Counselors at a Farmers market


Conectando Comunidades

A Center for Local Culture

Cabrillo is a community hub for art, culture, business, and lifelong personal exploration.

People from across the county come here to engage their minds and enrich their spirits by taking extension classes, catching live performances, wandering through The Cabrillo Gallery, or pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams.

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Cabrillo VAPA dance program
Arts & Culture

Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts

The VAPA Division brings full-scale Broadway musicals to the Monterey Bay Area via year-round Cabrillo Stage productions. Along with our celebrated Symphonic Chorus, Cantimo! performances, Jazz Series, and eight annual exhibits as the Cabrillo Gallery, extraordinary events constantly are happening at our Visual and Performing Arts Complex.

Explore the Public Art on Cabrillo's campuses.

The Crocker at Night
The Crocker Theater at night.
VAPA stage during a performance
A Cabrillo Stage performance.
An empty stage with a piano.
A women looking at artwork
People in the art gallery
Jazz band playing
musicians practicing
dancers waving their arms in colorful costumes
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Campus and Community Life

There's more to attending Cabrillo than going to classes. Join a club. Get involved in student government. Take in a game at our sports complex (Go Seahawks!). Listen to live music at the Samper Recital Hall. Shop the Farmers Market. Check out the Solari Green Technology Center in Watsonville.

And that's just on campus. You're always just minutes from prime surfing, mountain biking, and hiking, and some of the best skate and bike shops you'll find anywhere. Live the Central Coast life.

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Cabrillo Extension

Enrich your life, pick up some new job skills, or help your kids explore their interests. 

Cabrillo Extension offers fun workshops and career-enhancing classes to the community in subjects as varied as cooking, computers, photography, medical insurance billing, business leadership, game design, drawing, healthcare, and much, much more.

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Cabrillo College Foundation

The Cabrillo College Foundation provided $2,632,008 to Cabrillo College last year to provide scholarships, support student services like tutoring, and provide grants for faculty and staff to improve learning.

Donations to Cabrillo are investments in the human potential of our students and the wider community we serve.

Small Business Development Center team
Small Business Development Center

Explore starting and growing a business in Santa Cruz County. The SBDC is a premier hub of experts experienced in mainstreet, techstreet, and agribusiness.

We offer business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs one-on-on in-depth advising and training to obtain capital, launch businesses, learn to market, grow sales, and create jobs.

Othello W Civil Engineering Student
Cabrillo College has been helpful in preparing me to transfer by providing fantastic resources such as the STEM center, knowledgeable counselors and staff, and a quality education.
– Othello W, Civil Engineering
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