The end of the Roaring Twenties ushered in the Great Depression, the first Academy Awards were held, and a certain Santa Monica Junior College opened its doors to 153 students. Evolving missions led to new names — “Santa Monica City College” — and eventually “Santa Monica College,” to reflect the College’s service to the Westside, and to the Greater Los Angeles.
We also pride ourselves on preparing students for careers of the 21st century – in such fields as nursing and health care, solar technology and other “green” careers, entertainment technology, computer technology, early childhood education, business, graphic design and other occupations.
Opened in 1929 with just 153 students. It has now grown to a thriving campus with approximately 34,000 students and offerings in more than 80 fields of study.
We have an impressive academic record. We are the leader among the state's 112 community colleges in transferring students to the University of California, University of Southern California and other four-year campuses.
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The SMC Health Services Center provides primary health care services to currently enrolled Santa Monica College students who had paid the California State mandated health fee.
We focus on health promotion, prevention of illness, referrals for needed services, health and nutrition education.
Santa Monica College offers a wide range of campus amd teaching resources programs that can help our students and faculty achieve a high level of success both on and off campus.
Santa Monica College – a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
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