DEGREES, CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
ASSOCIATE DEGREE FOR TRANSFER PROGRAMStudents who complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) and transfer to a similar major at a CSU are guaranteed a pathway to finish their baccalaureate degrees in 60 semester or 90 quarter units. These degrees require students to meet both of the following requirements: (1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (A) The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth). (B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. (2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM
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:
- complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a “C” grade or better,
- complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,
- achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective).
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:
- complete all courses required for the Certificate with an overall grade point average of 2.0.
|Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||Natural Sciences Managers|
|Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||Water Resource Specialists|
|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||C.C. - Certificate of Competency (Non Credit)|