SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Spring 2023 semester begins on Jan. 17 at Cuesta College, and you can add a full-term course up through Jan. 29. A complete list of available courses is on the class finder, and students can register at   

Launching this semester is the new Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program in partnership with ACI Jet. The 18-month certificate program prepares students with the skills and technical knowledge they need to perform maintenance on aircraft in the aviation maintenance industry and to earn certification in airframe and powerplant mechanics. Cuesta College’s program is among the 20 AMT schools in California approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Cuesta College students can now ride FREE on the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus with a valid student ID card. The RTA is the primary public transit system that connects Cuesta College with San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Morro Bay, North County, and all of San Luis Obispo County. Please visit the Cuesta College Transportation webpage or for bus routes and up-to-date schedules.

Cuesta College is implementing virtual parking permits through license plate recognition this spring semester. No more stickers or hanging tags required, simply enter your license information online. Parking permits are required on the San Luis Obispo and North County campuses when classes are in session. Semester parking permits can be directly purchased and managed online in the new portal on myCuesta. Daily permits for guests and visitors can be purchased in the portal or from self-serve machines in all campus parking lots.

Cuesta College courses are available 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. Classes may also be taken online and via dual enrollment through local high schools. 

Student support services and success programs are available in person and online through the virtual lobby. Services include academic counseling, registration support, basic needs support, transfer planning, and tutoring. 

The spring semester runs through May 17 and Cuesta College also offers a variety of less-than-full-term courses that run between three and 17 weeks, as well as short courses that can be completed in two weeks or less. Course fees are $46 per unit for credit classes and non-credit courses are free.

For questions regarding classes and registration, please call (805) 546-3952, email, or visit the Cuesta College Admissions & Registration webpage.