Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete the program?

The length of time it takes to complete the program depends on the program you select.

  • The Morning program will take three (3) years (six semesters) to complete.
  • The Afternoon program will take two (2) years (four semesters) to complete.
  • The Evening In-service Advanced program will take four (4) years (eight semesters) to complete, taking a minimum of six (6) units each semesters.

How much will it cost to enter the program?

The cost of the program varies depending how far into the program one is and which 15 unit course block is being taken. Each course has its own requirements for tools, books, and supplies.


Tuition, Books, Supplies, Health and Parking Fees Approximately: $400
Required Tools (Basic and Course Set) Approximately: $1,200


Tuition, Books, Supplies, Health and Parking Fees Approximately: $400
Required Tools (Course Set) Approximately: $300

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, financial aid is available to students who qualify. To determine if you qualify, call the Financial Aid Office at: (650) 738-4236.

How do I get an application?

Students can receive applications through any of the three methods indicated below.

  1. Download an Application Packet in PDF format.
  2. Request an Application Packet be sent by U.S. Mail.
  3. Drop by the Skyline College, Automotive Department, Building 8, Room 8208 to pick up an application, or call (650) 738-4438 to have an applicatin mailed.

When should I apply?

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester is April 15.
  • Spring Semester is November 15.

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

What if I miss the application deadline?

Late applications are accepted but will be considered only after all qualified on-time applications are processed. If there aren't enough fully qualified, on-time applicants to fill all openings in the Automotive Program, applicants will be taken from the fully qualified, late applications.

When will I be notified about the status of my application?

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

Can I take Auto 710 during the summer to qualify for the program?

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 'B' or higher in Auto 710 to be eligible for the program.

Can I talk to a counselor prior to enrollment in the Automotive Program?

Yes, you can talk to a counselor prior to enrollment. Drop-in counseling is available or contact the Counseling Department at (650) 738-4317 for more information.

Can I visit and tour the Automotive Department?

Yes, simply call the Automotive Department at (650) 738-4126 to schedule an appointment.

Where is Skyline College located and how do I get there?

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

Is a map of the campus available?

Yes, a detailed map of the campus is available. The Automotive Technology Department occupies buildings 10, 9, and part of 8.

What if my question is not listed?

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please call us at 1-650-738-4438.

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