The length of time needed to finish varies between programs:

  • Morning Program: 6 semesters over 3 years
  • Evening In-Service Advanced Program: can be completed in 2.5 years if taking 2 to 3 classes per semester
  • Automotive Associate of Science: the degree can be completed in 1 year

Costs vary depending on how far into the program you are and which 15-unit course block you are taking. Each course has its own requirements for tools, books, and supplies.

First semester
  • Tuition, Books, Supplies, Health Fees: Approximately $800
  • Required Tools (Basic and Course Set): Approximately $900 (Student rate)
For each semester thereafter
  • Tuition, Books, Supplies, Health Fees: Approximately $800
  • Required Tools (Course Set): Varies (Student rate)

Yes, financial aid and scholarships are available to students who qualify and apply. See more information from Financial Aid office.

Students can download an Application Packet   in PDF format.

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Deadline for Fall Semester start is April 15.
  • Deadline for Spring Semester start is November 15.

The application must be received by the deadline date to be considered on-time for the following semester.

Late applications are accepted but will only be considered after all qualified on-time applications. If there are still openings in the program after all on-time applications are processed, then fully-qualified late applications are considered.

You should receive notification on the status of your application approximately six (6) weeks after the application deadline.

You will be notified of acceptance into the full-time program by email together with the assigned class for the semester.

You can take Auto 710 during the Summer, if your application is in by the deadline and you have met all other requirements. You must obtain a grade of 'C' or higher in Auto 710 to be eligible for the program.

Yes, you can talk to a counselor prior to enrollment. Drop-in counseling is available or you can contact Counseling to make an appointment or find more information.

Yes, call the Automotive Department at 650-738-4438 to schedule an appointment.

Skyline College is located in San Bruno, which is 20 minutes south of San Francisco and west of the San Francisco International Airport. Get directions to the college .

The Automotive Technology Department occupies Skyline College Buildings 11, 10, 9, and part of 8. View a map of the campus.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please call us at 650-738-4438