Cuesta Community College

Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo

Cuesta Community College is located at the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent educational programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff. In 1996 the college received a Silver Medal Eureka Award for Quality and Service Excellence.


(805) 546-3100

Instructional Programs
Lower division academic transfer courses, vocational/technical training, short courses, continuing education, distance education, day and evening classes.

Student Support Services
Academic and vocational counseling, art gallery, children's center, student newspaper, student radio station, Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services EOPS/CARE, financial aid, health center, Hollister Adobe Museum, learning skills, library learning resources, student development and student activities, transfer/career center and tutoring center.

Community Programs
Public events, community education short courses, year-round recreation activities, Institute for Professional Development/Small Business Development Center (IPD/SBAC), Alumni and Friends Association, Business Partners, Athletic Booster Club and Friends of the Library.

Special Events
Women's Forum, Writers' Conference, Seniors' Day, College for Kids and Learning Disabilities Conference.

Nearly 12,000 Students

Faculty and Staff

165 Full-time faculty
414 Part-time faculty
205 Classified staff
400 Hourly and student employees
45 Managers, administrators, supervisors and confidentials


Agricultural Technology

Animal Science
Crop Science
Dairy Production
Environmental Horticulture Science/Floral Design
Environmental Horticulture Science/Landscape Design
Environmental Horticulture Science/Plant Production
Fruit Science
Viticulture Practices
Viticulture Practices & Maintenance

Architecture Technology Art

Arts Management
2-Dimensional Art
3-Dimensional Art

Automotive Technician

Advanced Engine Performance Technician
Auto Body Technician
Automotive Technician
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Specialist
Brakes Specialist
Chassis and Suspension Specialist
Electrical Systems Specialist
Engine Performance Specialist
Engine Repair Specialist
Heating and Air Conditioning Specialist
Manual Drivetrains and Axles Specialist


Biological Science
Environmental Biology

Broadcast Communications


Business Administration
International Business
Customer Service


Computer Applications/Office Administration

Administrative Assistant
Computer Office Support and Maintenance Specialist
Office Professional
Word Processing
Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper
Business Communications
Microcomputer Applications
Office Operations

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems, Programming
Application Programmer
Computer Network Administration
Computer Networking Specialist
Computer Science
Management Information Systems
Visual Basic/Database Administration

Construction Technology

Construction Technology
Basic Water Treatment
Block Masonry
Brick Masonry
National Electrical Code
Uniform Building Code
Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes

Criminal Justice


Early Childhood Education

Child Care and Development Teacher
Child Care & Develop Assoc Teacher
Early Childhood Education

E lectronics and Computer Technology

Computer and Networking Technology
Computer and Network Maintenance
Computer Repair
Electro Mechanical Technology
Electro Mechanical Technician
Electronics Technology
Electronics Automation Technology
Power and Instrumentation Certificate

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology
First Responder Operational and Hazardous Materials
Emergency Medical Technician Refresher
Emergency Vehicle Operator - Ambulance


Computer Aided Design/Drafting(CAD)
AutoCAD 2002 - Level I
AutoCAD 2002 - Level I & Engineering Drawing
AutoCAD 2002 - Level II/Inventor


Facilities Technology

Family Studies/Human Services

Family Studies/Human Services
Family Child Care Provider

Fashion Design and Merchandising

Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Studies

General Studies


Interior Design

International Studies



Library/Information Technology

Mass Communication


Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting
Introductory Medical Coding
Medical Financial Management


Jazz Studies

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant
Acute Care Nurse Assistant
EKG Monitor Observer
Health Unit Coordinator

Nursing, Registered

Nursing, Registered
Nursing, Introduction to Emergency Care
Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing
Nursing, Operating Room Experience
Nursing, Radiation Protection for the Health Worker


Psychiatric Technician

Physical Education

Fitness, Health and Nutrition


Recreation Administration

Web Development Technologies

Welding Technology


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California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly - Welcome to California Polytechnic State University

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. The emphasis of the University is a "learn by doing" educational experience for its more than 18,000+ students. Many students seek admission to Cal Poly not only because of its excellent academic reputation, but also because the 6,000-acre main campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, just minutes from California's Central Coast beaches.

Contact Information for Cal Poly...

Postal Mail Address:
California Polytechnic State University

1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

(805) 756-1111

Campus Security


Alumni Relations
888-CAL-POLY (888-225-7659)

Housing Services

Getting there...

Traveling north on route 101 to San Luis Obispo:

  • Go through much of San Luis Obispo and exit at the Grand Avenue/Cal Poly exit.
  • Turn left onto Grand Avenue and go (uphill) approximately 1/4 mile to the south entrance of the campus.
  • Ahead on your right is the Cal Poly Visitor Information Center.
  • Here you can obtain a parking permit, campus map, and a warm greeting!

Traveling south on route 101 to San Luis Obispo:

  • As you approach San Luis Obispo, Exit the Fwy at Monterey Street (the first exit in SLO).
  • Make a right turn, then an immediate left turn onto the frontage road (you will be going the same direction you were on the Freeway).
  • Go approximately 3 blocks to Grand Ave.
  • Turn right (going uphill) and go approximately 1/4 mile to the south entrance of the campus.
  • Ahead on your right is the Cal Poly Visitor Information Center.
  • Here you can obtain a parking permit, campus map, and a warm greeting!

Parking permits can be obtained at the Visitor Information Center at the south entrance to the campus. General use parking permits can be purchased at several vending machines placed in the larger lots on campus. All directions below are intended to route you to the Visitor Information Center at the south entrance to the campus.

Parking permits are required Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm and on Fridays from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. (During summer quarter and academic breaks permits are required Monday - Friday, 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.) All other parking rules and regulations are enforced 7 days per week, 24 hrs. per day.

Getting Started at Cal Poly...

Cal Poly Admissions provides an informational website where prospective students are able to complete an online interest survey, which then will create a customized webpage (Also known as VIP page) with links to:

  • Preparing for Admissions;
  • Messages from Department Chairs;
  • Campus Tour Registration;
  • Department websites;
  • Virtual Advisor; and
  • General university information.

Any questions or comments are welcomed at

Some Brief Cal Poly Facts...
  1. Cal Poly Faculty (including part-time): About 1,182
  2. Cal Poly Student-faculty ratio: 19 to 1
  3. Cal Poly Staff (approx.): State - 933; Cal Poly Corporation - 225; ASI - 69
  4. Campus Size: Total 9,678 acres, making Cal Poly the second-largest land-holding university in California (second only to UC Berkeley), and one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation. Cal Poly, however, uses all of its land for educational and public purposes.
  5. Fall 2006 Admitted students' average:
    ACT score: 26
    SAT1 (Math and Reading Only) score: 124
    ACT is the preferred test for Cal Poly.

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