Friday, April 30, 2010

Are Your Fees Paid?

Before May 12, log into WebAdvisor and click on Make A Payment to make sure you do not have a balance due. Any prior balance due can prevent you from registering for new classes.

If there is a balance due, contact our office now!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fall Schedule is Online

The schedule of Fall classes is now posted on the Cabrillo website. Refer to your education plan and figure out your class schedule now so you are ready to register as soon as your time comes up starting on May 12.

Continuing students be on the lookout for a post card from Cabrillo in your regular mailbox. It is not junk mail! The address side of the card shows the date and time that you can start registering for classes. Be prepared and at your computer at that time so you can the classes you need. Classes will fill very quickly!

Tip: WebAdvisor's "Preferred Sections" works like a shopping cart to let you preselect your section choices. Then, when it is your turn to register, you can quickly sign-up for those sections where there is still space available.

Remember, you must register online using WebAdvisor. If you need assistance, please come in to our office before May 12 for a little lesson.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Did You Enroll in Summer Classes Yet?

If you still need to register for summer classes, use this handy Open Section Searcher to see what is still available.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cal Success Program

The Cal Success program is tentatively scheduled to be phased out as of 6/30/2010. We are not accepting new applications for this program. We will keep you posted as we learn of the status of this program.

Catherine Lachance, Director/FTTW

Microsoft Training Vouchers

The county still has vouchers available for this training from Microsoft. Three different vouchers are available:

1) General e-Learning Vouchers, which are redeemable for free, online training on one Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Office Suite program

2) IT Professional Learning Vouchers, which are intended for customers who are IT professionals interested in acquiring advanced level skills in areas such as web development or database management

3) Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers, which are designed to enable a user to pursue a no-cost exam to become certified in one Microsoft program, such as Excel, Word or Outlook.

Anyone interested in a free online Microsoft training voucher must request it in person at the Watsonville Career Center Resource Room during business hours. You must have a Santa Cruz County VCC card or register for one online at Workforce Santa Cruz County Virtual Career Center. Voucher distribution will be on a first come, first served basis as Santa Cruz County only has a limited supply of vouchers. All of these vouchers must be distributed/allocated AND activated by the customer within 90 days of the program launch date. The customer has 12 months to complete the training.

These vouchers are for intermediate and advanced level in addition to certification level online training. The online training must be completed on a computer that has the program(s) the customer is accessing, in addition to an internet connection. This voucher DOES NOT INCLUDE any fees at testing sites.

Once you have your voucher, you may redeem it here.

Microsoft Elevate America

Social Justice Conference 4/30 & 5/1

Cabrillo College’s 4th Annual Social Justice Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 30th, and Saturday, May 1st. The opening reception will be held on Friday evening at the Watsonville Center, while the all-day conference will be held on Saturday at the Aptos campus. The two day conference will include guest speakers, break-out sessions, a children's fair, a community fair and a key-note address by the Honorable Cruz Reynoso, the first Chicano to serve on the California Supreme Court.

Cabrillo College students, faculty, staff and administrators will present research and creative projects concerning social justice issues, while community-based organizations will distribute information about their work toward social justice during the lunchtime community fair. We are pleased to announced that Luis Alejo, the mayor of Watsonville, will speak at the opening reception at the Watsonville campus, while Russ Jones, representing LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, will open our Saturday program at the Aptos campus.

The "Children's Faire" will provide child-centered activities with social justice themes during both break-out sessions. All ages welcome, but a parent or legal guardian must be present.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Personal Counseling

High stress is very common this time of the semester.

If you'd like to meet with a personal counselor, remember that the Student Health Center has personal counselors available for you. The health fee that students pay each semester pays for this.

Also, CalWORKs students, you have personal counseling services available to you through CalWORKs. You may see a counselor by yourself or bring the whole family. Talk to your ETS for more information.

Transportation Fee Proposal Vote

As you may know, the student bus pass program has been imposing a deficit on the general fund. To rectify this situation, an increase in the bus pass fee was planned. The plan was to increase the fee to $75 in the spring 2010 and to increase the fee to $100 beginning fall 2010. Is it important to note that this increase is still about 50% cheaper for our students compared to the Metro District monthly bus pass rate. While this recent increase to $100 is expected to make the bus pass program cost neutral to the District, the Student Senate remains concerned and alarmed over the high cost of the bus pass.

As an alternative to the current $100 bus pass program, the ASCC Student Senate has developed a proposal for all students to pay into a TRANSPORTATION FEE program. This program would require all students registered for 4 or more units to pay a TRANSPORTATION FEE of $35 per semester. These students would have the option of electing to receive a bus pass or a parking permit.

During the ASCC Student Body Elections next week, students will be asked to vote YES or NO on this proposed fee

The ASCC Student Senate proposes that the Cabrillo College District administration (including the Board of Trustees) approve and arrange to collect a transportation fee of $35 per student, to be collected by all students with no option for waivers, similar to the current Student Health Fee.

For more information:
Sesario Escoto at ext. 6525
Flor Chacón at ext. 3508
Geoffrey Stanfield , Student Body President at 477-5677

Friday, April 16, 2010

Summer and Fall Registration Process

HawkTalk, registration by telephone, will no longer be available starting with Summer registration. You must use the online WebAdvisor system or go to Admissions and Records office to register. If you need assistance, stop by our office and we'll be happy to walk you through it.

FREE Skate Party Tomorrow Afternoon!

Saturday, April 17th
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Santa Cruz Roller Palladium
1606 Seabright Ave.

Recommended ages: 5-12

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Chapter, Bikers Against Child Abuse

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Summer Session Registration & Parking/Bus Passes

If you are planning on taking classes this summer, register for them this week! Yesterday was the first day continuing students could register and next Monday the 19th is the first day anyone can register. Register now to make sure you get the class you need!

WIA Students: While registering, please remember to select a parking permit or bus pass. If you have already registered and did not select one, please do so as soon as possible. This helps streamline our process for paying your tuition and fees.

CalWORKs students: While registering, please remember to select a parking permit or bus pass. If you have already registered and did not select one, please do so as soon as possible. You should then print out your registration statement and give a copy to your ETS at the County so they can pay for your classes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Attention Green Building Program Students

If you are a student currently enrolled in Cabrillo's Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program and you need help with your education plan or career counseling, you need to contact Cabrillo's academic counselor Shawn Ogimachi for an appointment. He may be reached at 479-6508.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sam Farr to Speak at Cabrillo Tomorrow

Congressperson Sam Farr will be speaking on the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) and health care reform bills Thursday April 8th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the main quad

All students, faculty, and staff of Cabrillo College are invited to join in thanking Congressperson Sam Farr for his tremendous work in support of the SAFRA recently passed in Congress.

This event is sponsored by Organizing For America in conjunction with Cabrillo College Democrats Club. For more information call: Steve Fishman, Democrats Club President, (805) 660-7844 or Theo Offei, Student Senator at (831) 406-7331.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Caps & Gowns for Graduating Students

Student Affairs will be loaning out graduation caps and gowns to students receiving financial aid. You may pick up a form starting May 17 at Student Affairs, bring it to our office to get our signature. Then return the form to Student Affairs and they will then issue you a cap and gown.