About Santa Monica College’s Extension
“Preferred Partner” Program

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Join more than 200 local employers that have partnered with Santa Monica College to promote “Life Long- Learning” throughout the community. The College’s Extension courses are designed for working professionals and are offered in a variety of convenient formats – evenings, weekends, online or on-site – all designed to meet the needs of the community. We are now partnering with businesses, state agencies and professional associa- tions to develop and deliver a wide variety of employee learning and development programs – from one-day work- shops to short term certificate programs.

Benefits of Becoming a Preferred Partner

As a Preferred Partner, your employees will receive a minimum 10% discount on all SMC Extension courses and select SMC Community Education courses. The courses being offered are high demand topics including:

Personal Interest

& Fitness

Professional Development

Online Classes

Entrepreneurial Training



Business and Finance

Certificate Programs

Business Planning


Fitness & Relaxation

Career Enhancement

Professional & Career



Social Media


Social Media

Business & Finance

Customized & Co-Branded Course Offerings

Our team is available to assist your organization with constructing customized offerings. Based on your needs, we can create course offerings that are consistent with your organization’s goals for employee development. These custom offerings can be made available for a set number of employees and/or available for a set range of time. The cost of these courses can be easily processed as one single transaction that is funded by your company or simply offered at a discount to your employees.

Apply Today!

Interested in becoming a Preferred Partner? We would welcome the opportunity learn more about your organization’s employee development needs. The process for becoming a Preferred Partner is easy and requires minimum effort on the part of your organization. Please contact Michelle King, the Director of Community Education at 310 434-3400.

Call today to speak with our friendly staff at SMC Community Education and use the links below to browse the SMC Extension and Community Education offerings.