Automotive Technology: Honda PACT
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

This major includes advanced operating theories of automotive systems and components. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnose malfunctions in automotive systems. The curriculum emphasizes the development of skills in service, repair, and test procedures in relation to Honda/Acura vehicles and systems. Specialized service courses prepare students for advancement in Honda/Acura dealerships. The major also prepares students to take written certification exams (e.g., the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence exams), vehicle safety inspection, and Honda/Acura certifications. Specific courses prepare the student for transfer to four-year majors, such as Automotive Technology Management.

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Program Specs

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Honda Lab
Acura Integra Type S
Honda student

About the curriculum

Classes

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Accreditation & Industry Connections

This major was developed from a partnership of the Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Job market

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $36,610 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,810, and the top 10 percent earned more than $60,070.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 224,150 $17.00 $35,360
Automobile Dealers 201,910 $20.79 $43,250
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 59,670 $16.27 $33,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,780 $23.04 $47,930
Gasoline Stations 18,720 $16.73 $34,800

*Statistics reported in May 2012

Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List

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Clubs & Activities

Penn College Motorsports Association

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SkillsUSA

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Automotive Technology: Honda PACT Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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