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About Cabrillo Extension

What is Cabrillo Extension?

Cabrillo Extension provides the community with open enrollment classes and workshops for personal and professional growth and enjoyment, contract education for businesses and professionals, international student program as well as facilities rentals for off campus users.


Where are you located?

The Extension Office is located on the Cabrillo College Aptos Campus at 6500 Soquel Ave, Aptos, CA 95003. Our offices are behind the Sesnon house in room 2100A. To view an interactive campus map CLICK HERE. (HINT: Includes room #s when you click on the building!)


Are Extension classes for credit /transferrable?

No. All the Cabrillo Extension Classes are not for credit and non-transferrable.


Do I need to be a Cabrillo Student to take an Extension class?

No. Extension classes are open to adults 18 and up, unless specifically noted in the class description (e.g. Youth Programs).


Can I get any evidence of completion for a class?

Some classes or series offer a certificate of completion.


What is Early Bird? How can I get it?

The Early Bird is a discount given to students who register early. In order to get the Early Bird Discount you must register prior to the Early Bird deadline.


Do you offer scholarships?

A limited number of scholarships are available for our summer youth programs. Scholarships are offered via reduced registration fees. Scholarships must be completed before the scholarship deadline, which is posted to our web site on April 1st each spring. Only one scholarship per household will be awarded. If you have any questions, contact the Extension office at (831) 479-6331.

Can I make a donation to the Youth Scholarships?

Yes! With your generous support, we can offer scholarships to students who would not otherwise be able to participate in our innovative programs. CLICK HERE to make your donation and note that you would like to support Cabrillo Extension Youth Scholarships. Thank you!


I am interested in being an instructor. How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming an Extension instructor click HERE to fill out our online Instructor Interest Form. Once you have completed your instructor form, fill out a class proposal HERE.


Student Profile

Why do I need to create a profile?

In order to register for a Cabrillo Extension class you must create a profile. Profiles are important because we need a record of who is on campus for liability and safety purposes.

How do I make a student profile?

Go to the Cabrillo Extension registration website HERE and select “Create a New Profile”. Then enter in your information and select “Submit”. Remember that if you are enrolling your child in a class, you must create a Household profile Note: If you are enrolling your child in a class see How can I make a household profile?

How do I update/edit my profile?

You may edit or update your student profile at any time. After signing in, access the link entitled “My Profile” to change any of the information. Click “Edit” at the bottom of the page. You may then edit any of your profile fields. When you are finished with your edits, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Submit”.

What can I do with my student account?

With your student account you can:

  • Register for classes

  • Edit your profile information

  • Check your current registrations

  • Access your transcripts

  • Check your transactions

  • Check your waiting list

How do I change my password?

On the registration sign in page HERE, select “Forgot password” which will then prompt you to enter your username and email.


I forgot my username. How do I find it?

Please contact the Extension Office at (831) 479-6331 during our regular business hours, M-F 9am to 5pm.


What is a household profile? Can I make a profile for my child?

A household profile is a profile that allows multiple students to have one account. Parents who wish to register their children must create a household profile under their name and then later add their child.


How can I make a household profile?

Go to the Cabrillo Extension registration website HERE and select “Create a New Profile”. You will then have the option to create a household profile or learner profile, make sure you select “Create a Household Profile”. Enter your information and submit (Do not enter your child’s information yet). Once you have created your profile, on the far left of the page towards the bottom there is a link to “Household Profile”. You will then have the option to add a member. Select “Add a Youth Member”, enter your child’s information and then select “Submit”. (See How do I Register My Child)


How do I change my student profile to a household profile?

In order to change a single student profile to a household, you need to contact the Extension Office at (831) 479-6331.


How do I add members to my household profile?

Once you have created your profile, you will then have the option to add a member. Under the ‘menu’ tab select “Household Profile” and select “Add a Youth Member”, or “Add an Adult member”. Then enter their information and select “Submit”. See How can I make a household profilefor more information.


Registration

How do I register? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Create a Profile: In order to register you must first create a student profile HERE (See How to Make a Student Profile).
  2. Select your class: Once you have created a profile, search for the class you wish to register for and click “Add to Cart”.
  3. Pay online: Once the item is added to your cart you can “View Your Cart”. In your cart page you will have the option to “Check out”. You will then enter your payment information and submit.

How do I register myself, and another adult (like a friend or spouse) for the same class?

To register yourself and another individual(s) in a class there are two options available.

  • You must first create a household profile (See: How can I make a household profile?) and (How to add a member to your Household Profile) Search for the desired class and add it to your cart, a pop up window will ask you which of your household members you would like to register and you may select them at this time.

Can I use my Webadvisor credentials to register for Extension classes?

No. The Cabrillo College Extension uses a different registration system. Therefore, if you would like to take an Extension class, you will need to create a profile in our system and use your profile information (Username and Password) for your registrations. CLICK HERE to create your student profile.


How do I register my minor child?

Complete the following steps to register your child.

  1. You must first create a household profile. (See "How can I make a household profile?" above)

  2. Next, add your child to the household profile (See “How to add members to your household profile”)

  3. Search the class you are interested in and select “Add to Cart”.

  4. Once you select “Add to cart”, you will be asked which family member to register. Choose which member to register and you will be prompted fill out our “Youth Programs Liability Waiver and Release Form: Release Form” (For more information about these form, please see “Why do we need the Youth Forms”).

  5. If you would like to add other classes, please follow the same procedure. Once you have selected all the classes you need, click on “View Cart” (on top of the page) and then “Check out”.

  6. You will then be asked to complete your payment information. Once you have submitted payment your child is registered for the class. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

I don’t see the “add to cart option” is the class full?

If there is no option to “add to cart” but instead it says “waitlist” then the class is full. In order to be added to the waitlist select “waitlist” and you will be added.


I registered myself instead of my child. What do I do?

Please contact the Extension Office at (831) 479-6331.


What is the minimum age to be able to register for a class?

All Cabrillo Extension classes are for adults aged 18 and up, unless specifically noted in the class description (e.g. Youth Programs).

My child wants to take a class but does not meet the age requirement. Can they still register?

The age requirements for each class are designed to support a classroom environment that offers the very best experience for each student. We understand that some parents may want their child to participate when they are a bit under or over the age limit, but we do not often make those adjustments for the reasons stated above.


Why do we have a material fee for some classes?

Certain classes have specific materials provided by the instructor or the Extension Office.


How can I audit a class?

Not all classes are eligible for auditing. A list of classes that are eligible to audit is maintained by the Office of Instruction. Please check their web page Office of Instruction for a link to that list. For information about deadlines and fees please contact the Extension office at (831) 479-6331 or extension@cabrillo.edu.

Youth Programs

How do I register my minor child?

Complete the following steps to register your child.

  1. You must first create a household profile. (See "How can I make a household profile?" above)

  2. Next, add your child to the household profile (See “How to add members to your household profile”)

  3. Search the class you are interested in and select “Add to Cart”.

  4. Once you select “Add to cart”, you will be asked which family member to register. Choose which member to register and you will be prompted fill out our “Youth Programs Required Information” (For more information about these form, please see “Why do we need the Youth Forms”).

  5. If you would like to add other classes, please follow the same procedure. Once you have selected all the classes you need, click on “View Cart” (on top of the page) and then “Check out”.

  6. You will then be asked to complete your payment information. Once you have submitted payment your child is registered for the class. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

I don’t see the “add to cart option” is the class full?

If there is no option to “add to cart” but instead it says “waitlist” then the class is full. In order to be added to the waitlist select “waitlist” and you will be added.

Still having trouble? Would you like a printable PDF to assist you with your online registration? Click HERE!

I registered myself instead of my child. What do I do?

Please contact the Extension Office at (831) 479-6331.


What is the minimum age to be able to register for a class?

All Cabrillo Extension classes are for adults aged 18 and up, unless specifically noted in the class description (e.g. Youth Programs).

My child wants to take a class but does not meet the age requirement. Can they still register?

The age requirements for each class are designed to support a classroom environment that offers the very best experience for each student. We understand that some parents may want their child to participate when they are a bit under or over the age limit, but we do not often make those adjustments for the reasons stated above.


Why do we have a material fee for some classes?

Certain classes have specific materials provided by the instructor or the Extension Office.

Why is the option of registering online better?

In an effort to help save both time and trees, we are urging parents to register online. There are two primary benefits to you when you register online.

  • If you register online, you will populate the release forms online and it will stay in our system. That means that if you register your child in another class later, you won’t have to fill out the forms again! Registering over the phone or via mail means you must print and complete the youth release forms for every class your child takes.
  • Registering online means you don't have to worry about coming back to the office before class starts to assure we have the forms. Students may not begin youth programs or camps without the required forms completed.

Do you offer scholarships?

Please click here for detailed information about summer youth program scholarships. If you have any questions, contact the Extension office at (831) 479-6331.

Why are the youth release forms needed?

Our two priorities are to assure that your child has fun, and that they are safe while they are enjoying camp. The required forms assure that we have all of the important information about your child, such as dietary restrictions, medications and emergency contacts. It also includes a liability release, as well as a photo release.

Do I still need to fill out paper forms if I registered online?

No, the information we gather on the paper forms is collected during the online registration. The paper forms are only for registrations made over the phone or in person.


When completing forms who should fill out and sign the emergency contact forms for registration in youth classes?

Online forms and all three paper forms for registration in youth classes must be signed by the legal guardian of the youth member attending the class.


What happens if we don’t fill out the emergency contact forms for registration in youth classes?

If the forms are not completed your child may not participate in the class.

 


Payment

Am I able to reserve a spot for a class?

The only way to guarantee your place in a class is by going through the entire registration process which will only be finalized once the payment is processed.


Can I make partial payments?

No. Payment for each class must be made in full in order to secure a spot.

I don’t see my early bird discount being applied?

In order to see any discount you must view your cart first. When you select check out the discount should appear. If it does not please contact the Extension office.

 

Refunds, Credits, Cancellations and Transfers

I can’t make my class. How do I cancel?

Contact the Extension office at (831) 479-6331. You may transfer to another class, receive a credit, or receive a refund, depending on the circumstances. Our refund policy is stated below.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Refunds can be given if a student cancels thier registration at least five business days prior to the class start date. There is a 10% service fee charged upon cancellation. We cannot accept requests for refunds, regardless of the reason, if they are received fewer than five (5) business days prior to the class start date.

Different refund policies apply to Cabrillo Youth Programs and Motorcycle Safety.

What happens if my class is cancelled by Extension?

When a class is cancelled Extension will automatically credit the students account in the original amount of the class fee two business days after a class is cancelled, unless a students requests a refund or transfer. If an Extension class is cancelled you will be issued a credit for the full amount you paid. If you request to receive a refund we will issue that refund using the original method of payment. Cash and check payments are refunded via check refunds.

I can’t make my class and it’s too late for a refund. Can I get a credit? What do I do?

If you are not able to attend a class and it is too late to get a refund you may be able to send a friend in your place, or have a credit applied to your account. Contact the Extension office for more information about whe this may be possible (831) 479-6331.


Can I be transferred to another class?

That depends on the class. Generally, if the class fee for both the class you want to transfer out of and the one you wish to trasnfer into, then yes, you may transfer. Some resitrictions apply to certain classes, such as youth programs, motocycle, and other classes that have required pre-requisites. Please contact the office for additional information at (831) 479-6331.

Can I get a credit applied to my Extension account for the fee I paid?

Credits are issued for a variety of reasons, but the most common is a cancelled class. When a class is cancelled Extension will automatically credit the students account in the original amount of the class fee two business days after a class is cancelled, unless a students requests a refund or transfer. If an Extension class is cancelled you will be issued a credit for the full amount you paid. If you need to cancel a class, and it is within the refund policy (see above), we will issue a credit for the class minus the 10% service fee.

How do I use a credit on my account?

Credits are applied automatically at checkout. Once you have added a class to your cart your credit will be automatically applied at check out.


How can I see the amount of my credit?

Yes! You can see the total amount of credit you have on your account by viewing your Transaction History which is under the ‘Menu’ bar on your student profile.


Classes with Wait Lists

Can I register for a class that is full?

No. If the class is full, you will be offered to be placed on the waiting list. However, a spot on the waiting list does not guarantee that you will have a place in the class.

How does the waitlist work?

The waitlist does not guarantee a place in the class. When you add your name to the waiting list you guarantee that, in case someone cancels his or her registration, you will be notified. All students on the waitlist will be notified at the same time via email. The registration, either online or over the phone, will happen on a “first come, first served” basis.


Company Accounts/Payments

What is a company account?

Creating a company account allows you to manage registrations for the group of employees in your company that will be attending Extension classes. With a company account you can:

  • Check registrations
  • Check pending requests
  • Accept or Deny the students' requests to take a class
  • Register students
  • Check the Company Balance
  • Be invoiced for the classes your employees take.

How do I create a company account?

The company account must be created by a Cabrillo Extension Staff member. If you are interested in creating a company account with us, submit a request for a company account HERE.

Can my employer pay for my attendance in a class (or classes)?

Yes. If your employer would like to be responsible for the payment of the classes you will attend, please contact our office at (831) 479-6331 so that your company can set up an account with us. If your company already has an account with Extension, select the class you wish to register for and then select “3rd party payment” at checkout and choose your company.

How do I create my profile, then associate my profile with my company, then request that my company pay for classes?

  • Create a New Student Profile: Cabrillo Extension Log-in Page
  • On step 3 of creating your profile, associate yourself with your company from the pull-down menu. (We create company accounts at the request of the company).
  • Find the class(es) you wish to register for and click "Add to Cart"
  • Once your class(es) are in the cart, click the checkout button, click "Agree to the Refund Policy", scroll to the bottom and next to the checkout button click the green button "Request Company to Pay for Class"
  • Once you do that, a request will automatically be emailed to the contact person we have for your Company Account. At that point the contact person will either approve or deny your request.
  • If the contact person approves your request, your registration is complete, and you will receive an email confirming you have been registered in the class!

Please note that companies are invoiced as soon as registration requests are approved.

Motorcycle Safety Training

What is your Motorcycle Safety class? How does it work?

The California law requires that motorcycle and moped drivers under age 21 complete an approved safety training program before being issued a DMV permit. This course fulfills the DMV requirement for under 21 riders. Riders over 21 also benefit as successful completion of the course may waive the Riding Skills Test at the California DMV and insurance discounts may be available. For more information CLICK HERE.


I don’t see my ‘under 21’ discount being applied?

In order to see any discount you must view your cart first. When you select check out the discount should appear. If it does not please contact the Extension office.

How long does it take to receive the Certificate after the course?

Please allow approximately 14 business days after the last day of class. If your certificate does not arrive in the period of time please contact the Extension office at (831) 479-6331 or via email at extension@cabrillo.edu

Why can’t I register for the Motorcycle Safety class?

This is most likely because the class you are trying to register for is full. Try selecting a later class that still has available space.


What do I need to bring to class?

Materials needed for the class can be found HERE.


Do I need to bring my own motorcycle and helmet? Can I?

No. Motorcycles and helmets are provided by the class. Follow THIS LINK to a list of the gear you must bring to class. You may bring your own helmet as long as it is DOT approved.


Locations and Parking

Do I have to pay for parking?

Yes. Parking Day Passes are available from kiosks in parking lots. Please make sure to park in a parking lot that is not exclusively for Cabrillo College staff members. Click HERE for more information about college parking policies and fees.

How do I find the room for my class?

Directions to your class location will be sent in your confirmation email, as well as in the reminder sent about three days prior to your class start date. If you are not familiar with the Cabrillo College campus, please see our Interactive GoogleMap so you can easily locate the building and room where your class will be held. (Hint: Click on the buildings to see classroom numbers)


My class doesn’t meet in a room, how will I know where to go? Do I need to bring any materials?

Some instructors publish a class letter to inform students about location, materials or other important information. These letters can be found on the Cabrillo Extension website in “Class Resources” HERE. Scroll down to select the class you are registered for.


 

 

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