minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required for each course applied to the IGETC Certificate of Achievement and complete certification is required to receive an IGETC Certificate of Achievement. The student must meet all certification eligibility requirements.