Cuesta College’s spring semester begins Tuesday.

Nearly 10,350 students were enrolled as of Friday in courses at Cuesta’s campuses throughout the county.

Approximately three in five will take classes at the San Luis Obispo campus, while just over 20 percent will attend the North County campus in Paso Robles and 4 percent will receive instruction at the college’s South County Centers, located at Arroyo Grande and Nipomo high schools. The remainder are distance education students who have either limited or no required on-campus sessions.

There is still time to enroll as registration continues through Jan. 29, with instructor approval.

Students will find more parking spaces to start off the semester. Earlier this month, a project to pave the lot in front the college’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center was completed. A portion of Lot No. 2 was closed Oct. 7, which affected about 50 spaces. The project includes those and more spaces that will also make it more convenient for people attending concerts and plays in the CPAC.

College officials are encouraging North County and San Luis Obispo students to take advantage of free RTA & SCAT rides from Tuesday through Monday, Jan. 31 to Cuesta students with their college ID or a copy of a student schedule.

Meanwhile, enrollment and registration continues for 15-week classes at the college’s South County Centers, located at Arroyo Grande and Nipomo high schools. Classes there begin Feb. 7.

The spring semester will run through graduation day on May 20.

Students with questions regarding registration can call 546-3955.


Released Jan. 14, 2011