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Office of the Vice President of Instruction


Kathleen Welch, Ph.D

Assistant Superintendent /
Vice President of Instruction

Welcome to Cabrillo College. With a broad range of courses in over 80 fields, we can help you whatever your educational goals. See the links in the left-side column for more information.

What is an academic program?

An academic program is a collection or series of courses that lead to a degree, certificate, or transfer to another institution of higher education.

What is an academic department?
An academic department is a group of faculty in a related field of study or a discipline that offers an academic program.


Instruction Component

2018 Timeline for Faculty Prioritization

2018-2019 Division Offices and Department Chairs

Instruction Procedure Analyst (IPA) / Division

Terri Daniels / CESS, HAWK, and Library

Carena Dewis / HASS and VAPA

Sarah Doub / BELA and NAS

Instruction Office Functions

   — Articulation
   — Auditable Courses

   — Catalog

   — Class Schedules

   — Dual Enrollment
   — Curriculum

   — Credit by Exam ~ Updated 08/30/17
   — Disciplines List~ Updated 11/20/18

   — Distance Education

   — Honors Transfer Program

   — Learning Communities

   — Library
  —  Professional Development

   — Sabbatical Leave

   — Teaching and Learning Center

   — Tutorials

Instruction Committees


College Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens. With a commitment to quality and equity, we connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.


Vision Statement
Cabrillo College improves the world, one student at a time.


More information about Comprehensive College Core Competencies


Contact Information
Office of Instruction
Assistant Superintendent
Vice President
Kathleen Welch Ph.D
Phone: 831.479.6453
FAX: 831.477.5633
Location: SAC West 213
Department Staff and Faculty DirectoryMap and Directions


Business, English & Language Arts

Dean: James Weckler Ph.D

Education Centers and Online & Innovative Learning

Dean: Rachel Mayo Ph.D

Health, Athletics, Wellness, & Kinesiology

Allied Health and Stroke & Disability Learning Center
Associate Dean, Cynthia FitzGerald

Associate Dean: Mark Ramsey

Human Arts and Social Sciences
Interim Dean: Paul Harvell

Natural and Applied Sciences

Dean: Jamie Alonzo

Visual, Applied & Performing Arts

Dean: John Graulty, Ed. D.

Career Technical Education and
Workforce Developmen
Dean: Gerlinde Brady

Guided Pathways
Dean: Isabel O'Connor, Ph.D
Faculty Lead: Marcy Alancraig

Accreditation 2019















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