- Santa Monica College
name =Santa Monica College
type =Public Community College
president =Chui Tsang
city =Santa Monica
campus =Urban, 38-acres
colors =Blue and white
mascot =Pico the Corsair
free= 7 men's teams, 9 women's teams
stadium =Corsair Field (4850)
arena =Corsair Pavilion (1600)
website = [http://www.smc.edu www.smc.edu]
address =1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Santa Monica College is a two-year or four year public
community collegelocated in Santa Monica, California.
Santa Monica College was first opened in 1929 as Santa Monica Junior College. Current enrollment is over 30,000 students in more than 90 fields of study. The college also has one of the largest international student populations of any community college in the US, with more then approximately 3,000 students from more than 100 countries with Japan and Sweden contributing heavily.
Santa Monica College is ranked number one among California's community colleges in transfers to the
University of California[http://www.smc.edu/schedules/archives/profiles/2005/051/coverstories_051.htm] ] [ [http://www.cccd.edu/d-mail/d-mail1103.htm] ] , University of Southern California, and Loyola Marymount University. Transfer courses are offered in such fields as business administration, journalism, fine arts, health sciences, computer science,and the liberal arts.
The Santa Monica College Arts Mentor Program provides certain students in the fine and applied arts with graduate-level training by professionals in their specialized fields. The program was designed for select individuals whose talents exceed the scope of the traditional curriculum at the College.
Santa Monica College offers a variety of occupational certificate programs, including accounting, fashion design, office information systems, and the Academy of Entertainment Technology (which offers certificates in interactive media and animation).
Santa Monica College is also the home of
KCRW(89.9 FM), a leading public radiostation in the US which broadcasts throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties to an estimated 450,000 listeners. The station is the broadcast home of " Morning Becomes Eclectic" and Harry Shearer's " Le Show". (KCRW has a contractual agreement with the college that makes it largely independent of the college itself.)
Santa Monica College fields [http://www.smc.edu/athletics 16 sports] and competes in the
Western State Conference. The mascot for SMC is the Corsair. SMC fields both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. SMC fields men's teams in American footballteam, and women's softball, soccer, and tennisteams.
Corsair Field (4,850) built in 1948, is home to football and track and field.
Corsair Pavilion (1,600) is home to men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as the
Hollywood Fameof the American Basketball Association
The Santa Monica Swim Center is home to men's and women's swimming and water polo teams.
There are approximately 29,960 students enrolled at SMC.
* 34% of these students are full time.
* 66% are part time.
* 56% are women.
* 44% are men.
Age CompositionThe average age is 25 years.
* under 18: 15%
* 18-24: 55%
* 25-34: 18%
* 35+ : 12%
Computer Science and Information Systems
[http://www.smc.edu/apps/Comm.asp?Q=17 CSIS] programs offer instruction in programming, databases, networking, technology project management, robotics, Web site development, computer graphics, and business office computer skills.
Computer Science department offers career certificates in following disciplines:1. Computer Science2. Computer Programming3. Database Applications Developer4. Web Programmer
Apart from career certificates, certificates of completion are available in the following areas:1. Computer Programming2. Information Systems Management3. Networking4. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Generally, career certificates require about 30 units of coursework, whereas a certificate of completion requires about 12 to 17 units of courswork.
Steven Blum, Voice Actor
Lloyd Avery II, Actor
Laila Ali, Boxer
Isaac Bruce, Professional NFL (football) player
Chikezie, Musician American Idol (season 7)Finalist
Glenn Cowan, Table Tennisplayer and Sino-American diplomat, Ping Pong Diplomacy
Walter Cunningham, Astronaut (A.S. 1958) (B.S. 1960 at the University of California, Los Angeles)
Rivers Cuomo, Musician ( Weezer)
Phire Dawson, Game show model, one of Barker's Beauties
James Dean, Actor
Cliff Eidelman, Musician
David Geffen, American record executive
Dustin Hoffman, Actor
Barry Jaeckel, professional golfer
Chad Ocho Cinco- Cincinnati Bengalswide receiver
Rickie Lee Jones, Musician
Brian Kingman,Major League Pitcher, Oakland Athletics
Lenny Krayzelburg, Swimmer (A.A. 1996) (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1998 at the University of Southern California)
Robby Krieger, Musician ( The Doors)
Monica Lewinsky, White House intern
Alison Lohman, Actress
Candice Michelle, Professional Wrestler
Kel Mitchell, Actor
Mike Muir, Musician ( Suicidal Tendencies)
Nathan Myhrvold, former Microsoftchief technology officer
Mac O'Grady, professional golfer
Sean Penn, Actor
Kenneth Price, Ceramic artist and printmaker (Bachelor of Fine Arts 1956 at the University of Southern California)
Nick Sagan, Novelist and screenwriter
Kentaro Sato, Composer
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California(A.A. 1977) (B.A. 1979 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior). Schwarzenegger gave the commencement address in 2005.
*Steve Smith -
Carolina Pantherswide receiver
Gloria Stuart, Actress
Hilary Swank, Actress
Kenan Thompson, Actor
Sidney Wicks- Four-time NBA All-star and 1972 NBA Rookie of the YearSanta Monica College was made popular during a fictionalized television show "The Parkers" a spin-off of UPN's "Moesha"
* [http://www.smc.edu/ Official webpage] .
* [http://www.smc.edu/athletics SMC Corsairs Athletic webpage]
* [http://www.kcrw.org/ KCRW radio]
* [http://corsair.smc.edu/ Corsair Newspaper]
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