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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

2017-2018 Division Offices and Department Chairs

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

   — Dual Enrollment
   — Curriculum

   — Credit by Exam ~ Updated 08/30/17
   — Disciplines List~ Updated 01/09/18

   — Distance Education

   — Honors Transfer Program

   — Learning Communities

   — Library
  —  Professional Development

   — Sabbatical Leave

   — 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


Contact Information
Office of Instruction
Assistant Superintendent
Vice President
Kathleen Welch Ph.D
Phone: 831.479.6453
FAX: 831.477.5633
Location: SAC West 213
Department Staff and Faculty DirectoryMap and Directions


Business, English & Language Arts

Dean: James Weckler Ph.D

Education Centers and Online & Innovative Learning

Dean: Rachel Mayo Ph.D

Health, Athletics, Wellness, & Kinesiology

Allied Health and Stroke & Disability Learning Center
Associate Dean, Cynthia FitzGerald

Associate Dean: Mark Ramsey

Human Arts and Social Sciences
Interim Dean: Paul Harvell

Natural and Applied Sciences

Dean: Jamie Alonzo

Visual, Applied & Performing Arts

Dean: John Graulty, Ed. D.

Career Technical Education and
Workforce Developmen
Dean: Gerlinde Brady

Guided Pathways
Dean: Isabel O'Connor, Ph.D
Faculty Lead: Marcy Alancraig

Accreditation 2019















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