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!

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)
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection (AMT242)
  • 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)

​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.

  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Humanities Elective (HUM) or
  • Social Science Elective (SSE) or
  • Art Elective (ART) or
  • Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
  • Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
  • International Field Experience Elective (IFE)

​​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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH124) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103) or
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)
Facilities

Modern Fully-Equipped Labs

Test your technical know-how in our expansive two-acre under-roof facility where you’ll have access to late-model Honda vehicles.

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

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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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

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

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

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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.

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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.

View the Automotive Technology: Honda Tool List

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

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

Admissions Counselor

Lisa Golfieri

SASC, Rm. 1077
800.367.9222 ext. 7515
llg6@pct.edu