Classes and Workshops

Registration is now open! Explore categories below, or view the current catalog to see all classes.

Common Questions

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 I register?

Registration is easy with our online registration portal. Or, scroll to the bottom of this page for all registration options.

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Cabrillo Arts
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.

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Creative Writing and Literature
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. 

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Culinary and Healthy Living
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. 

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Health and Wellness
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.

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History and Culture
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.

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Home and Garden
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.

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Nature and Travel
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.

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Personal Finance
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.

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Technology and Computers
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.

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Professional Development
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.

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Youth Programs
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!

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Motorcycle Safety Training
For anyone looking to learn to ride or improve their skills

Take the only California Motorcycle Safety Program approved class in Santa Cruz County!

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Online Classes
Anytime, Anywhere

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.