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About the Skill Builders Program

Explore Your Options, Build a Bridge that Will Lead to Your New Career

Santa Monica College offers a selection of skill builders (noncredit) courses available to the community at no cost (free)! Taking these skill builders (noncredit) classes can be done individually, or in some cases taking a series of classes can earn a certificate of completion.

Skill builder classes provide robust learning environments and opportunities for personal and professional growth. These classes are practical, relevant stepping stones, helping you build essential skills for entry-level jobs.

Skill builder classes provide job training and can serve as a first step toward pursuing a certificate of achievement or associate degree at SMC.

Learn more about non-credit courses at SMC.

Degrees and Certificates

Certificate of Completion Icon Certificate of Completion More information on the Certificate of Completion

Prepare yourself to transfer into an upper-division baccalaureate program at a California State University (CSU).

If you are considering a transfer to a UC, private, or out-of-state university, please consult a counselor before applying to transfer, as that institution’s transfer requirements might be different from those required for the AS-T.

Estimated Timeline:
2+ years, 60 units

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Certificate of Completion - BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS Certificate of Completion icon

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This noncredit program provides workforce preparation by offering a basic introduction to personal computers and basic internet skills that can be used in daily tasks.

Upon completion of this workforce preparation program, students will demonstrate a basic understanding of using personal computers, such as creating and saving documents and basic internet skills such as using the Internet safely and sending/receiving emails with attachments.

PDF FileView Requirements Certificate of Completion in introduction to Early Care and Education

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