College Success Studies
The mission of College Success Studies (CSS) is to prepare students for success at Cuesta College. Through the instruction of pre-collegiate, basic skills, and transfer-level coursework emphasizing college readiness, CSS effectively supports students in their efforts to improve foundational and college-readiness skills. CSS courses and curriculum are designed to provide dynamic and challenging learning opportunities that encourage critical and creative thinking strategies.
Our courses support students working toward a variety of educational goals, including transferring to four year institutions, earning certificates or associate degrees and advancing in the workforce. Finally, the CSS department plays a vital role in college-wide professional development activities to encourage student success and retention strategies across the curriculum.
The CSS department offers a variety of courses some of which have a distance education option. CSS courses include:
- basic skills reading and writing strategies
- learning skills
- college success
- tutor training
- college success support lab