Professional General Automotive Technology / Mornings
The Automotive Morning program is generic and global in nature. This program covers domestic as well as European and Japanese vehicles. Emphasis is on all areas of the automobile except body and heavy duty diesel. Students are in class four days a week, 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 the areas of Smog Check testing, diagnosis and repair. Other courses are related to diagnosing a variety of electrical and driveability problems.
Weekend courses are offered in convenient two and four meeting sessions. Evening courses are offered in four, eight and sixteen week sessions that meet two evenings a 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 the most current listing of courses and any additional fees.
Consumer Classes / Weekend
Courses are offered on Saturday or sometimes Saturday and Sunday with the consumer in mind. The student will learn basic Automotive principles and techniques to perform routine maintenance on their 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 earn a State of California Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the certificate requirements. Students enrolled in Evening classes are awarded a Skyline College Automotive Program Certificate upon successful completion of each class.
Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program have the option to obtain an Associate in Science Degree in Automotive Technology by completing General Education courses as well as the Automotive courses. We offer two AS degree pathways. The Morning program pathway requires 45 units of Automotive courses (three semesters) plus 19 units of general education courses. The Evening program AS degree pathway requires 41 units of evening Automotive classes plus 19 units of general education courses. Each degree pathway consists of required and elective automotive classes.
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.