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Office of the Vice President of Instruction


Kathleen Welch, Ph.D

Assistant Superintendent /
Vice President of Instruction

Welcome to Cabrillo College. With a broad range of courses in over 80 fields, we can help you whatever your educational goals. See the links in the left-side column for more information.

What is an academic program?

An academic program is a collection or series of courses that lead to a degree, certificate, or transfer to another institution of higher education.

What is an academic department?
An academic department is a group of faculty in a related field of study or a discipline that offers an academic program.


Instruction Component
2016-2017 Division Offices and Department Chair~ Updated 9/15/16

Instruction Procedure Analyst (IPA) / Division

Terri Daniels / CESS, HAWK, and Library

Carena Dewis / HASS and VAPA

Sarah Doub / BELA and NAS

Instruction Office Functions

   — Articulation
   — Auditable Courses

   — Catalog

   — Class Schedules

   — Concurrent Enrollment - Updated 05/01/17
   — Curriculum

   — Credit by Exam ~ Updated 07/01/16
   — Disciplines List~ Updated 06/16/16

   — Distance Education

   — Honors Transfer Program

   — Learning Communities

   — Library 

   — Sabbatical Leave

   — PETL (Professional Engagement and Transformational Learning)

   — Teaching and Learning Center

   — Tutorials

Instruction Committees


College Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Cabrillo College is a dynamic, diverse and responsive educational community dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic, career, and personal development goals.


Vision Statement

Cabrillo College is passionate about developing critical thinking, honing oral and written communication and enhancing global awareness, while cultivating personal and professional responsibility in our students. Exploration, innovation, creativity, and implementation of a variety of teaching methods, including technology literacy, are hallmarks of our approach to learning. We help students of varying skill levels achieve their potential, and consider everyone in the college part of a community of learners who are treated with dignity and respect. Cabrillo College supports a climate of diversity, self-empowerment and sustainability, with a strong sense of social justice.  

As an integral part of Santa Cruz County, Cabrillo College is an accessible gateway to prosperity that provides education for all, supporting the local economy and improving economic vitality. We serve students who have goals of transfer, career preparation, basic skills, personal fulfillment and retraining through an inclusive and effective learning environment. Students will leave with greater knowledge and a richer expectation of themselves.


More information about Comprehensive College Core Competencies


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