Skyline College makes it possible to achieve all of your educational goals. The College
offers certificate and degree programs that empower you to achieve a successful, productive
and fulfilling future.
Click the links below to view a list of courses required for a specific program.
This list may not include General Education Requirements, Basic Competency Requirements,
and Specific Area Requirements needed to attain a degree. For more extensive information,
go to DegreeWorks in WebSMART.
Types of Degrees and Certificates
Certificates are designed for students who wish to enhance a specific skill area or course of study. Skyline College offers three types of certificates:
Certificate of Achievement (generally 12-30 units)
Certificate of Specialization (generally 12-17.5 units)
Skills or Career Certificate (fewer than 12 units)
Units earned to meet certificate requirements may be applied toward the 60 units required for an AA or AS degree. In some cases certain certificates can be stacked into an Associates Degree.
AA and AS Degrees
The Associate in Arts Degree (AA) and the Associate in Science Degree (AS) are designed for students who want a two-year degree or plan to transfer to another college or university and work towards a bachelor’s degree.
AA-T and AS-T Degrees
The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) and the Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) both provide a pathway to the California State University (CSU). Students awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with Junior standing in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.
View key gainful employment outcomes for graduates from Skyline College's certificate programs, including estimates of
the costs of tuition, books and supplies, and fees; average student loan debt; and
normal time to completion of the certificate.