Santa Monica College

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. 

  • Average Tuition USD 5,130
  • Total Annual Cost USD 19,113

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. 

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.

  • 01Santa Monica College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
  • 02Santa Monica College is a part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Diploma Programs

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

    Accounting

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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

    Animation

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

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    Athletic Coaching

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

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    Broadcasting

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Business

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

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    Computer Science

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Digital Media

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    Entertainment Technology

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

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

    Entrepreneurship

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

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    Environmental Science

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Ethnic Studies

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Fashion Design & Merchandising

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Film Production

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Global Studies

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Graphic Design

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

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    Interior Architectural Design

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    International Business

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    Leadership

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

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    Marketing

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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

    Photography

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Political Science

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    Santa Monica College offers a two-year full-time transfer degree program in Political Science. The program consists of a wide range of courses such as comparative government and politics, introduction to global studies, international politics and introduction to law.

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    Public Policy

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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

    Supply Chain Management

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; manufacturing; logistics planning; shipping and delivery management; transportation; quality control; resource estimation and allocation; and budgeting.

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    Technical Theatre

    USD 5,130 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Established in 1929

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    Santa Monica College is ranked number one among California's junior colleges in transfers to the University of California

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