Courses on the following pages form the basic offerings at Skyline College. Generally in the following course descriptions, both semesters of a sequential course are listed together if the first semester course is a prerequisite to the second semester course. If there is no entry, the course has no prerequisite. All courses are offered for a letter grade, unless otherwise noted.
Limitations on Scheduling Courses
Some courses in this catalog will not be scheduled in 2016-2017. Additional courses may be added. Skyline College reserves the right to discontinue, postpone, or combine classes and to change instructors when circumstances warrant such changes. Further, it reserves the right to cancel classes that do not reach a minimum enrollment.
Unless otherwise designated, any course may be offered either in day or evening. Additionally, some courses are offered online. Specific information concerning class hours and locations will be found in the current Class Schedule
Course Numbering & Transferable Credit
The course numbering system in use at Skyline College as part of the San Mateo County Community College District categorizes courses according to the following:
- 100-599 Courses generally transferable to a four-year college or university.
- 600-699 Courses varying in content and which are usually transferable.
- 700-799 Courses that are part of a specific occupational program and which are not generally regarded as transferable.
- 800-899 Courses that are non-transferable in nature.
Courses accepted by the University of California are indicated at the end of each course description as "UC".Learn more about course numbering
The Board of Trustees of the San Mateo County Community College District has adopted a policy (District Rules and Regulations, Section 6.17.1) in which three types of courses are designated as repeatable:
Intercollegiate Athletics — Courses in which student athletes enroll to participate in an organized sport sponsored by the district or a conditioning course which supports the organized competitive sport may be designated as repeatable. (Title 5 Section 55040/ 55041)
Intercollegiate Academic or Vocational Competition — Courses that are specifically for participation in non-athletic competitive events between students from different colleges may be designated as repeatable. The course must be tied to the student’s participation in the competition. The event must be sanctioned by a formal collegiate or industry governing body.
Required by CSU or UC for Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree — Repetition of the course is required by CSU or UC for completion of the bachelor’s degree. Courses are limited to four attempts and this enrollment limitation applies even if the student receives a substandard grade or a “W.” (Title 5 Section 55041)
These courses will be designated as “may be repeated for credit’’ in the College Catalog. For more information on this policy, please consult your College counselor. For further information, see Course Repetition under the Academic Standards section of this Catalog.