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Cabrillo College Online Education

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Fall 2020 Information

Cabrillo College is committed to supporting students as we move in-classroom instruction to online. Your success is important to us, and we will strive to help you any way we can. Please see the links below for student support.



  1. Enroll in Cabrillo College
  2. Register for Cabrillo Classes—Click on the section heading of the course in the Catalog to view details, including important information about the course. 

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  3. Find Your Instructor—Instructors will send a welcome letter via email before the semester begins. Verify the email you provided in Self-Service is one you check regularly.
  4. Login to Canvas when the term begins using your Cabrillo 7-digit ID/password

Search for Classes

The Search for Courses and Course Sections page will help you decide what class is right for you, and you can filter results to find the day/time that works best. See the Catalog for degree requirements.

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For additional course information, see the printable Schedule of Classes.

Orientation to Online Learning

The Distance Education Program is designed to make online education accessible, and to remove barriers that delay students’ progress, particularly for first generation college students, working students, and students who seek a credential or transfer to a college/university.

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Image courtesy of California Virtual Campus, Online Education Initiative

In some courses, on-site exams may be held on campus at the discretion of the instructor and the department. Information including dates, times, and locations will be listed in the Cabrillo online class schedule prior to registration.

For information about a particular course, please contact the course instructor.

Online Degree Information

To receive an Associate's Degree, you must complete the General Education requirements in addition to courses offered in your major. See the Catalog for degree requirements. Additional courses are required to meet admission requirements to the CSU and UC. Counselors are available to help you make good choices about programs. Appointments can be scheduled with a Counselor by calling (831) 479-6274. Online courses offered that  fulfill degree/transfer requirements. MORE

Can't find the transferrable course you need?

Finish your degree faster by selecting a class from the thousands of online courses at California community colleges. Visit the California Virtual Campus, Finish Faster Online website.

Finish Faster Online



View How Canvas Works

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Online Advising

The Counseling Department offers online counseling appointments through live video. You can "meet" with a counselor from anywhere in the world! Call 831-479-6274 to schedule an online counseling appointment. You'll need to be able to access Zoom webconferencing. [Test my computer.] Our counselors want to assist you with effective academic planning and answer specific kinds of questions. In order to get the most from a counseling appointment, read "Before you make an appointment" information.

Online Tutoring

NetTutor is an online tutoring service available within Canvas. Instructors may refer students via the Online Tutoring link, or you can access NetTutor tutors directly through the NetTutor link in the Canvas course menu. On campus, you can visit the Tutorial Center as well.

Out of State Residency

Students who reside out-of-state will not be able to register for online classes. Student athletes, or other students who are physically present at Cabrillo may register for an online class in-person at the Welcome Center, Student Activities Center (SAC East 225).

Online Code of Conduct

Students are expected to meet conduct standards outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Section V. subsection G. refers to discipline related to online or distance education.

Online Education Contact Information


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