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Career Skills and Training Courses

Are you interested in getting a short-term career or technical job certificate in a growing or in-demand field? 
Need short-term courses to improve your career and job skills? 

Cabrillo offers tuition-free classes in workforce and job training that are designed to improve your employability, provide job-placement opportunities, or prepare you for more advanced college-level coursework. 

Career Training Certificates

  • Dental Administrative Assistant
  • Introduction of Dental Technology Computer Training
  • Preparation for the STEM Workforce
  • Beginning Technology Skills
  • Culinary Arts Kitchen Skills 
  • Community Health Worker Certification
  • Advanced CPR (AHA Certification CPR for the Healthcare Provider)
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification

Each certificate involves taking a free two-course series.

See Career Training Current Schedule

Career Skills Sample Courses

Some examples include:

  • DMCP 402: Preparing for the Next Great Job 
  • DMCP 403: Applying the Next Great Job 
  • DMCP 404: Success in the Workplace 
  • DMCP 405: Creating Career Satisfaction
See Career Skills Current Schedule


We offer classes in the Watsonville Center and the Aptos campus

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