Automotive Technology: Honda PACT

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
students working on engine

About this program

Penn College’s 100+ years of experience in automotive technology education coupled with the Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) partnership is a win-win. This innovative program delivers advanced training, specific to Honda and Acura vehicles. Master mechanical skills alongside expert faculty. Study advanced systems and component theories. Learn the nuances of Honda technology. From service and repair to maintenance and diagnostics, there’s so much to learn and we’re here to lead the way. And, our alternating schedule of 8 weeks of classes and 8 weeks of paid internships gives you an opportunity to earn some spending money while you learn!

Graduates of this major can earn a bachelor of science degree in automotive technology management, available online or on-campus, with just four more semesters of applied technology management coursework.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

2:1

Student-to-Project Ratio

5

Paid Internships

100%

Overall Placement

Careers

  • Service technician
  • Service equipment representative
  • Rebuilding shop assembler
  • Repair shop operator
  • Parts & inventory control
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Honda Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Operations (HAD110)
  • Honda Brake Systems (HAD120)
  • Honda Dealership Internship I (HAD160)
  • Honda Electrical I (HAD140)
  • Honda Automotive Engines, Diagnosis, Overhaul and Repair (HAD150)
  • Honda Dealership Internship II (HAD161)
  • Honda Electrical II (HAD210)
  • Honda Dealership Internship III (HAD162)
  • Honda Steering and Suspension (HAD220)
  • Honda Gasoline, CNG and Hybrid Fuel and Emission Systems (HAD230)
  • Honda Dealership Internship IV (HAD163)
  • Honda Heating and Air Conditioning (HAD240)
  • Honda Transmissions and Driveline (HAD250)
  • Honda Dealership Internship V (HAD164)
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection (AMT242)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Physics Survey (PHS103)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP) or
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP) or
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH124)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
Facilities

Lab Tour

In this whirlwind tour, you'll walk through a number of our hands-on automotive labs including those used for Honda PACT, engine and transmission repairs, electrical troubleshooting, chassis work, and more.

Facilities

Modern Fully-Equipped Labs

Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment, just like you’ll see in the real world.

Student Experience

"It’s a perfect environment for learning. The jobs we do here in the lab are extremely real world."

Grant Yoder

Automotive Technology: Honda PACT

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Mar 10

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, March 1012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 11

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, March 1112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, March 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, March 1812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, March 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, March 2512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, March 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, March 3112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 29:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 712:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 99:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Monday, April 1212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 1312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 1412:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 1512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 169:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Monday, April 1912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 2012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 2112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 2212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 239:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Monday, April 2612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 2712:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 2812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 2912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 309:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand with paid internships.

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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Students supplement lab work with Honda field trip

Students in the automotive technology: Honda PACT program recently visited the Honda Heritage Center and Honda manufacturing facility in Marysville, Ohio, learning about the history of the Honda Motor Co. and its various technologies, as well as how the manufacturing process relates to their curriculum at Penn College.

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More Information

Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Students in this major will gain valuable experience through an internship with a Honda/Acura dealership. This relationship with the dealership is vital to successful completion of the major and must be established prior to enrollment. Therefore, we ask that prospective students contact us immediately after submitting their application so that we may explain the options available to them.

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

View general transfer information

View the Automotive Technology: Honda Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

  • Mr. John Komar, Sales & Service, Faulkner Dealership
  • Mr. John W Sonday, Service Manager, Piazza Honda/Acura of Reading