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Santa Monica College Professional Development - SMC Extension
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Community Education and SMC Extension have partnered with Simplilearn, one of the world's leading providers of professional certification training. This new partnership enables SMC Extension to conveniently provide relevant and flexible training that serves the needs of anyone seeking to gain in-demand skills.

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Digital Sales and Marketing Basics

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  • Program Duration: 90 days
  • Delivery Type: OSL – Online Self-paced Learning
  • Courses Included:
    Digital Marketing Certified Associate
    Digital & Social Selling
  • Tuition Fee: $799

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This course will be an online self-paced period of instruction on digital marketing foundations and digital and social selling techniques. It is appropriate for any learner with no existing skills or prerequisites in these areas who has the time and willingness to put in a minimum of 5 hours of study-time a week.

 

Project Management Specialist

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  • Program Duration: 180 days
  • Delivery Type: OSL – Online Self-paced Learning
  • Courses Included:
    PMP
    Microsoft Project 2013
    Agile Scrum Master
  • Tuition Fee: $999

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This course will be an online self-paced period of instruction on PMI's project management and Exin's agile and scrum project management techniques. It is appropriate for a learner who has 5 years of project management work or is in an organization using PMI's PMP process.

 

Big Data Specialist

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  • Program Duration: 90 days
  • Delivery Type: OSL – Online Self-paced Learning
  • Courses Included:
    Big Data Hadoop & Spark Developer
    Data Science with Python
  • Tuition Fee: $699

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This course will be an online self-paced period of instruction on Big Data Hadoop and Spark technologies complemented by training for Data Science using the Python language. It is appropriate for a learner with fluency in Core Java, and some amount of familiarity with Python and Scala.

 

AWS Solution Architect

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  • Program Duration: 60 days
  • Delivery Type: OSL – Online Self-paced Learning
  • Courses Included:
    AWS Solution Architect
  • Tuition Fee: $399

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This course will be an online self-paced period of instruction on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in preparation for AWS Solution Architect exam. It is appropriate for experienced professionals in IT infrastructure and AWS systems. Familiarity of AWS Technical Essentials is highly encouraged.

 

The General Program FAQ below contains frequently asked for course information, registration information and technical requirements.

»General Program FAQ

Who is Simplilearn?

Simplilearn is a leading certification online training provider in disciplines such as Digital Marketing, and Data Science, and other areas where technologies and best practices are changing rapidly. SMC Continuing Education and SMC Extension has partnered with Simplilearn to offer this program.

How long do students have access to these online programs?

Depending on the program, students will have access to a program for 60-180 days from the date the access email is sent from SMC Community Education.

How long do the programs take to complete?

Program hours vary - please check the individual program for estimated course hours for completion. While completion time will vary by student, it is recommended that students commit between 5 and 10 hours per week to the coursework. Students should plan to begin their studies immediately upon being granted access.

Are these programs offered online only?

Yes, these programs are self-paced learning programs and are only offered in online format.

Are books included in the cost of these programs?

No, there are no books required for this program.  Self-downloadable study guides for most modules are provided to aid in the note-taking process and to provide students with a takeaway they can reference in the future.

Who should enroll in these programs?

Students of all levels are welcome to enroll in the program, but those with work experience in the industry are  more likely to move quickly through the program than those who may be encountering the industry concepts/topics for the first time.

Do I have to log on at certain times on certain days?

No, these modules are completely self-paced so students may schedule their coursework as they so desire within the allotted access time.

Will the program staff assist me in finding a position?

It is incumbent upon the student to seek his/her own employment through their own endeavors. SMC Continuing Education or SMC Extension provides no assistance with job search, career placement and/or internships nor make any claim or warrant this program will result in obtaining a position of a result of completion.

When is registration open?

The SMC Continuing Education or SMC Extension departments are open via phone (excluding holidays) for registration at 310-434-3402 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9am and 4pm Pacific Time.

What is the refund policy for these courses?

There are no refunds given for online courses and tuition cannot be applied to other programs offered by SMC Continuing Education or SMC Extension .

Is access to a computer required for these programs? 

This is an exclusively online program and access to a reliable computer is required for the duration of the program. 

What are the technical requirements for accessing this online program?

The following minimum technical requirements are supported*:

  • Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, 1GB RAM, Flash player 11
  • Mac OS X, 1GB RAM, Flash player 11
  • iOS 8,  Android 4 (for apps)

Students must also have the following:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Reliable internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 1Mpbs (typical DSL is 1.5 to 6Mbs) and web browser (Firefox, Chrome or Safari)
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the system regarding registration, course status, etc.)

*Course materials, such as streaming video lessons, are generally accessible via smart phones, but some functionality may be limited or unavailable.  Other devices such as Blackberries may not be supported. 

Technical questions should be directed to our affiliate, Simplilearn, by sending an email to customersuccess@simplilearn.com. Hours of support are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, Pacific Time.  Technical support issues submitted prior to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday will typically be handled the same day, and in most cases no later than the next business day.

Are there any prerequisites for this program?

Usually there are no prerequisites needed to enroll in these programs, but please check the individual program requirements.

After registering, when will students receive additional program details?

Two criteria must be met to in order to receive additional program details for accessing the curriculum. The first being receipt of full payment, and second, the return receipt of the signed program policy to the our program manager. Only then will registered students be emailed, during regular business hours M-F, log-in/access information. Please note: a delay of up to five business days may occur before you receive this log-in information although typically the timeframe for receiving login/access information is much shorter. 

Are extensions granted to students who request them?

No extensions can be granted.

How do students earn a certificate of completion from SMC Continuing Education s? 

Students who complete all assignments with an average score of 80% or higher within the given time frame and pay tuition in full (upon registration) will receive a certificate of completion from SMC Continuing Education .

Can students download program files to save for later use?

Study guides are available for download and may not be available for all modules.

The materials used in this course, including video lessons, workbooks, quizzes and tests, are copyrighted. They are intended for individual use by registered students only.  Unauthorized or illegal use, or attempted unauthorized or illegal use, of these materials may result in a suspension and/or cancellation of the user's account.

How can students contact technical support?

Technical questions should be directed to our affiliate, Simplilearn, by sending an email to customersuccess@simplilearn.com. Hours of support are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, Pacific Time.  Technical support issues submitted prior to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday will typically be handled the same day, and in most cases no later than the next business day.

 

If you have any questions email us at smcext@smc.edu

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AT A GLANCE

  • Class Dates:  Open 
  • Delivery:  Online,
    Self-paced Learning
  • Tuition:  Various

 

To Register:
Contact Information

To register or to receive more information about these programs, please contact the Program Manager
at 310-434-3402 or email at smcext@smc.edu.