Cuesta College

Cuesta College is located in San Luis Obispo, California. The college sits just off North Highway 1 or Cabrillo Highway. You can reach the campus from Park Dr. Across the street from the campus is the Le Sage Riviera Golf Course. The California Men’s Colony State Prison Hospital sits just down the road from the campus as well.

Paralegal Programs Offered

Cuesta College offers a Paralegal Associate in Arts Degree as well as a certificate of achievement in paralegal studies. It is possible to complete the required courses for the certificate program first and then go on to complete the associate degree.

Program Schedule

The certificate program offered by the college can typically be completed in one year and consists of 24 units. There are specific classes that need to be taken during the first semester as a prerequisite for upper level courses. In order to complete the associate of arts degree students will complete the 24 required units of the certificate program as well as the general education requirements as set by the school to fulfill the requirements of the degree.

Program Requirements

Students must first be accepted into the college through the admissions department of the school. Once admitted to the college students may then register for the required courses for the certificate or the degree.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the paralegal program offered through Cuesta College, you may contact Ruth Biering by email at You may also call the business education division of the school at 805-546-3251.