2023-2024 SMC Catalog


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The Santa Monica College Catalog is the official source of information about SMC's academic programs, degrees, and certificates, along with course descriptions, admission requirements, financial aid information, college and academic policies, and student programs and services. The catalog is reviewed and updated annually.

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SMC Graduate


Find out about requirements for Santa Monica College Degrees, along with how to develop a path for Transfer to Earn a Bachelor Degree at a four-year college or a university.
Nursing Students at SMC

Academic and Career Paths

Learn about the many Degrees, Certificates, and Transfer Preparation choices SMC offers.
Working with a Counselor

Special Programs and Support Services

Discover the wide array of programs and services — including financial aid and scholarships — that SMC offers students.

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College Disclaimer Notice

The Santa Monica Community College District has made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of this catalog at the time it was published. All catalog information is subject to change without notice. The District reserves the right to make changes to courses, programs, requirements, and other matters in response to student enrollment, level of financial support, or any other reason at the discretion of the Santa Monica Community College District administration. The District further reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any of its rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, consistent with applicable laws. 

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