In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student MUST be enrolled in an educational program that leads to an associate’s degree, or prepares a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Students must declare an associate’s major, select a transfer goal, or be enrolled in one of the following non degree certificate programs in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Cuesta College.

These gainful employment statements are from the most recent academic year for which data is available. (Information from previous years is available here.)

Please click on a program for graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment.

6003 - Administrative Assistant
6006 - Architectural Technology
6041 - Auto Body Technician
6039 - Automatic Transmission / Transaxle Specialist
6012 - Business Administration
6048 - Business Communications
6046 - Computer Networking Specialist
6017 - Construction Technology
6008 - Culinary Arts
6055 - Early Childhood Education Teacher
6009 - Electrical Technology
6033 - Engine Performance Specialist
6034 - Engine Repair Specialist
6021 - Fashion Design
6020 - Fashion Merchandising
6022 - Fitness, Nutrition & Health
6002 - Hospitality
6023 - Interior Design
6024 - Library / Information Technology
6025 - Medical Assisting
6011 - Nursing, Licensed Vocational Nurse
6026 - Nursing, Registered
6027 - Nursing, Registered (30 Unit)
6028 - Office Professional
6029 - Paralegal
6010 - Paramedic
6030 - Psychiatric Technician
6005 - Web Development Technology
6031 - Welding Technology
6032 - Word Processing