Cuesta College’s spring semester began January 17, 2017, and there is still time to register for courses. Students can continue to sign up for classes until January 29 with instructor approval. Currently, there are many courses still available in areas such as architecture, art, biology, business, chemistry, computer information systems, communication studies, English, engineering, English as a Second Language, film TV & electronic media, mathematics, political science, Spanish and more. Courses are being offered at three locations (the San Luis Obispo Campus, the North County Campus in Paso Robles, and the South County Center at Arroyo Grande High School), online, and via dual enrollment through local high schools. The spring semester will run through graduation day on May 19.

The college also offers a variety of less-than full-term courses that run between 17 and three weeks, and short-courses that can be completed in two weeks or less. For a look at course availability, go to cuesta.edu and click Find Classes.

This spring, the South County Center is once again offering a mix of courses; those include traditional college courses that apply toward college degrees and transfer, courses for students who are still in high school that apply toward high school credit and/or college credit, and GED preparation non-credit courses for residents without a high school diploma. More information on the South County Center, can be found online at http://www.bit.ly/cuestasouthcounty.

The college is offering free Emeritus College non-credit courses for adults at the South County Center, North County Campus, and throughout San Luis Obispo County. Course topics include composing your life story, music, brain longevity, painting, drawing, reminiscing, and more. More information can be found online at

http://www.cuesta.edu/student/servs_classes/continuinged/emeritus/.

New this spring is the installation of 10 emergency phone towers – seven on the San Luis Obispo Campus and three on the North County Campus. Paid for via Measure L bond funds, the always-lit LED blue light phone towers provide high visibility and the ability to call Campus Safety police officers with the push of a button.

In light of the recent presidential election, Cuesta College - along with the California Community Colleges Board of Governors - reminds all students that the institution is open, safe and welcoming, and that financial aid remains available, including for undocumented students. Cuesta College is a designated No Place for Hate® institution. Equity and inclusion resources for students can be found online at http://www.cuesta.edu/aboutcc/college_servs/culturaldiversity/diversityresources.html

For the first two weeks of school, Cuesta College students can take advantage of free Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and South County Transit (SCT) rides. During the period of January 19-31, students need only to show their college ID or a copy of a student schedule to obtain free bus service.

Currently, 8,412 students are enrolled in courses at Cuesta College for the spring 2017 semester. Approximately 56 percent of students are taking classes at the San Luis Obispo Campus, 16 percent are attending the North County Campus, 26 percent are enrolled as distance education students and a little over two percent will receive instruction at the South County Center.

Course fees are $46 per unit. Students with questions regarding registration are encouraged to visit http://www.cuesta.edu/student/getstarted/register/.


Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted: 1/18/17