The College's Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Students completing the program will be prepared to take all 8 Automotive Service Exams (ASE) in the Automotive Technology Program giving them additional certification desired in the industry when they seek employment. In addition, students who complete the program will be able to obtain a California Smog Check Technician License. Visit the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) website for more information at http://www.natef.org/Home.aspx and the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Automotive Repair at http://www. bar.ca.gov/.
The program is conducted in a well-equipped facility with a large fleet of late model domestic and import vehicles. Automobile manufacturers provide substantial support for the program.
Students can pursue a certificate or degree in Automotive Technology or a specialty degree or certificate in Japanese Automotive Technology. Our partnership with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides employment opportunities for students enrolled in our programs. The College also provides numerous classes to update the knowledge and skills of practicing technicians.
Skyline College's Automotive Program is accredited by:
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
101 Blue Seal Drive S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, VA 20175
Telephone: (703) 669-6650
ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
Applications must be received by April 15 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester. All documents must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records. Applications received after the deadline will be assigned the next available number on a waiting list according to the date received. Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications within six weeks of the application deadline. Applicants are responsible for submitting the following:
- Completed Automotive Technology Program Application.
- Completed Skyline College application
- Documented proof of prior experience. All statements must be substantiated by attached documents of verification (a transcript or letter from employer). Such documentation may come from one or more of the following:
- One semester of AUTO 710 at Skyline College (or equivalent from another community
college) with a grade of "B" or better. (Submit a copy of your final grade report
with your application or a letter from your instructor.)
- One year of high school automotive training with a grade of "B" or better (verified
by official transcript). Also, a letter of recommendation from an automotive instructor
or Tech Prep Certificate of Credit would be important considerations.
- One year of ROP automotive training with a grade of "B" or better or equivalent training.
(Certificate and letter from instructor must be submitted with application.)
- One year of full-time related work experience with accompanying letter of verification from employer specifying employment dates and duties.
- Satisfactory completion of the placement test by scoring on the Skyline Placement
Test at a pre-algebra level. (Submit a copy of the Math Placement Test results with
- Completion of three units of MATH 811 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. (Submit a copy of the college transcript with the application.)
- Eligibility for ENGL 846, 100, or ESOL 400, on the Skyline College English Placement
Test or qualifying course work. (Submit a copy of your English Placement Test results
or final grade report from your qualifying course work with the application.)
- Completion of ENGL 828 with a grade of "C" or better. (Submit a copy of your final grade report with the application.)
Note: Minimum requirements may be lowered at the discretion of the selection committee depending on the number of available seats and the number of applicants.
Once the applicant has completed items 1 through 5 and met all criteria for admission to the program, he/she will receive the next available number on the admission waiting list to be admitted to the program as opportunities occur. The waiting list will be in effect for the semester in which the applicant is applying. Students who are not accepted may resubmit their application if they wish to be considered for admission to any subsequent semester. For further information on the Automotive Program, please call 738-4438.
Automotive Technology (AS) Requirements
|Required Core Courses||Units|
|AUTO 758||Auto Computer Controls||3 units|
|AUTO 858||Automotive Computer Controls (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|AUTO 541||Electricity and Electronics I||2.5 units|
|AUTO 941||Electricity and Electronics I (Apprenticeship)||2.5 units|
|AUTO 542||Electricity and Electronics II||2.5 units|
|AUTO 942||Electricity and Electronics II (Apprenticeship)||2.5 units|
|AUTO 777||Automatic Transmissions I||3 units|
|AUTO 823||Block Service (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 786||Automotive Air Conditioning I||2 units|
|AUTO 860||Automotive Air Conditioning I (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 790||Automotive Brakes I||2 units|
|AUTO 850||Automotive Brakes I (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 792||Automotive Chassis I||3 units|
|AUTO 853||Automotive Chassis I (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|Plus a selection of 22 units from the following:||Units|
|AUTO 510||Basic Hybrid Powertrains||4 units|
|AUTO 910||Basic Hybrid Powertrains (Apprenticeship)||4 units|
|AUTO 511||Principles of Hybrid and Electric Drives||7 units|
|AUTO 524||Smog Check Inspector Training Level I||3.5 units|
|AUTO 824||Smog Check Inspector Training Level I (Apprenticeship)||3.5 units|
|AUTO 525||Smog Check Inspector Training Level II||2 units|
|AUTO 825||Smog Check Inspector Training Level II (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 739||OBD II Evaporative Emission Systems||1.5 units|
|AUTO 839||OBD II Evaporative Emission Systems (Apprenticeship)||1.5 units|
|AUTO 754||High Performance Engines I||3 units|
|AUTO 854||High Performance Engines I (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|AUTO 755||High Performance Engines II||3 units|
|AUTO 855||High Performance Engines II (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|AUTO 761||Automotive Brakes II||1.5 units|
|AUTO 861||Automotive Brakes II (Apprenticeship)||1.5 units|
|AUTO 765||Ignition Systems I||1.5 units|
|AUTO 865||Ignition Systems I (Apprenticeship)||1.5 units|
|AUTO 768||On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII)||3 units|
|AUTO 868||On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|AUTO 769||Head & Valve Service||2 units|
|AUTO 822||Head and Valve Services (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 776||Drive Lines and Differentials||2 units|
|AUTO 830||Drive Lines and Differentials (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 778||Manual Transmissions I||2 units|
|AUTO 878||Manual Transmissions I (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 779||Block Service||2 units|
|AUTO 823||Block Service (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 781||Electrical III||3 units|
|AUTO 881||Electrical III (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|AUTO 787||Automatic Transmissions II||3 units|
|AUTO 887||Automatic Transmissions II (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
|AUTO 791||Automotive Chassis II||2 units|
|AUTO 852||Automotive Chassis II (Apprenticeship)||2 units|
|AUTO 793||Engine Performance||3 units|
|AUTO 893||Engine Performance (Apprenticeship)||3 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.