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Cabrillo Extension Instructor Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in teaching with Cabrillo Extension!

Deadlines for class proposals:

  • May 31, 2017, for Fall 2017 Class Proposal and Instructor Applications
  • October 15, 2017, for Spring 2018 Class Proposal and Instructor Applications

There are two general areas of opportunities for instruction that we offer:

Contract Education

Open Enrollment Extension classes

Please review the descriptions below that detail the different types of teaching opportunites and how you might apply to teach in either of these programs.

Please feel free to contact our office if we can answer any questions.


Cabrillo Extension Open Enrollment Classes and Workshops

The Cabrillo Extension program is always looking for new ideas and classes. If you are interested in teaching a specific class for our program, and have professional and/or teaching experience in your field, we would be interested in reviewing your proposal for future consideration. The broad areas that we look at are content, instructor qualifications and marketability.

We are currently seeking instructors with the following specialties:

  • Visual or Performing Arts
  • Professional Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory and Soft-Skills
  • Industrial Technologies (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Technology: Cloud systems, SQL, Mac device classes (iphone, ipad)
  • Youth and Teen Programs - summer camps, after school programming, music, technology, art, and educational activities

To begin the full review process of a class proposal please submit the Instructor Application and the Course Proposal, links to both are below. For Returning Instructors with a NEW course to propose, please submit only the Course Proposal form.


Cabrillo Extension Instructor Application

Cabrillo Extension Class Proposal


These are fillable PDF's. Once you have completed and submitted the form it will be sent diretly to Extension.

Contract Education

Cabrillo College's Contract Education Program delivers cutting edge training programs for local and regional businesses. If you are a subject matter expert with experience training in a business setting, and you are interested in working on a contract basis, please let us know. You can submit your resume, cover letter and a sample of your teaching materials directly to

Once your resume has been reviewed, you may be asked to participate in a telephone or in-person interview followed by a teaching demonstration. If approved, you will become an eligible member of our instructor pool and offered contract positions on an as-needed basis.

Though we do much of our business delivering soft-skills training programs, a wide variety of subject matter experts are encouraged to apply. 

Currently, we are seeking instructors with the following specialties:

  • Vocational English as a Second Language
  • Continuous Process Improvement and LEAN principles
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory and Soft-Skills
  • Industrial Technologies (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Technology instructors:
    Specifically seeking those who can teach virtual collaboration systems, Mac device classes (iphone, ipad) and home networking systems

Subject matter expertise, as proven by at least 5 years experience working in a given field.  Master's degree and at least 4 years college level teaching experience preferred.

Required Professional Expertise:
  1. Knowledge of and commitment to training strategies and methods which support skill development, transfer of learning and the attainment of measurable results in business environments.
  2. Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  3. The ability to interface professionally in business environments, and be an ambassador for Cabrillo College and our diverse programs and offerings.
  4. Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above (teaching demonstration will be part of the interview).
  5. Ability to communicate well with trainees from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including trainees with disabilities.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with other training team members and participate in team initiatives and team meetings.

You can learn more about Cabrillo's Contract Education program here:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Johnson, Director

Jill Gallo, Assistant Director

Cabrillo Extension
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos CA 95003
Phone: 831.479.6331

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