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Study at Cabrillo College

Named after the explorer Juan Cabrillo, Cabrillo College is a public community college established in 1959. The college offers Enrolment to over 16, 000 students. Its main campus is in Aptos, California, but there are several branches in downtown Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo Valley. Apart from these, the other locations include:
  • Cabrillo College Watsonville Center
  • Cabrillo College Scotts Valley Center
Cabrillo College offers over 80 majors, degrees and certificate programs to its students. These include courses on business, professional and personal development, skills certificates and A. S. degrees. Additionally, distance education programs are also offered for the benefit of remote students. The Cabrillo College team goes by the name Seahawks and there are separate baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and swimming, diving and water polo teams. The alumni consists of famous personalities like the actress Camryn Manheim, the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, Ward Bushee and several athletes such as Brendan Ayanbadejo, Obafemi Ayanbadejo and Sherman Cocroft.

Profile of Cabrillo CollegeCabrillo College is in Aptos, California. Aptos is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Cabrillo College issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include mathematics, engineering, landscaping and horticulture, family and social work, and liberal arts.

Cabrillo College Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.

The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Cabrillo College teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 15, 114 students study at the school . Many of the students at Cabrillo College are in their forties, or even older.

Cabrillo College Tuition and AffordabilityIn-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

Cabrillo College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts416liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, sociology, English, political science, anthropology, history, speech and rhetoric, . . .
Family and Social Work105child development, human services
Medical Support and Technology96medical assistant, radiographer, dental hygienist, medical lab tech, phlebotomy, electrocardiograph tech
Business and Management52business, accounting, electronic commerce
Security and Law Enforcement38fire-fighting, criminal justice and police, corrections, corrections and criminal justice
Computer Science and Engineering34web design, computer networking, system administration, computer science, computer graphics, database administration, computer programming
Engineering32archeology, engineering
Science31biological and physical sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Landscaping and Horticulture28landscaping, applied horticulture, plant nursery
Media25digital communications, journalism, animation and special effects
office and Administration22administrative assistant
Construction Trades20building inspector, construction manager
Cooking and Culinary Arts16culinary arts
Art Studies12art studies
Therapy and Counselling10psychology
Education and Teaching8health teaching
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Medical administration6medical secretary
Drama and Performing Arts5drama, dance
Engineering Technician4civil drafting, drafting, engineering technology, architectural drafting, manufacturing tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical Education
Photography and Commercial Art0photography
Production Trades0welding
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Contact: Cabrillo CollegeCabrillo College

6500 Soquel Dr

Aptos, California 95003

General Phone: (831) 479-6100


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