Professional Development

Registration is now open! Explore our subcategories 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 virtual classes work?

If you can't come to us, we'll come to you! 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 at this time. We will announce it as soon as in-person classes are able to resume!

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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Supervisory Academy
Become a Better Supervisor

Being a supervisor presents numerous challenges and opportunities! In today’s new work environment, you are expected to meet organizational goals with the people you supervise. We need to build resilience and flexibility to adapt to uncertainty and the constant change around us. The Cabrillo College Supervisory Academy is a 12-week program designed to help you develop your skills and become a better supervisor. Supervisors are now managing employees in person and/or remotely, therefore, better people management and clear communication are essential skills. Through each course, you will learn the tools, tips, techniques that will bring success in your interactions and build trust in your relationships.

Each course is designed to stand on its own; however, attending the entire 12-week program provides depth on a variety of topics that come together to provide a holistic strategy and process to the supervisory experience.

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Leadership Academy
Transform into the Leader You Want to Be

Your development as a leader is a journey, and those who succeed are the ones who have a clear destination, an inner compass, and a map of the territory to guide them. To be successful, you need to understand what others expect of you, and you need to have a firm understanding of your personal leadership strengths and challenges. You also need to be able to mobilize and motivate groups of people to achieve results, and drive organizational change.

This 8-week certificate program is designed to demonstrate and teach the importance of credibility, accountability and responsibility for individuals at all levels. We provide a performance-based approach to learning the skills you need to become leaders within your organization and in your personal life.

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Professional Skills
What is Your Professional Goal?

Professional skills workshops are designed to guide you on your professional development or career pathway. Explore new opportunities, grow your "soft skills", and take the next step in your business and career journey.