Cabrillo College

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Cabrillo College is a public community college in Aptos, California, overlooking Monterey Bay. Cabrillo is a two-year school offering Associate’s degrees and professional certificates in over 70 areas of study. Founded in 1959, the school is named after Juan Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer.

Cabrillo has a student population of more than 14,000. Many students attend Cabrillo to fulfill general education requirements and transfer course credits to a nearby four-year university. Cabrillo transfers more students to the University of California Santa Cruz than any other community college. Other popular transfer schools include California State University at Monterey Bay and San Jose State University.

Cabrillo also offers technical career training that is linked to the business environment in Silicon Valley, located nearby. Students at Cabrillo may pursue certificates of achievement, skills certificates and Associate’s degrees. The Cabrillo College Extension Program offers non-credit courses to students pursuing lifelong learning opportunities.

General Information

Admission Office

6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6201
Fax: (831) 479-5782

Contact: Masina Hunnicutt
Director of Admissions and Records

Main Address

6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6100


Total undergrads: 16,368
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,634


Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Special prerequisite requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, and radiologic technology. International applicants have special admission requirements.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Arts – General A
Dance A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology C
Hazardous Materials Management A,C
Solar Energy A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Italian A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Hygiene A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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