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Academic and Career Paths


Academic and Career Paths
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All academic and career paths offered at Santa Monica College are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets and/or for transfer to a four-year college or university. Each career path has an advisory board composed of industry representatives to insure that the curricula are current and that they meet industry needs and standards.

Requirements for Associate and other degrees, Certificates of Achievement, Department Certificates, and Certificates of Completion (Noncredit), as well as requirements and recommendations for transfer preparation, are available through General Counseling & Transfer Services ( Many of these degrees and certificates can now be earned online. See for details.

Students should note that completion of degree and/or certificate requirements may not adequately satisfy transfer requirements. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an academic program best suited for their transfer institution and intended academic path.

To explore career possibilities, students should visit the Career Services Center webpage (