This October, Cuesta College will launch a new educational opportunity benefitting South San Luis Obispo County residents. On October 17, the college will open the doors to a new state-of-the-art computer lab at Central Coast New Tech High School (CCNTHS) in Nipomo.

The lab will benefit both CCNTHS students and adults in the community. For high school students, the facility will increase dual enrollment opportunities in computer science and other technology-reliant courses offered by Cuesta College. South County residents will have the opportunity to take a variety of Cuesta College classes within the lab as well, such as Computer Information Systems (CIS) 203 - iOS Development I.

“We’ve heard from the community that there’s a lot of interest in iOS training, and are responding with CIS 203, in which South County residents can learn the fundamentals of iOS development for iPhone, iPad, and iPod platforms,” said Cuesta College Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Dr. John Cascamo.

The nine-week course starts on October 17 and meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at CCNTHS, located at 525 N. Thompson Ave. in Nipomo. The course also requires an online component. Before enrolling, new students must complete a Cuesta College application by visiting To enroll in the course, please visit and click Find Classes.

For information on the college’s dual enrollment courses, offered at San Luis Obispo County public high schools, call (805) 546-3997.

The new computer lab is the result of an ongoing partnership between the college and CCNTHS, and funded via State career and technical education enhancement funds.