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Department Certificates

Department Certificates are designed for individuals seeking very short-term education and training in preparation for work. Department Certificates have fewer than 18 units of coursework required, focus on a specific career area, and do not include General Education or elective classes.

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

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

  • Accounting
    • Computer Accounting
  • African and Middle Eastern Studies (see Modern Languages)
  • Asian Studies (see Modern Languages)
  • Automotive Technician
    • Entrepreneurship (formerly Small Business Management)
    • International Business
    • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
    • Management/Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Merchandising
    • Salon Business
    • Digital Publishing (formerly Desktop Publishing)
    • Website Creator
    • Website Development Management
    • Word Processing
  • Computer Science
    • Computer Programming
    • Information Systems Management
    • Mobile Apps Development - Android
    • Mobile Apps Development - iPhone
    • Networking
    • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence - This program is temporarily suspended. Many of the required classes are not being offered at this time. If you are interested in this program, contact the Computer Science department at (310) 434-4295.
  • Cosmetology (Under revision)
    • Nail Care
    • Salon Business
    • Skin Care
    • Teacher Training - This program is temporarily suspended. Many of the required classes are not being offered at this time. If you are interested in this program, contact the Computer Science department at (310) 434-4295.
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education Core
  • Energy Efficiency Specialist (new)
  • Entertainment Technology
    • 2D Animation
    • 3D Animation
    • 3D Modeling
    • 3D Rendering
    • Digital Effects
    • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
    • Web Design
  • Interior Architectural Design
    • Digital Production & Design
    • Set Design & Art Direction for Film & TV
  • Latin American Studies (see Modern Languages)
  • Modern Languages
  • Office Technology (formerly Office Information Systems)
    • Clerical/Data Entry
    • Medical Coding and Billing Specialist
    • Medical Records Clerk/Receptionist
    • Medical Transcription
    • Word Processing
  • Recycling & Zero Waste
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installation
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