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Cabrillo Collegeis a community college in Aptos, California, which has received its name from the explorer Juan Cabrillo. Founded in 1959, the College has opened several campuses including the Watsonville Center and the Scotts Valley Center.
While being focused on student-centered education, Cabrillo has a long tradition of collegial, shared governance. The college provides first two years of study for student who wish to transfer to the four-year institutions of higher education. The latter in the area include the University of California at Santa Cruz,San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Moreover, Cabrillo offers professional degrees and certificates preparing student to go straight into the work force.
The career-centered education at Cabrillo is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business the San Francisco Bay Area environment. There various programs leading to Certificates, Certificates of Proficiency, and A.S. degrees available at Cabrillo College. Moreover, Cabrillo College offers basic skills courses and courses for business, professional and personal development. Numerous not-for-credit classes are available on a fee basis through the Career Education and Economic Development Department.
Distance education courses are available to provide an opportunity to learn and earn college credit over the World Wide Web (online courses) or watch lectures over the TV (telecourses). The courses are taught by Cabrillo instructors to the same standards and requirements as our on campus classes.
Cabrillo College’s authority to operate as a degree granting institution is the continuous accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accreditation body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.