- Golden West College is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) through evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
- Courses align with standards identified by NATEF.
- Instructors are well qualified to teach in their areas of expertise and are ASE certified.
- The lab facilities, operations and equipment reflect industry standards to assist students for easy transition into employment opportunities.
- Paid internships and scholarship opportunities with the Orange County Auto Dealers Association (OCADA).
- Paid internship opportunities with the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC) where student interns work on public transportation buses.