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Mission Statement:Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens. With a commitment to quality and equity, we connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.

Vision Statement:Cabrillo College improves the world, one student at a time.

Accredited Status of Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234) an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Third party comments concerning Cabrillo College's compliance with accreditation requirements may be submitted to ACCJC. Additional information about accreditation can be found at:

The college complies with the commission policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions. Information regarding the process for an individual wishing to file a comment or complaint with the ACCJC about an institution is available on the ACCJC website. A complainant filing a complaint with the Commission should demonstrate that a serious effort has been made at the institution first to pursue the review procedures provided at the institutional level.

College Departmental Accreditation

  • Dental Hygiene is accredited by:
    Commission on Dental Accreditation
    211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 1900
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 440-4653

    Doreen Johnson, Manager Dental Hygiene Education
    800-621-8099, ext 2695

  • Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Contact:
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350

  • Nursing is accredited by Board of Registered Nursing.
    Board of Registered Nursing
    PO Box 944210
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2100 Fax: (916) 574-7699

  • Radiologic Technology is accredited by:
    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606-3182
    Email: Phone: (312) 704-5300 Fax: (312) 704-5304

  • California Department of Public Health - Radiation Health Branch. 
    Status: Approved School of Radiography;  Approved School of Fluoroscopy 
    PO Box 997377 MS 0500
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

Standards of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

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