Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Public Safety Career Information

If you are interested in a career in Public Safety, take a look at this Public Safety Information website. It is a centralized web resource for anyone who is looking for answers about not only the criminal justice field, but also about the academic programs that may be located in your own county or city that can help you with the academic preparation for either the hiring process or academy preparation.

We hope to help you reach your goals by demystifying the community college course requirements for either certificates of degrees that will help you in the hiring process for careers within the public safety profession.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Cabrillo Access Card for Financial Aid & Refunds

Beginning in January 2011, Cabrillo will be issuing a new way for students to receive financial aid disbursements and/or refunds, the Cabrillo Access Card from Higher One. Cabrillo College has partnered with Higher One, Inc., a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to bring this new method of refund and financial aid disbursements to campus.

The new Cabrillo Access Card program will provide Cabrillo’s students with increased choices when it comes to receiving their financial aid or school refunds, including the preferred "Easy Refund" method—the fastest and easiest way for students to gain access to their refund money - literally the same day Cabrillo releases it.  

The new Cabrillo Access Card will be mailed to each student’s current address on file with Cabrillo. Therefore, it is critical that all students verify their mailing address by visiting WebAdvisor as soon as possible.  

Sign up today at Cabrillo Access Card!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fingerprinting for Classes

If you are taking a class that requires fingerprints, the campus sheriff office requests that you wait until after you are registered for the class to have your prints taken. It costs the college $100 for each student. If the student is not registered in the class, Cabrillo cannot recoup the money.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Spring 2011 Classes In WebAdvisor

Spring 2011 classes are now visible in WebAdvisor. Get everything ready for your registration date/time slot.

Log into WebAdvisor to look up your classes.
Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "Registration", click on "Register for Sections"

If you do not know the class section number, click on "Search and Register"
     choose Spring 2011 for "Term", then look up your classes. You do not need to fill in all the fields.
     once you find the classes you want, click on "Submit"
     the classes will be added to your Preferred Sections
If you do know the class section number, click on "Express Register"
    enter the section numbers for all your classes and click "Submit"
    the classes will be added to your Preferred Sections

These classes will sit in your account and be there for you when your date and time slot for registering arrives.

To Register for the classes
     log into WebAdvisor a few minutes before your time slot
     select "Register" for the "Action for ALL Pref. Sections"
     Click on "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the page to complete the registration process!

If you have problems or questions, stop by the office so we can help you now!
Do not wait until your registration time slot has passed.

Attending Classes at Watsonville Campus?

Construction has begun on the Green Technology Center beside the Watsonville Center, and the normal access (Trafton St.) to the parking lot behind the Center is closed.

To get to the Center parking lot, there is a one-way road from Maple St. (which runs parallel to Trafton) across the back of the construction site, or there is also access through Trafton St. at Marchant (which runs parallel to Union St.).

Please see map for a visual and for parking information. After 5 pm, the time limits on street parking around the Center allow for unlimited time. All cars with Cabrillo parking permits may use the parking garages for unlimited time.

Are Your Fees Paid?

Before your registration time slot, log into WebAdvisor and click on Make A Payment to make sure you do not have a balance due. Any prior balance due will prevent you from registering for Spring 2011 classes.

If you have a balance due, contact our office now!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Open House - December 6th

'Tis the Season to Celebrate...You!

Your hard work is appreciated and we would like to acknowledge all your efforts at this festive holiday gathering.
  • Food, Cider and Holiday Treats!
  • Free Books for Students and their Children, generously donated by Catherine's book club! 
  • Children welcome!
  • Food, laughter and fun guaranteed!
Students: If you can't come to the Open House on the 6th, be sure to stop by another time to pick up your books! Bring your children with you if you can!

When:  December 6, 2010 
            Drop In All Day 
            Reception with some yummy food from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Where: Fast Track To Work office 
            Building 800, Room 802 
            Cabrillo College 
            6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Kaleidoscope Holiday Sale

Kaleidoscope Toy Store in Capitola is having a great sale this coming weekend.

20% off Playmobil and Thomas & Friends
Special Prices on Selected Items Throughout the Store

For a flyer, click on "Holiday Toy Sale" in the bottom right corner of their website.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner for All

Cabrillo Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends are invited to the annual ASCC Student Senate sponsored Thanksgiving Dinner. In support of the Second Harvest Food Bank, everyone is invited to donate canned or dry goods at the door. Cash donations of any amount are also accepted and much appreciated.  Please join us at one of the following:

Monday, November 22
Watsonville Center
4330 - Multi-Purpose Room
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 23
Aptos Campus
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more information on this event call:

Katie Hoffman, Student Senator, Chair of Thanksgiving Dinner Event ((831) 840-9733
Flor Chacón, Student Activities Coordinator, Ext. 3508
Sesario Escoto, Dean of Student Services, Ext. 6525

Monday, November 15, 2010

Your Ed Plan and the Spring 2011 Schedule

If you will be attending Cabrillo in the spring, check your current education plan against the online schedule to make sure all the classes you are supposed to take are actually being offered. If there is a class on your ed plan that is not being offered, you should come in to see our counselor to discuss what to take instead. This should be done before your registration date/time slot so you are prepared in WebAdvisor.

Free Eye and Vision Exams for Babies

Assessments for your child at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure a baby has healthy vision for successful development-now and in the future.

For information about free eye and vision exam for babies 6-12 months old, see this article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Click here for information about the InfantSEE program

Travel Writing Contest for Cabrillo College Students

The Bay Area Travel Writers (BATW), established in 1984 in San Francisco, a not-for-profit professional organization of travel writers and photographers, announces its fifth biennial travel-writing contest. The contest is open to the first 150 entries from community college students (who are enrolled in English and Journalism classes) as well as 11th and 12th grade high school students. No entry fee is required.

3 Prizes will be awarded: $200 First Prize, $100 Second Prize, $50 Third Prize

For more information, visit the Bay Area Travel Writers website.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Career Technical Education Website

Santa Cruz County’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Community Collaborative has a new website. Whether you’re a student, parent, educator, counselor, or employer, you can find information about local education options and careers that are here to stay.


CalWORKs Work Study

We still do not have our CalWORKs Work Study budget for this fiscal year. Please keep checking the blog for updates.

Need A Job?

On and Off Campus Student Jobs are all on-line! To use the Cabrillo Student Job Board to look at on and off campus student jobs you must either be:
  • currently registered in 3 or more units
  • be a Cabrillo Graduate or provide proof of transfer after completion of 30 units at Cabrillo.
Register to use the Job Board here.
Questions? Contact Student Employment 

WIA Student Transportation Reimbursements Deadline

The WIA Participant Training Transportation Reimbursement form for Fall 2010 semester can be turned in to the Fast Track office after your LAST day of class for the semester. They will be accepted until January 7th, 2011. Make sure your form is completely filled in so your reimbursement check is not delayed!

The form can be found on the WIA page of our website.

Registering for Spring 2011 Classes

The schedule of classes for Spring 2011 is now online. Continuing students will soon be getting a post card in the mail from Cabrillo College. Do not throw it away! It will have the DATE and TIME that YOU are able to register for Spring 2011 classes.

EOPS/DSPS/Veteran Students begin registering on November 29
Continuing Students begin registering on December 6
New Students begin registering on December 14

Is Your Education Plan Current?

Does your current schedule match the education plan we have on file for you? Don't know what classes you need to take in the Spring? Give us a call and schedule an appointment with our academic counselor to get your ed plan updated! 479-6344.

Did You Drop A Class?

If you received a voucher to purchase a book for a class you have since dropped, you MUST return the book to the Fast Track To Work office. Please do so ASAP.

Annual Fund Clerk Job Opening

The Cabrillo College Foundation has an opening for an Annual Fund Clerk to provide general office support for the foundation. This includes processing pledges, acknowledging pledges, creating/editing database records, sending reminders, and entering Annual Fund gifts received. Also assists with other aspects of the development effort as needed.

19 hours/week, non-benefited position
See santacruzjobs.com website for details

Accelerated Learning Techniques

This interactive workshop will introduce students to accelerated learning techniques. These simple yet powerful techniques allow you to learn new information quickly and easily and to retain that information better than ever before. Learn how to unlock the genius within you!

Thursday, November 18
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cabrillo College, Room 508
Admission is FREE

Dr. Joe McCullough is the Physics Program Chair at Cabrillo College where he has been teaching for the last ten years. He is also a certified trainer and a facilitator for SuperCamp.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spring 2011 Schedule Is Online Now

The PDF for the Spring 2011 semester is now on the Cabrillo website. You may download the file and look at on a computer. Scroll down to "Schedule of Classes" and click on Spring 2011 Schedule Preview.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Local Contact for EDD

If you have questions for EDD, you can either email them through Ask EDD on their website or call the Capitola office at 831-464-6286.

Your Perfect Job...

...will match your interests, skills, and values.
But many of us don't even know what our interests, skills and values ARE!
Why not discover which job or career path is BEST for you?

In this 2-day Reskilling/Self Assessment Workshop, you will...
  • Assess your values, interests and skills using proven tools
  • Be introduced to resources to help with your job search
  • Create a powerful career profile and training plan that will help you find the RIGHT job
When: 2 Fridays: November 12 and 19, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Plan to attend both days
Who: You must be unemployed and approved for attendance by an Employment Specialist.
How: Register with the Career Center or Fast Track To Work staff
Where: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, Room 506. Daily parking permits can be purchased for $2.00 in any student parking lot.

NOTE: The Cabrillo Campus is closed on 11/12, however, this class will still be taking place in room 506.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay-Scholarship Contest

Essay Criteria: Each applicant must produce a clear and organized essay of 5-8 pages. The essay must illustrate how Dr. King’s philosophy, as stated above, helped to shape you as a person and the ways you have incorporated Dr. King’s ideals in your daily life, educational goals, and future aspirations. You may want to discuss difficult circumstances that have impacted your ability to pursue a post-secondary education and how you overcame such obstacles. The committee is also interested in any experiences that have motivated you to work on behalf of human rights as well as your efforts in this area.

Cabrillo students of color who submit an application and essay for the MLK Scholarship will also be eligible for the $500 Tony Hill Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarship Amounts to be Awarded: Students with the top scoring essays will be awarded a scholarship between $100 and $500 for the MLK Jr. Scholarship. The Tony Hill Memorial Scholarship recipient will be awarded $500.

Deadline: Your application and essay must be received by Friday, December 17, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Affairs Office, Room SAC 216 or the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center, Student Resource Center Room 4320

Friday, November 5, 2010

Galli Uniform Voucher Process for WIA Students

We are changing the voucher process for purchasing items from Galli Uniform. Please bring to our office a current class schedule printout from WebAdvisor and a copy of your syllabus showing the required items to submit with your request. You may use the computers in our office to print/copy these items. We will verify you are eligible for the items and you may pick up your approved voucher 3 days after you dropped it off. We will be processing these vouchers in a timely manner and appreciate your patience.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tutoring Help

Do you feel like you could use a tutor right about now? Tutoring help is available from the Tutorial Center and Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS).

AGS tutoring request forms are available in the club area in SAC East and the form is also available as a google document that is public on the web to view and print. The filled out forms should be placed in the box labeled AGS Tutoring in the club area.

Fast Track To Work's Website

We've been working on our Fast Track To Work Cabrillo website. You can now download frequently used forms directly from our site! Click on your program link on the left and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the form links.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Got Loans? Don't Miss This Extended Deadline

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) / State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) has $1 million to award for loan repayment of outstanding government and commercial loans for expenses incurred during undergraduate or graduate education! Up to $85,000 in funding available for primary healthcare providers who commit to a three-year service obligation at a public or private non-profit facility that is located in a Health Professional Shortage Area.

The application cycle has been extended to December 31, 2010 or until funds are expended. For more information, please visit: www.oshpd.ca.gov/HWDD/SLRP.html.