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General Information About CAPs
What is a Career and Academic Pathway (CAP)?
- A Career and Academic Pathway (CAP) is a group of related disciplines that share some courses, skills, and themes in common. These CAPs make it easier for students in the CAP to learn more about career options in those disciplines and to find the most relevant support and resources to help them along the way. CAPs also provide a chance to connect with fellow students through themed events, peer mentors, and promoting current student clubs.
What are the benefits of being part of a CAP?
- Being part of a CAP helps students to find tailored resources, events, and information just right for their needs. CAPs also make it easier to connect with faculty and students pursuing the same interests.
Do I have to sign up to be part of the CAPs?
- Nope, it happens automatically based on your major, so you are all set.
How do I find out which CAP I am in?
- Check the list of majors and certificates on each CAP webpage, such as this list for Creative Arts and Design. Or, visit the webpage for your major department (such as Art History) and look for the CAP listed under Program Information. Some majors are categorized in two CAPs, so students in these majors may find useful resources and events in both CAP groups.
What if I want to change my CAP or major?
- Check in with an academic counselor. It is always best to connect with an academic counselor regarding decisions about your major. Academic counseling is being provided online while we continue with remote learning. In Fall 2021, we anticipate academic counseling will be available both in-person and online. Check the Academic Counseling webpage for the latest information.
What if I have not yet declared a major?
- Since CAP events are open to everyone, they are a good opportunity to explore options. Looking through the CAP webpages and using the Career Coach tool can also help you see how your interests may align with a major. Academic counselors and career workshops are available as well.
Can I go to events hosted by other CAPs, or can I only attend things for my CAP?
- Yes, events are open to everyone no matter their CAP! They are also a great chance to explore CAPs if you are undecided.
Who can I contact with more specific questions about CAP resources and upcoming CAP events?
- Contact your CAP Ambassadors. We are here to answer your questions and provide support. Email us today! CADhelp@cabrillo.edu
Where can I find the latest information on the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Because the pandemic situation continues to change, the College maintains the latest information in one place on our COVID-19 webpage. Visit that page for updates on safety protocols and answers to frequently asked questions about the safe return to campus.
Is it true the College is going to have more in-person classes and services available in Fall 2021?
- Yes, we are offering more in-person classes and services at both the Aptos and Watsonville locations this fall! Learn more on the COVID-19 webpage. We are also continuing to offer online classes for students who prefer that format.
If I'm still taking online classes, can I get a loaner laptop?
- Yes, the College is still operating the Loaner Laptop program! Learn more about the program and how to submit your equipment request on the COVID-19 webpage.
Will I be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus?
- Visit the College's COVID-19 webpage for the latest information on this and other safety precautions that will help us safely expand our in-person offerings this fall. The Cabrillo College COVID-19 Prevention Plan and Safe Reopening Plan and the Safe Return to Campus FAQ posted on that page are especially helpful.
Creative Arts and Design Questions
Will the Computer Technology Center (CTC) and other learning centers (like the HUB or ILC) be open in-person, online, or both in Fall 2021?
For general updates on the College's safe return to campus visit the COVID-19 webpage. For updates on specific Learning Centers, visit the Learning Centers webpage and select the Learning Center of your choice to learn more about accessing their services.
How do I know which art studio class to take for my skill level?
Check out the instructions for challenging art prerequisites or contact Claire Thorson, the Art Studio Department Chair, with any further questions.
Where can I find information about upcoming performing arts events?
The Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts (VAPA) web page lists upcoming events.
Are there any scholarship opportunities available to people with majors in the Creative Arts and Design CAP?
Cabrillo has scholarship opportunities for many different majors including Visual Arts Scholarships and Awards. To find out more about the requirements, visit their scholarship webpage.
Art History Scholarships are designed for students with an educational focus and career goals in Art History. The scholarship recipients are selected in spring and receive their award at the beginning of the following fall. To learn more visit the Art History Department webpage.
The White Label SEO Marketing Scholarship is for students studying Marketing, Business, or looking after some marketing work for a company.
For even more information about scholarship opportunities across disciplines, check out the Financial Aid Office's Scholarships webpage.