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Program Descriptions

Professional General Automotive Technology / Mornings

This program is generic in nature and covers domestic as well as European and Japanese vehicles. Emphasis is on all areas of the automobile except body and fender. Students experience extensive hands-on training totaling over 2100 hours. It takes 3 years to complete all facets of this program. 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-yourselfers, 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.

ASE Test preparation courses are also offered twice a year. Courses are offered in convenient two and four day sessions, and four week or eight week sessions. An Associate of Science Degree is available for students enrolled in these 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 / Saturdays

Courses are offered on Saturday with the consumer in mind. The student will learn to perform routine maintenance on his or her vehicle. No special application or tools are required for these courses.


Students enrolled in Morning or Afternoon classes are awarded a Skyline College Certificate upon successful completion of the program. Students enrolled in Evening classes are awarded an 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.