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Classes and More


SMC Classes

Santa Monica College offers three programs of classes. Academic classes, offered as credit classes for transfer and professional training, are generally 16 weeks in length in the Fall Semester and 6-8 weeks in length during the Winter Session, and cost $46 a credit unit (subject to change) for California residents. SMC’s Emeritus College, a program designed for older adults, offers free noncredit classes each semester. SMC Community Education classes for adults and children—as well as classes for professional certification and licensure and Continuing Education classes for professionals—are offered on a not-for-credit basis for a low-cost fee, and classes typically start twice a semester.

Fall Semester 2015 starts: Mon, August 31, 2015

Winter Session 2016 starts: 
Mon, January 4, 2016

SMC Online

You can apply and register for Santa Monica College classes—including those offered online by SMC’s Office of Distance Education (—through SMC’s main website(​).

While studying, listen to SMC’s community service public radio station KCRW (, offering multiple online audio feeds and podcasts. Or check out our listings for iTunesU ( 
to catch up on lectures and presentations you may have missed.

And if the virtual world starts to be too much of a good thing, check the website for SMC Events 
(​) and make plans to attend some of them… in real life!​ ​