Glen Oaks Community College


Are you fascinated by engines, belts, and transmissions? Do you like diagnosing problems? Do you want to be able to repair your own or the family car?  The Glen Oaks program This program is designed to prepare you as a technician in the automotive industry.

Is this for me?

The work of automotive service technicians and mechanics has evolved from mechanical repair to a high technology job. Technicians must have an increasingly broad base of knowledge about how the complex components work and interact, as well as the ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and computer-based technical reference materials. Technicians must assess the symptoms, then take a diagnostic approach to isolate the components logically causing the problem, perhaps taking a test drive and/or using a variety of testing equipment to identify the source of the problem.

Students in the Glen Oaks automotive programs are prepared to excel in today’s high-tech automotive industry.

Program Information

Two trainee car mechanics in garage repairing car, young man smiling and concentrating
Certificate of Achievement
Mechanic using Diagnostic machine tools for car
Automotive Technician Certificate

Apply your certificate toward a degree

The 28-credit certificate applies toward the Associate of Applied Science in Business degree or the Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree.