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Certificates of Achievement

All Certificates of Achievement offered at Santa Monica College are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets. Certificates of Achievement programs offered by Santa Monica College meet the needs of people in business and industries. The teaching faculty in these programs is well trained with both academic and industry experience. Each career program has an advisory board composed of industry representative to insure that the curricula are current and that they meet industry needs and standards.

At least 50% of the units required for Certificates of Achievement must be completed at Santa Monica College.

Students must receive a grade of C or higher in each course to successfully complete the Certificate of Achievement.

  • Accounting
    • Accounting
    • Professional Accountant
  • Animation (see Digital Media) (offered thru Entertainment Technology)
  • Athletic Coaching
  • Broadcasting
    • Broadcast Programming and Production
    • Broadcast Sales and Management
    • Entertainment Promotion & Marketing Production (listed on separate sheet below)
  • Business
    • Entrepreneurship (formerly Small Business Management)
    • Insurance Professional
    • Insurance Specialist
    • International Business
    • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
    • Management/Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Merchandising
  • Child Development (Pre-school Associate) (see Early Childhood Education)
  • Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Business Applications
    • Website Software Specialist
  • Computer Science
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer Science
    • Database Applications Developer
    • Web Programmer
  • Cosmetology (Under revision)
  • Design Media (offered thru Entertainment Technology)
  • Early Childhood Education (formerly Child Development)
    • Early Childhood Education - Career
    • Early Childhood Intervention Assistant (available only to students who enrolled at SMC Spring 2015 or earlier and who have maintained continuous enrollment in each Fall and Spring semester until graduation)
    • Early Childhood Intervention Teacher (available only to students who enrolled at SMC Spring 2015 or earlier and who have maintained continuous enrollment in each Fall and Spring semester until graduation)
    • Early Intervention Assistant (formerly Early Childhood Intervention Assistant)
  • Entertainment Promotion/Marketing Production (new)
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
    • Fashion Design
    • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film Production (new)
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Architectural Design
  • Media Studies
    • Entertainment Promotion & Marketing Production (listed on separate sheet abov
  • Office Technology (formerly Office Information Systems)
    • General Office
    • Legal Administrative Assistant
    • Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Medical Coding and Billing Specialist
  • Photography
  • Public Policy
  • Recycling & Resource Management
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installation (Solar Energy Installation)
  • Technical Theatre (new)
  • Transfer
    • CSU GE
       
      To receive a CSU GE Certificate of Achievement, at least 50% of the units must be completed at any, or an combination of, California Community College(s).  A minimum grade of D- (0.7 on a 4.0 scale) is required for each course applied to the CSU GE Certificate of Achievement.  The minimum overall GPA on the CSU GE pattern must be a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and complete certification is required to receive a CSU GE Certificate of Achievement.

          The student must meet all certification eligibility requirements.

    • IGETC

To receive an IGETC Certificate of Achievement, at least 50% of the units must be completed at any, or an combination of, California Community College(s).  A minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required for each course applied to the IGETC Certificate of Achievement and complete certification is required to receive an IGETC Certificate of Achievement.

          The student must meet all certification eligibility requirements.

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