Situated in San Bruno, California, Skyline College is a community college that is part of the San Mateo County Community College District. It was established in 1969, and the college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Skyline College has excellent programs and departments that have made it one of the top five community colleges in California when it comes to student transfers to independent schools. Skyline College offers a wide range of associate degree programs in areas of study such as Administration of Justice, Allied Health Science, Respiratory Therapy, Art, Asian Studies, Language, Commerce and Culture, Biotechnology, Business Management, Communication Studies, Dance, Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising, International Studies, Natural Science, Physical Education, Psychology, and other areas.
There are also 46 different Certificate programs offered at Skyline College, including Accounting, Emergency Medical Technology, Chinese Studies, Automotive Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Multimedia Technology, Medical Transcriptionist, Massage Therapy, Cosmetology, After School Program Assistant, PC Configuration and Repair, Network Engineering, and more.
Students often get overwhelmed or confused with the many choices and decisions that have to be made when it comes to college and career. Skyline College tries to make the process more convenient and effective by providing a host of counseling services and resources for students. Academic counselors are available to help prospective and current students in sorting out their college options, what courses to take in line with their personal goals, and how to best go about achieving their academic ambitions.
For counseling needs other than academic, psychological services and personal counseling are also provided for students. Professional counselors can support students with confidential one-on-one counseling sessions, crisis intervention, assessments for mental health issues and substance abuse, and other personal concerns.
The Career Services Center at Skyline College, focuses on meanwhile, assists students with career assessments and short-term or long-term career planning. Career counselors can sit down with students and develop a structured career plan that would help in identifying their objectives and figuring out the right strategy to achieving their career plans. The Career Services Center has resources, workshops, and events that also prepare students for the job market, and continuously connects job seekers with employers.
It's not all academics at Skyline College, as there are also plenty of enrichment and recreational activities on campus. The Art Gallery at Skyline College celebrates the cultural and artistic diversity of the community, and regularly features various art exhibitions free of charge. There is also the theatre, a state-of-the-art facility with a cutting-edge digital audio network, modern lighting and sound consoles, and different performances by the Skyline College Performing Arts group.
Students at Skyline College need not travel far to get something good to eat. The Sky Cafe, operated by Pacific Dining staff, offers favorites such as burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, baked goods, Mexican food, and more. Meanwhile, the World Cup Coffee and Tea is where students go to get their favorite Starbucks and Tazo drinks, as well as fill up on pastries and other goodies.