A.S., Architectural Technology


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).


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.

Architect (with further education and state licensure)
Architectural Drafter/CAD Technician
Architectural Intern
Building product or component manufacturers
Government Agencies (plan checker and project inspector)
Homebuilders and Commercial Contractors
Kitchen and Bath Designers
Technical and production support within architecture or engineering firms

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