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 Cabrillo College Business and Accounting/Finance

Welcome to the Business and Accounting/Finance Department

This website provides information new students will need when considering applying to the Business Program or the Accounting and Finance Program as well as up-to-date information for current students about these programs. Other resources offered by Cabrillo College and the community are also accessible at this site.

Business Program   Accounting/Finance Program

Why Business or Accounting/Finance?

The Certificates and Associate Degrees offered from this department, along with the faculty who help students develop their skills, knowledge, and judgment needed in today’s world, will provide students a pathway towards successful business, accounting, and finance careers. Classes are taught by faculty who have high-quality, real-world experience.

The Business and Accounting/Finance Programs have been designed as occupational and vocational programs that include certificates, which can be completed in one year or less, and degrees that are transferable (articulated) to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems nearby. These higher education institutions include schools such as San Jose State University, California State University at Monterey Bay, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Both programs were developed with the assistance of the Santa Cruz County business community.

Read Business Program student successes
Read Accounting/Finance Program student successes

Job Market

The job market for those with a business or accounting education is promising. Here are a few examples of jobs with high growth and good earning potential.

Job Title % Growth
by 2026
Median Salary in
Santa Cruz County
Human Resource Specialist 11.00% $74,039
Sales Manager 9.60% $99,418
Financial Clerks 11.80% n/a
Marketing Manager 15.50% $99,214
Loan Officer 10.50% $57,185
Tax Preparers 9.10% $56,123
Business Operations Specialist 12.70% n/a
Accountant and Auditor 10.90% $74,285

View California Occupational Employment Projections
View Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area Occupational Employment Projections

What You’ll Find On This Website

  • All certificates and degrees our department offers
  • Core Courses needed for each certificate and degree
  • How to find an academic counselor
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Student successes
  • Internship and job recruiting sites
  • Full-time faculty biographies


Visit the Business Program website to learn more.

Visit the Accounting/Finance Program website to learn more.


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