Professional General Automotive Technology / Mornings

The Automotive Morning program is generic and global in nature. This program covers domestic, European, and Japanese vehicles. Emphasis is on all areas of the automobile except body and heavy duty diesel.

Students are in class 4 days a week for 5 hours a day and experience extensive hands-on training. It takes three years (six semesters) to complete all facets of this program. However, Automotive course requirements for an AS degree can be earned in just three semesters of Automotive classes. Entrance into this program requires a special application    and successful completion of prerequisites


Weekend and evening courses are designed for all levels and abilities. General automotive courses for the do-it-yourselves, entry-level courses for prospective automotive technicians, and in-service courses for the working technician are available. Most weekend courses are designed for the working technicians who want to specialize in Smog Check testing, diagnosis and repair. Other courses are related to diagnosing electrical and driveability problems.

Weekend courses are offered in convenient sessions of two or four meetings. Evening courses are offered in four, eight and sixteen week sessions of two evenings per week. An Associate of Science Degree is available for students enrolled in evening courses.

No special application or tools are required for these courses. Additional materials and lab fees may be applied to certain courses. Visit the class schedule for more information.

Consumer Classes / Weekend

Courses are offered on Saturday or Sat/Sun with the consumer in mind. Topics include basic automotive principles and techniques to perform routine maintenance on your own vehicle. In our Car Care Basics for Women course (men are welcome) you will also learn how to select and form a professional relationship with an Automotive repair facility. No special application or tools are required for these courses.


Students enrolled in our career track Morning Automotive classes can complete requirements to earn a State of California Certificate of Achievement.

Students enrolled in Evening classes are awarded a Skyline College Automotive Program Certificate upon successful completion of each class.


Students in the Automotive Technology program have the option to obtain an Associate in Science Degree by completing their General Education as well as Automotive courses.

We offer two AS Degree Pathways. Each degree pathway consists of required and elective automotive classes. 

  • Morning Program Pathway: requires 45 units of Automotive courses (three semesters) plus 19 units of general education courses.
  • Evening Program Pathway: requires 41 units of evening Automotive classes plus 19 units of general education courses.

Program Success

The Skyline College Morning and Evening programs have a five-year average success rate of 90%. Within that same five years we retain 91% of our students. Statistics from the State of California Chancellors office reported that the Skyline College Automotive Morning program has 100% employment after program completion with 71% earning a living wage in the bay area. Most of our students through our internship program will work part-time in the Automotive industry while attending Automotive classes.