Classes and Workshops
How old do I need to be to take a class?
Cabrillo Extension classes are for students 18 and older unless otherwise noted.
How do virtual classes work?
If you can't come to us, we'll come to you! Virtual live instruction classes, workshops, and youth programs are taught by many of our most popular instructors, teaching the art, culinary, textile, and technology classes that our students have come to know and love, but in the comfort of your own home!
Most live instruction classes are offered through Zoom, a virtual space where you'll interact with your instructors and other members of your community in real time. You do not need a Zoom account, and you can connect directly from your favorite web browser. With just one click, you can join your classroom - no extra log-in required!
When will you offer face-to-face classes?
As a result of the campus being closed, Extension will not be able to offer face-to-face classes until further notice. However, many classes will be adapted to live instruction in a virtual classroom environment. Currently registered students will be notified via email with information about how their class will be impacted, and what options will be available.
How do I register?
Registration is easy with our online registration portal. Or, scroll to the bottom of this page for all registration options.
Creative Classes by Expert Artists
Cabrillo Arts is a reflection of the creative community that is Santa Cruz. Through hands-on classes and workshops students enjoy expert instruction, access to cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, and the opportunity to collaborate and connect with their community.
For Writers of all Levels
What is your story? In these classes, you'll find everything you need to delve deeper into the written word - whether you want to explore your favorite authors, write for yourself, or get your foot in the door as a professional writer.
Cooking Skills for Personal Use
Join Cabrillo Culinary faculty and other expert chefs as you learn new recipes and skills! These classes cover a broad range of savory, sweet, nutritious, and delicious foods, presented in short, easy-to-digest workshops.
Focused on Caring for Yourself
Take care of your body and mind! Health and wellness workshops can help you conquer everyday stress, get in touch with yourself, and learn the art of creating handmade products that you can enjoy in your everyday life.
Enrich Your Experience of Home and Beyond
Explore another country, or your own hometown! These classes will introduce you to the fascinating tales of history, language, food, and culture.
Home Improvement, Gardening, and More
Turn your house or living space into your dream home! Find everything from the basics of gardening, to becoming a beekeeper, to remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or whole house in these classes.
Workshops to Take You Outside
Explore the beauty of Santa Cruz County and beyond! These workshops encourage you to go outside through hikes and nature walks, or prepare you to plan your own getaway.
Note: Due to current circumstances, nature and travel workshops are suspended at this time. We hope to be able to offer these classes again soon.
Planning your Financial Future
Whether you're planning for retirement, building a college fund, or just looking to manage your money more effectively, these workshops will connect you to experts who can guide you in navigating the complicated world of finances.
Level Up Your Technology Skills
Brushing up on your computer knowledge, or looking to learn new skills? These introductory classes cover the basics that you need to succeed in an increasingly digital world, from email to Excel and more.
For employers, employees, and anyone seeking professional growth
Cabrillo Extension offers professional development classes and certificate series, open to anyone looking to develop their job skills or further their career.
Enrichment for the youngest members of the community
The Cabrillo Youth Program is a safe, fun, and engaging environment for children to explore and grow. With everything from cooking to coding to creative arts, these classes are designed to connect kids to expert instructors and to one another - and learn something too!
For anyone looking to learn to ride or improve their skills
Take the only California Motorcycle Safety Program approved class in Santa Cruz County!
If you struggle with finding time to go to school, our not-for-credit online classes are here to help you study and learn at home, in the office, and at convenient times that always work with your schedule. Most classes are only $108 for a six week course.
Note: A separate log in is required to access fully online classes.
Registration is Easy!
- Create or log in to your Extension profile - no college application required!
- Find your class(es) and add to your cart
- Click "Checkout" to complete your payment by Visa or Mastercard
The Extension team is available by phone Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
6500 Soquel Dr., Building 2100A
Aptos, CA 95003