Welcome to the Cuesta College Community Education Emeritus Program!


Make lifelong learning a reality with classes designed just for you! Dare to stretch your mind, discover new talents, and meet new people in classes geared for adults 50+. Classes are FREE!

*Materials fee may apply

 

Curriculum

  • Art History: Discover the different aspects and periods of art throughtout history as well as art appreciation. (ECOL 425)

 

  • Beginning Music Arts: Become critical listeners of performed music and thereby enjoy the experience of attending musical events with a trained ear. Students participate in discussions and listening exercises focusing on style, intonation, and lyrical content. (ECOL 408)

 

  • Brain Longevity: Examine brain longevity; including prevention and reversing memory loss through diet and physical/mental exercise. Discuss causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and psychological approaches to memory preservation. (ECOL 412)

 

  • Composing Your Life Story: Learn the process of ordering and chronologically developing a personal history; including introductory genealogical research and preservation of family historical materials. (ECOL 406)

 

  • Computer Basics: This course introduces computer basics including machine functions, keyboard use, fundamental word processing, email and web browsing. (ECOL 439)

 

  • Creative Writing: Introduces the writing of creative nonfiction, plays, poetry, or short fiction. Students read and discuss published writing and workshop their own writing. (ECOL 411)

 

  • Drawing: Master the basic skills of drawing with an opportunity to experience the use of pen and ink, charcoal, and conte crayon. (ECOL 414)

 

  • Fun with Food: Food preparation topics and activities that promote physical and mental well-being. (ECOL 473)

 

  • History, Travel & Current Events: Share your experience as this class weaves past and present history and travel adventures into discovery, reflection and lively discussion. (ECOL 433)

 

  • Painting: Covers the fundamentals of painting using various mediums; all levels welcome. (ECOL 425)

 

  • Photography: Explore camera choices, in particular digital cameras. Study camera use and photo quality; including setting, composition and light, downloading, storing and sharing images; and documenting life events and travel. (ECOL 429)

 

  • Technology: Bring your portable devices and learn how make the most of them in communication, music, and photos while always staying safe! (ECOL 433)

 

  • Watercolor Art: Study the fundamentals of watercolor-the basics of planning and preparation, color mixing and theory, design and composition, and perspective are covered. Practice painting techniques individually and learn to critique work created in class. (ECOL 423)

 

To view a schedule of our available courses, click here.

 

For more information, please call Continuing Education at (805) 591-6212.