DEGREES, CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
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.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
A noncredit Certificate of Completion means a document confirming that a student has completed a noncredit educational program of noncredit courses that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable credit courses.
|Assembly Worker||Structural and Iron Work Welder|
|Auto Body Worker||Tool and Die Maker|
|Machine Tool Operator||Welder|
|Sheet Metal Worker|
|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)|