DEGREES, CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Cuesta’s Engineering program provides a foundation of mathematics, chemistry and physics courses necessary to transfer to a four-year institution and complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Students should consult the institution to which they wish to transfer for specific lower division requirements.
People working in the field of engineering and related technical fields “bridge the gap” between scientific principles and the application of these principles to the needs of society. An engineer uses experience and judgment, as well as advanced training in engineering, science, and mathematics, to formulate ideas and designs, and to determine standards, specifications, work orders and schedules so that projects can be economically beneficial to mankind. Engineering offers diverse and exciting job opportunities for people with mathematical, scientific, and technical skills.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE and CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
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.