Accreditation and Affiliations

Cuesta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges:

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd. Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234

The ACCJC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. Member institutions participate in a cycle of self-evaluation and peer review to provide assurance of a quality education, to promote effectiveness and continuous quality improvement, and to maintain the quality of higher education in the United States. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.
 

Programmatic Accreditations

In addition to the current ACCJC college-wide accreditation, specified programs at Cuesta College are authorized by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and accredited by the following external organizations:

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

Associate Degree Registered Nursing

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

Psychiatric Technician Program

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

Paramedic Program

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP)

Automotive Technology

Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF)