Cuesta College is gearing up for two robust summer school sessions, and students can now view the hundreds of courses being offered at the college’s three locations.

Cuesta College’s six-week summer program begins June 13 and runs through July 22; the eight week summer session also begins June 13 and ends August 5. Courses are currently listed on Cuesta College’s Class Finder; priority registration begins April 20 and general registration opens April 29. Students can apply and register online via the college’s Getting Started page.  

This year’s summer school sessions include more than 300 course sections for students to choose from. Many are transferable to the CSU and UC systems. Some course highlights this summer include:

  • ART 200 - Art Appreciation: This travel study to Europe program examines works of art through the study of terminology, themes, design principles, media and techniques, and provides a general introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures through the use of various art historical methodologies.
  • CIS 271 - Computer Game Design: Provides students with insights and experience with game design and development.
  • KINA 236 - Backpacking: Students will learn to identify principles, techniques, and methods for safe and responsible skills in backpack camping. The course includes an extended weekend experience at a California National or State Park.

Courses are available on the main campus in San Luis Obispo and North County Campus in Paso Robles. Day and evening courses are being offered, as well as online classes. Course topics include English, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, business, art, music, social sciences, psychology, communications, history, nutrition, kinesiology, film, theatre, early childhood education and more. Classes are $46 per unit.

This year, the District will be open on Fridays during the summer. For more information on the summer sessions, go to and click on Summer Starts at Cuesta, or call (805) 546-3140.