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



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Creative Cooking: Discover healthy food and cooking choices that maintain optimum health for active older adults. Learn basic concepts of nutrition as well as how to prepare tasty, flavorful and nutritious meals based using fresh food from local markets.


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


  • Finance-Wills & Trusts: Delve into the pros and cons of wills and trusts, as well as the probate process, powers of attorney, and trusts called for in particular situations such as the special-needs trust.


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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


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