A.A.-T, Art History

A.A., Art History and Professional Practices

A.A.-T, Studio Arts

A.A., Art Studio

C.A. Graphics


An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field.  To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must: 

1) Complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a "C" grade or better,

2) complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,

3) achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective), and

4) submit an Associate’s Degree Application to Admissions and Records.

A Certificate Program is designed for students who desire specific training to meet an immediate occupational or personal goal, or for promotion or lateral transfer within their existing field of employment. To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement or a Certificate of Specialization, a student must:

1) Complete all courses required for the Certificate with an overall grade point average of 2.0,

2) earn at least 12 units in residency at Cuesta and

3) submit a Certificate Application to Admissions and Records.


Animator Arts Administrator Photographer
Artist Ceramicist Printmaker
Art Consultant Conservator Restorer
Art Critic Digital Media Artist Sculptor
Art Dealer Gallery Director Set painter
Art Historian Graphic Designer Visual Merchandizer
Art Teacher Museum Professional  
Art Therapist Painter  

Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer