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Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College is a thriving campus that offers over 80 fields of study and prepares students for careers in various industries, including tech and business fields. They provide a wide range of community education courses and programs to enhance personal interests and promote career development.

Santa Monica College

Upcoming Classes at Santa Monica College

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Landscape Painting

April 23rd, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time (6 sessions)

Santa Monica College @ 1227 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA

  • $138
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Maximizing Retirement Income

April 23rd, 6:30–9pm Pacific Time

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA

  • $58
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Women & Investing

April 30th, 6:30–9pm Pacific Time

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA

  • $58
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Paint Anything

May 11th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time (4 sessions)

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

  • $118
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1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, Beach Cities
1900 Pico Blvd
Btwn Delaware Ave & Pearl St
Santa Monica, California 90405

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You've come to a special place. We believe that Santa Monica College offers an outstanding and unique educational experience. We also believe that we provide the community a wealth of resources.

Santa Monica College, which was opened in 1929, has grown to a thriving campus with offerings in more than 80 fields of study. We 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.

About Community Education

To meet the lifelong learning needs of the community, SMC Community Education offers hundreds of classes to individuals who wish to explore their personal interests or enhance their careers. Our low-cost, not-for-credit Community Education courses are designed to enrich lives through hands-on workshops and lively classes in art, writing, dance, and many other areas, with special classes for children and teens. Our fee-based professional development and continuing education programs and seminars strive to promote career development and professional training and certification. Classes on a wide range of topics are also offered online.


You MUST have and input a valid California address and US phone number when signing up for Santa Monica College in-person courses, or you may be rejected from the course. If you do not have a valid US address and phone number, your enrollment will not be accepted.

Students with any valid US address may enroll in online/remote classes. 


Santa Monica College's Community Education Office operates from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Please bring your CourseHorse purchase confirmation with you to class. Your Classroom information is noted in the Special Notes. If you do not have a classroom on your purchase receipt, please reach out to [email protected].

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Reviews of Santa Monica College

(4.3-star rating across 513 reviews)
  • Paint Anything

    Reviewed by Keren V. on 2/3/2024
    It was a fun class. Teacher was fun and knowledgeable.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by Caron C. on 10/14/2023
    Course was great. Course horse was awful. I star for course horse. 4 for class. All it said was Santa Monica College. The email the day before did not even say that! No where did it say: IT IS AT THE BUNDY CAMPUS!!! A totally different campus. How about saying the address and room number on your REMINDER email? How about making a big deal it is not at the main campus? No one to call. No phone number for COURSE HORSE. NO ONE ANSWERING THE PHONE. No one at the campus answering the phone. What a nightmare from hell.
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    Reviewed by Doereese N. on 4/15/2023
    Mr. Thomas G. Provided thorough presentations for the lessons. He sent out assignments with videos that pertained to what we were learning, the visuals gave clarity to what is expected of us. He cared about us grasping the information. That stood out the most. ✨
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by Timberlin C. on 4/13/2023
    The teacher was very engaging and provided excitement for the opportunity to move into the sector.
  • Landscape Painting

    Anonymous review on 3/29/2023
    Excellent teacher allows each student to develop a personal style working on paintings of their choice, and is always ready to answer questions and make suggestions. Each class he gives a presentation on an aspect of painting and painters with lots of interesting paintings as example. I learned so much this session.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by Michelle C. on 1/14/2023
    Not what I expected very good information given.
  • Landscape Painting

    Reviewed by Evelyn K. on 10/19/2022
    Excellent teacher Todd Carpenter with lots of interesting art information. Plenty of time to paint andask questions and discuss. Relaxed sharing of Art. Online so perfect for group who all painted at home and had set up so knew what they were doing.
  • Smart Money Fundamentals

    Reviewed by Jose V. on 10/19/2022
    Excellent course. Instructor was very knowledgeable
  • Landscape Painting

    Reviewed by Evelyn K. on 9/28/2022
    It was excellent!
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by David F. on 9/14/2022
    I had a great time enrolling in the intro to voice-over class. It's a great way to get introduced to voice acting and the class overall was an inexpensive way to get a feel of voice acting.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by Nat D. on 9/14/2022
    Really fun class, very insightful. I really got a lot of value out of the follow up phone call. The instructor answered all our questions and we very prepared and professional. Kind of pricey for a one session class and a very shrewd marketing move for this Voices For All company.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by Richard S. on 9/9/2022
    I really enjoyed the class.
  • Investment Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Nicole S. on 7/29/2022
    Great instructor. Very clear and thorough.
  • An Introduction to Voiceovers

    Reviewed by Denice T. on 7/16/2022
    As anticipated, I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Eric Smies was knowledgeable, as well as entertaining. I left the class with a greater understanding of how to begin and maintain a hobby, career in the VA industry. I'm retired. I'll decide my next move, once I have been critiqued.
  • How to Write the Funny

    Anonymous review on 5/14/2022
    I had different expectations so that is why the low rating. I anticipated to write jokes, but instead it was to write a funny essay.
  • How to Write the Funny

    Reviewed by Irene L. on 5/13/2022
    It was a good class. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing so. The instructor really broke down the patterns in how funny material is made. He also created an environment that made it easy to participate.
  • Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

    Reviewed by James L. on 5/4/2022
    Jonathan is a gem. Incredibly passionate teacher who really breaks down what you need to know to have success in comedy. I never leave reviews on these sites but people need to know how good this class/teacher is. Already told all my friends so you folks might as well know too
  • Landscape Painting

    Reviewed by Susan S. on 3/31/2022
    Todd Carpenter was an excellent teacher. Each week, he displayed and reviewed different artists' work and taught a lesson (often, both came from our questions and requests). He allowed us to choose our own subjects, then answered questions and gave feedback as we progressed. Todd is the best art teacher I have had on Zoom.
  • Painting in Watercolor - Level 2

    Anonymous review on 2/20/2022
    Great for follow along painting. Learn tips and tricks as you go.
  • Home Sewing Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Svetlana D. on 2/14/2022
    Barbara is amazing and fun to follow along, and after years of not touching my sewing machine (nor hand sewing), I feel confident enough to make some pants, totes and even explore new patterns! This class was the highlight of my weekends!
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students at Santa Monica College have positive feedback about the classes they have taken. They mentioned that the teachers were knowledgeable, informative, and provided thorough instruction. Students felt that they learned a lot of techniques and skills in their respective courses. Some students appreciated the flexibility in choosing their own subjects to paint and the personalized feedback they received. Overall, students found the classes at Santa Monica College to be engaging and helpful in developing their skills and knowledge. Quotes: 1. "Jonathan is a gem. Incredibly passionate teacher who really breaks down what you need to know to have success in comedy." 2. "Freddie is a wonderful teacher. He is encouraging, very knowledgeable and so friendly. I improved so much during the session." 3."Todd Carpenter was an excellent teacher. Each week, he displayed and reviewed different artists' work and taught a lesson... He let us paint what we wanted and was always there with helpful comments and positive advice based on what we thought of our work."

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