A.S., Construction Technology
C.A., Construction Technology


The purpose of the Construction Technology Program is to prepare students for:

1. Employment within the construction field with knowledge of general practices within the construction industry, such as residential and commercial building

2. Entry level employment and/or placement into a trade union in the specialized trades, such as electrician, and plumbing

3. Specialized training in water treatment (Grade I and Grade 2), entry level solar installation (NABCEP), and building codes

4. Purchasing, scheduling, and feasibility of projects, materials, and resources as well as basic project management and bid development.


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.


Building Maintenance Technician General Contractor
Entry into labor union Materials Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service


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