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Glen Oaks Community College Accreditation and Assessment

Glen Oaks Community College participates in the Standard Pathway for reaffirmation of accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Standard Pathway seeks to achieve the following goals:

  • To enhance institutional value by focusing on quality assurance and institutional improvement
  • To reduce the reporting burden on institutions by utilizing as much information and data as possible from existing institutional processes and collecting them in electronic form as they naturally occur over time
  • To enhance rigor by checking institutional data annually and conducting Comprehensive Evaluations twice during a ten-year cycle
  • To integrate as much as possible all HLC processes and HLC requests for data into the reaffirmation of accreditation cycle

The Standard Pathway, as in all HLC Pathway models, ensures that institutions are in compliance with the Five Criteria for Accreditation:

Criterion One – Mission
The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly and it guides the institution’s operations.

Criterion Two – Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
The institution acts with integrity and its conduct is ethical and responsible.

Criterion Three – Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.

Criterion Four – Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.

Criterion Five – Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.

To find out more about Glen Oaks Community College’s accreditation status, visit the Higher Learning Commissions website:


Program Accreditations

Medical Assistant Certificate
The Glen Oaks Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350,

Certificate of Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing
The Glen Oaks Community College Certificate of Practical Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing Degree is fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Automotive Technician Certificate
The Glen Oaks Automotive Technician Certificate program is accredited through the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) and prepares students to succeed in the State of Michigan and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification examinations in the following specialty areas:

  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Suspension/Steering

Students in the technician program have an opportunity to complete the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Certification through NATEF. By utilizing standards established by industry, NATEF examines the structure, resources and quality of training programs with the goal to improve the quality of training offered at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools. For more information, please visit or