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. 

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

NATEF

Accredited Program

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.

  • Introduction to Automotive Technology (AMT100)
  • Manual Transmission & Transaxle Principles (AMT111)
  • Brake Systems (AMT112)
  • Steering & Suspension (AMT113)
  • Automotive Electrical Fundamentals (AMT109)
  • Fundamentals of Automatic Transmissions (AMT119)
  • Engine Principles (AMT122)
  • Engine Electrical Systems (AMT127)
  • 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.

  • Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH123)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • 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. 

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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.

Tour Schedule

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Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, October 59 AM - 3 PM

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Nov 3

Undergraduate Open House

Sunday, November 39 AM - 3 PM

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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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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.

Penn College News
05.07.2024

'The Road to Automotive'

The Tomorrow Makers podcast rolls into its 20th episode with “The Road to Automotive” with Chris Holley, assistant professor of automotive at Penn College. Chris began his automotive path selling tires at Sears (while enrolled in computer science classes, following his father’s occupation). However, the long and winding road of automotive excitement beckoned. Be sure to enjoy the ride with this engaging, authentic conversation.

04.25.2024

Auto Fest attracts influencers, alumni, opportunities

Two automotive influencers, four alumni and numerous car dealerships and vehicles rolled onto campus recently, greeted by gorgeous spring weather and excited automotive students and faculty. “Auto Fest” was held in and around Penn College’s Thompson Professional Development Center.

04.24.2024

Automotive student recognized by Piston Foundation

Penn College automotive technology student Zachary A. Wiernusz is featured on the Piston Foundation's blog. An independent public charity that helps young car enthusiasts gain access to education and training to begin careers as classic car technicians, the foundation awarded Wiernusz a Piston Scholarship.

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 Required Tools

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. Andrew Knorr, Parts Manager, Ciocca Dealership
  • 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
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    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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