Santa Monica College - Diploma

Santa Monica College is a two-year community college located in Santa Monica, California, United States. Santa Monica College offers a variety of occupational certificate programs, including accounting, fashion design, office information systems, and the Academy of Entertainment Technology. Santa Monica College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

School Description

Santa Monica College was established in 1929 with few staffs and 153 students. Santa Monica College enrollment increased to 355 in 1930 and 600 in 1931. In 2012 Santa Monica College received national attention due to a controversial plan to create a two-tier system of education in which more "popular" courses would be offered at higher costs.

Today, SMC leads the nation in transferring students to the prestigious University of California system — a record unbroken for over 25 years — and serves more than 30,000 students. Set on a 38-acre main campus with five satellite locations across the sunny seaside city of Santa Monica. The College’s reputation for solidly preparing its students to continue their higher education has attracted renowned universities in the United States and abroad to seek partnerships with the College in expanding student access to higher degrees.

Diploma Programs

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Accounting

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Animation

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Athletic Coaching

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Broadcasting

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Business

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Digital Media

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Early Childhood Education

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Entertainment Technology

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Entrepreneurship

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Environmental Science

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Ethnic Studies

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Fashion Design & Merchandising

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Film Production

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Global Studies

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Graphic Design

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Interior Architectural Design

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    International Business

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Leadership

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Marketing

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Photography

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Public Policy

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Supply Chain Management

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

  • 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

    Technical Theatre

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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