To learn more about Cabrillo College, please visit their website. Cabrillo College offers many classes at their Watsonville location.
The mission of Cabrillo College is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.
Our purpose is to provide an accessible and effective learning environment, which aids students in their pursuit of transfer, career preparation, personal fulfillment, job advancement, and retraining goals.
Our core values are academic freedom, critical and independent thinking, and respect for all people and cultures. Our commitment is to encourage excellence, offer a balanced curriculum, promote teaching methods for diverse learning styles, and involve and enrich our community.
Cabrillo College Provides Educational Opportunities
Everyone deserves an opportunity to go to college and Cabrillo College is here to provide you that opportunity. Cabrillo College is an excellent place to start or continue your college education. You may choose to earn an associate degree or a certificate, learn new skills, or transfer to a four-year university.
Research shows that a college education pays. Students who complete associate degrees and certificates are likely to earn over $250,000 more during their lifetime than people without degrees.
More about Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College is one of 109 public California community colleges. Situated on the Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education and currently serves over 13,000 students.
Classes are conveniently offered at several locations including the main campus in Aptos at 6500 Soquel Drive; the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center, located at 318 Union Street in downtown Watsonville; and at several locations in downtown Santa Cruz.
Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley, and California State University at Monterey Bay. The college offers hundreds of courses leading to four-year degrees in many majors. The majority of all courses in the Cabrillo curriculum transfer to the University of California or the California State University systems.
Cabrillo’s career education is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cabrillo College offers a variety of programs that lead to Skills Certificates, Certificates of Proficiency, and A.S. Degrees. In addition, Cabrillo College offers basic skills courses and courses for business, professional and personal development. A variety of not-for-credit classes are available on a fee basis through the Community Education Department.
Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of collegial governance. Currently, facility planning and major construction is under way on campus for a new Student Services Complex, Arts Education facilities and a Health Care Education Center.
Cabrillo College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
About the community
Santa Cruz County (population 260,372), is located on California’s Central Coast,65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Santa Cruz County boasts a rich cultural life and numerous recreational opportunities. Residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate amid redwood forests, sparkling beaches and rich farmland.
Local cultural highlights include numerous performing arts events, and museums and galleries throughout the area which showcase the work of artists in every medium. A number of annual events celebrate the area’s ethnic and cultural diversity.