Skip to main content

 

1. Can I use my Santa Monica College username and password to login to

Our registration at Community Education is separate from Santa Monica College Academic and SMC Emeritus College. If you have not registered for Community Education classes before you will have to create a new account with new username and password for our registration system.

2. What are Continuing & Community Education Classes?

They are short-term, not-for-credit classes. Some classes are open to students under 18 with permission of the instructor. College for Youth class ages are listed with the class title. SMC Continuing & Community Education classes are not equivalent to credit classes and cannot be used to meet prerequisites in the SMC credit program.

3. Is there a minimum age limit for students to attend a class?

Currently, there is not any age restriction on Community Ed classes, though most classes are geared towards adults. Occasionally, we will offer special classes specifically for children and teens.

4. Where are classes held and where do I park?

Google Map to SMC Bundy Campus      |     Map for SMC Satellite Campuses

All SMC parking lots require Head-in parking only.
 

SMC Main Campus:  1900 Pico Blvd. Parking Permits are required at any hour, Monday through Thursday, and until 1 pm on Friday. Parking permits for the Main Campus are not available for purchase by Continuing & Community Education students. On Friday evenings and on the weekends, parking on SMC's main campus is FREE and no permit is required. Head-in parking ONLY is strictly enforced.

Airport Arts Campus:  2800 AIRPORT AVE. (Parking is free. No permit required.) Head-in parking ONLY is strictly enforced. Park anywhere NOT marked "Permit Parking Only."

Bundy Campus: 3171 S. BUNDY DR.
Bundy Campus Parking: For Community Education students, parking is free after 5:00 pm on Monday - Thursday, after 2:00 pm on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; no parking decal or permit is needed at these times. All other times require a parking permit or decal only available to SMC students, staff or faculty. Park anywhere NOT marked "Permit Parking Only." Make sure you are parked HEAD-IN ONLY -- HEAD-IN ONLY PARKING is strictly enforced. That means no backing into a parking space, no driving through to the other side so you appear to have backed into the space.

Emeritus College: 1227 SECOND STREET (Parking is available in the City parking structure #2, located at the corner of Second Street and Wilshire Blvd. Parking is free for the first two hours, and $1 for each additional 1/2 hour until 6 pm. After 6 pm, there is no free parking in the City structure, and parking is $5 for the entire evening, or any portion of it.) Head-in parking ONLY is strictly enforced.

SMC Performing Arts Center:  1310 ELEVENTH ST. For Community Education students, parking is free after 5:00 pm on Monday - Thursday, after 2:00 pm on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; no parking decal or permit is needed at these times. All other times require a parking permit or decal only available to SMC students, staff or faculty. Park anywhere NOT marked "Permit Parking Only." HEAD-IN ONLY PARKING  is strictly enforced.

Some classes are held off-site in the community. Those locations and directions will be noted on your confirmation after you have registered.

5. How do I register for Community Education Classes?

ONLINE:

  1. To register online for the first time, click on the Login/Create an Account link at the top left, just under site logo.
  2. This will take you to a page to either login, or create an profile.
  3. Click on Create a Student Profile.
  4. Then on the Profile page, fill out your profile information. 
  5. Be sure to note your user name and password.
  6. Then browse for classes. Add your selected class to the Shopping Cart, then proceed to checkout. 

To pay by check, you can print out the registration form and mail the completed form with your check (see below). You may also fax your completed form with your credit card information (all credit cards accepted) to (310) 434-3409.

Note that if you have a problem logging into your account, please call Community Ed (310) 434-3400; do not create a second account.

BY PHONE: (310) 434-3400 (Telephone Registration Hours are 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

BY MAIL: Use the Registration Form in this schedule or download the Registration Form provided at the Continuing & Community Education link on SMC's website (www.smc.edu). Please write a separate check for each class, payable to Santa Monica College. Mail your registration form and check(s) to SMC Continuing & Community Education, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405. We will send you maps, list of materials, etc.

IN PERSON: The SMC Continuing & Community Education office is located at the Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr. (1/2 blk south of Airport Ave.), Room 112, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

6. How do I register for ed2go online classes?

Visit our website at http://ed2go.com/smce - browse for a class you like, click on the add to cart button, you will be asked to login or create a new account; after creating the new account and logging in, proceed to checkout and pay for the class. (for career training programs: careertraining.ed2go.com/smce )

View the video below for a more visual step by step guide:

ed2go - Enrollment Guide from ed2go Account Management Team on Vimeo.

7. How do I use my credit voucher?

Credit Vouchers are good for 2 years from date of issue. Once you receive a credit voucher, there is nothing further you need to do, as the credited amount will be automatically deducted from the next courses or courses you register into (that are in your shop cart when you check out). If you register into a course whose fee is less than the voucher amount, the remaining voucher balance will be applied to any other future course(s) you register into.

8. What happens if I need to cancel a class?

NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER A CLASS HAS BEGUN, so choose courses carefully! Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing via email at least seven business days before the start date of the class; receipt of requests made via other methods, such as phone messages, cannot be guaranteed. You may receive a credit voucher applicable to future Community Education classes, which is valid for two years from the date of issue.

Transfers: To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least seven (7) business days before the original class meets. A minimum service charge of $10 per class transfer will be deducted.

Important Information: Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes. Students are highly encouraged to register before class begins. Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge. Some high demand classes, such as glass fusing and Good Times Travel day trips, have separate and different refund policies stating that all registrations are final, and no refunds, credits, or transfers will be given. Please bear that in mind when registering for those classes.

Trips & Tours: Except where noted, cancellation and refund requests must be received two weeks prior to trip departure date, and will be granted only if space is re-sold by Community Education. It may be possible to send a substitute in your place with prior notice to Community Education. When approved, refunds will reflect processing fees per person AND any unrecoverable expenses such as lodging, tickets, etc.  

Day trip fees and deposits paid to SMC Community Education
: Refunds to reflect $20 processing fee per person. Tour fees paid to Good Times Travel: If travel protection has not been purchased, only recoverable funds less a cancellation charge of $50 will be reimbursed once payment has been made. If travel protection has been purchased, you will receive a full refund (or partial if in route), minus the cost of the premium. Note: Travel protection/cancellation insurance for multi-day tours is highly recommended. Pre-existing medical conditions are covered only if protection is purchased at time of deposit. Insurance also available for day trips.

Certificate Programs/Series Courses: Some courses are offered as part of a series for discounted rates. If you decide to drop an individual class, or classes, from a certificate program or course series, discounts will no longer apply. Course fees will revert to the non-discounted amounts and the refund will be adjusted accordingly.

9. What happens to my personal information?

SMC's Community & Continuing Education department is committed to protecting your privacy on-line. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may use the information collected to contact you regarding course information, promotional updates, specials, new additions to the Community & Continuing Education Web site or your on-line experience. Also, we do not store your credit card number on our website.

10. What is your Privacy Policy?


By submitting our email subscription form, you are granting: Community Education, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, 90405 United States, permission to email you. You can revoke permission to mail to your email address at any time using the SafeUnsubscribe link, found at the bottom of every email. We take your privacy seriously.  Emails are serviced by Constant Contact, please read our Email Privacy Policy.

11. Transportation, Field Trips & Excursions? 

SMC Continuing & Community Education does not provide transportation for any voluntary field trips or excursions to any off-campus locations. Although staff may assist in coordinating this transportation or may recommend travel routes, etc., Santa Monica College is in no way responsible and assumes no liability for any losses or injuries resulting from any non-District-sponsored transportation. If you ride with another SMC student, that student is not an agent of, or driving on behalf of, Santa Monica College. According to California Code of Regulations 55450, if you participate in a voluntary field trip or excursion, you are deemed to have held harmless the District and its officers, agents, and employees from all liability or claims which may arise out of or in connection with your participation in this activity.

12. To whom do I pay the material fee?

Pay material fees in cash directly to the instructor at class, unless otherwise noted.

13. Can I register on the first day of class?

Yes, if space is available. We encourage you to register early as many classes fill prior to the class date. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled prior to the first day of class.

14. Can I change my own profile?

Yes. Log into your account, then edit any of the information you would like to revise.

 

15. What if a Class is Cancelled?

Course fee is automatically refunded, in the same format as original payment, within 6 weeks.  Every attempt will be made to contact students ahead of time.

 

16. To whom do I pay the materials fee?

Material fees are paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting.

 

    What do I need to know if I am interested in Real Estate classes?

Community Education offers two Real Estate courses, Real Estate Principals and Real Estate Practice. Both are intended to prepare students to take the examination to become a Real Estate Salesperson in California.  The courses are offered only in Spring and Fall semesters as each course is 15-weeks long. In addition, two electives are offered, which alternate each semester between Real Estate Finance and Legal Aspect of Real Estate. Please check current class listing for further information.  Students are mandated by the California Bureau of Real Estate to have an attendance of 85% and pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better. 

Students who have satisfied the course requirement and completed the course will receive a certificate for that class.  When all three certificates have been collected, the student is eligible to take the exam to become a Real Estate Salesperson.  We strongly encourage students to contact the California Bureau of Real Estate (www.dre.ca.gov) for detailed information regarding the exam and anything related to Real Estate Licensing. Our office is responsible only for providing the courses and cannot answer any questions regarding licensing or the exam with authority.

Please note, Community Education provides not-for-credit courses, and does not provide transcript of any kind. Additionally, these Real Estate classes are not awarded any academic credits or units.  Please do not register into these classes if you are seeking units or credit for classes.

Tuition & Fees
Each course is currently priced $249 and a mandatory non-refundable textbook fee of $50 is not included in the tuition and will be collected upon registration. Textbooks will be distributed at the first class meeting, so students are encouraged to register prior to the first day of class to avoid missing the distribution of textbooks.  Prices for textbooks and classes are subject to change without advance notice. We encourage all interested students to read our cancellation policy prior to registration to avoid any misunderstanding and only register into the class if the student is committed to finishing the 15-week course.

Registration
Our registration is similar to any purchases done over the internet, with the student required to create a profile with our registration system in order to register (please see FAQ question #4 for instructions on registering for CE classes).  It is important that you do not use any pseudonym or nickname when creating the profile as this information is used to create the certificate, which will be checked by the Bureau of Real Estate when taking the exam

If you have specific questions regarding Real Estate courses not covered by this section, you may email commed@smc.edu