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Cabrillo Extension Instructor Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in teaching with Cabrillo Extension. There are two general areas of opportunities for instruction that we offer: Contract Education and Open Enrollment Extension classes. Please review the descriptions below that detail the different types of teaching opportunites and how you might apply to teach in either of these programs.

Please feel free to contact our office if we can answer any questions.

Cabrillo Extension

The Cabrillo Extension program is always looking for new ideas and classes. If you are interested in teaching a specific class for our program, and have professional and/or teaching experience in your field, we would be interested in reviewing your proposal for future consideration. The broad areas that we look at are content, instructor qualifications and marketability.

We are currently seeking instructors with the following specialties:

  • Visual or Performing Arts
  • Professional Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory and Soft-Skills
  • Industrial Technologies (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Technology: Cloud systems, SQL, Mac device classes (iphone, ipad)
  • Youth and Teen Programs - summer camps, after school programming, music, technology, art, and educational activities

If you would like to submit information indicating your interest in teaching, but do not yet have a full class proposal, please complete our online Instructor Interest form. This will give us your contact information, the general area(s) you are interested in teaching, and the experience & credentials you have.

To begin the full review process of a class proposal please submit the Extension Class Proposal Form and Extension Instructor Application Form. This is a populatable PDF. You can type right into the form, save and either print or send via email.

Proposals and Instructor Application should be emailed to When you email us your completed Class Proposal and Instructor Application Form, please remember to add your name to the file name when you save. Forms may also be mailed to Cabrillo Extension 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003.

Deadlines for class proposals:

  • Spring 2017: class proposals must be submitted no later than November 1, 2016

  • Summer 2017: class proposals must be submitted no later than February 28, 2017


Contract Education

Cabrillo College's Contract Education Program delivers cutting edge training programs for local and regional businesses. If you are a subject matter expert with experience training in a business setting, and you are interested in working on a contract basis, please let us know. You can submit your resume, cover letter and a sample of your teaching materials directly to

Once your resume has been reviewed, you may be asked to participate in a telephone or in-person interview followed by a teaching demonstration. If approved, you will become an eligible member of our instructor pool and offered contract positions on an as-needed basis.

Though we do much of our business delivering soft-skills training programs, a wide variety of subject matter experts are encouraged to apply. 

Currently, we are seeking instructors with the following specialties:

  • Vocational English as a Second Language
  • Continuous Process Improvement and LEAN principles
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervisory and Soft-Skills
  • Industrial Technologies (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Technology instructors:
    Specifically seeking those who can teach virtual collaboration systems, Mac device classes (iphone, ipad) and home networking systems

Subject matter expertise, as proven by at least 5 years experience working in a given field.  Master's degree and at least 4 years college level teaching experience preferred.

Required Professional Expertise:
  1. Knowledge of and commitment to training strategies and methods which support skill development, transfer of learning and the attainment of measurable results in business environments.
  2. Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  3. The ability to interface professionally in business environments, and be an ambassador for Cabrillo College and our diverse programs and offerings.
  4. Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above (teaching demonstration will be part of the interview).
  5. Ability to communicate well with trainees from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including trainees with disabilities.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with other training team members and participate in team initiatives and team meetings.

You can learn more about Cabrillo's Contract Education program here:


We look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Johnson, Director

Jill Gallo, Assistant Director

Cabrillo Extension
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos CA 95003
Phone: 831.479.6331

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