Automotive Technology: Honda PACT

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

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.


Student-to-Project Ratio


Paid Internships


Overall Placement


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

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.

  • Manual Transmission & Transaxle Principles (AMT111)
  • Brake Systems (AMT112)
  • Steering & Suspension (AMT113)
  • Fundamentals of Automatic Transmissions (AMT119)
  • Automotive Electrical Fundamentals (AMT109)
  • Automotive Fuel & Emission Control Systems (AMT121)
  • Engine Principles (AMT122)
  • Engine Electrical Systems (AMT126)
  • Honda Automotive Fundamentals & Dealership Operations (HAD111)
  • Honda Dealership Internship I (HAD160)
  • Honda Electrical Systems (HAD211)
  • Honda Automotive Powertrain (HAD251)
  • Honda Heating & Air Conditioning (HAD240)
  • Honda Gasoline, CNG & Hybrid Fuel & Emission Systems (HAD230)
  • Honda Steering, Suspension & Advanced Safety Systems (HAD221)
  • 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 & 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 & Trigonometry I (MTH123)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
Your Path

Automotive Degrees

Interested in a career in automotive? Explore the possibilities with Honda PACT students Shawn and Mark. In this video, you’ll learn why they chose Penn College and what they like most about their program. They’ll also show off the labs, explain the various degree options, and talk about the ease of leveling up from certificate to associate’s to bachelor’s. 

Maker Profiles
Modern Fully-Equipped Labs

Modern Fully-Equipped Labs

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

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.

Jun 24

Open House

Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Jul 29

Open House

Saturday, July 29 8:30 - 2 :30 PM

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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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Featured Video

Automotive Technology: Honda PACT

The Honda PACT program is designed to meet the growing demand for Honda and Acura certified automotive technicians.

Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Penn College Motorsports Association

Penn College Motorsports Association

The club activities offer members exclusive exposure to the racing industry with tours of performance shops and opportunities to test their driving ability by participating in track days, autocross, and other driver skill events.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.


Spring Car Show set for Saturday

A Spring Car Show, organized by a trio of student groups, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on main campus.


Alexander dealerships open students' eyes to career possibilities

Scores of Penn College automotive and collision repair students – and the faculty preparing them for careers in those fields – attended a recent open house at Blaise Alexander Chevrolet of Muncy and the Blaise Alexander Collision Center in Montoursville.


Penn College names new assistant dean of transportation

A veteran of regional career and technical education has been named the new assistant dean of transportation technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Gain global experience
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 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

Master Automobile Service Technology 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.

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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. Kyler Bender, '16, '18, Service Manager, Hazleton Honda
  • Mr. Anthony J Goff, Jr., Service Manager, Rohrich Honda
  • Mr. Alain Johnson, '15, '20, Field Technical Specialist, American Honda Co.
  • Mr. Matt Marchiori, '06, '08, Executive Staff for Fixed Operations, Ciocca Dealerships
  • Ms. Brooklynne Morse, '15, Automotive Technician, Scott Honda
  • Mr. Joseph Mudlock, Service Manager, Motorworld Honda/Acura
  • Mr. Nick Rieber, '08, '10, Service Manager, Faulkner Honda
  • Mr. Harold Stone, Service Manager, Ciocca Honda of Williamsport
  • Mr. Jon J Yetter, '98, Honda Service Manager, Ciocca Dealerships