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.

Career Opportunities

Dealership service specialist, assistant service manager, skill jobs in automotive manufacturing, service equipment representative, independent automotive repair technician, automotive parts manager.

Special Admissions Requirements

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.

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see Students deficient in MTH 004 must remediate before entering any of the automotive majors.

Transfer Procedures

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

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • understand the theory and application of the physical and scientific principles relevant to the field of automotive service and repair.
  • possess technical knowledge and skill level sufficient for entry-level employment and advancement in a Honda or Acura dealership.
  • demonstrate adequate and appropriate workplace behaviors.
  • pursue ongoing technical skill development sufficient for continued employment in the field of automotive service and repair.
  • be successfully employed in the field of automotive service and repair, or transfer into a four-year degree major.


First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
HAD110Honda Automotive Fundamentals & Dealership Operations 53 6 MREQ
HAD120Honda Brake Systems 32 3 MREQ
HAD160Honda Dealership Internship I 2 MREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
HAD140Honda Electrical I 42 6 MREQ
HAD150Honda Automotive Engines, Diagnosis, Overhaul & Repair 42 6 MREQ
HAD161Honda Dealership Internship II 2 MREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
Summer SessionCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
HAD210Honda Electrical II 64 6 MREQ
HAD162Honda Dealership Internship III 2 MREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
HAD220Honda Steering & Suspension 32 3 MREQ
HAD230Honda Gasoline, CNG & Hybrid Fuel & Emission Systems 53 6 MREQ
HAD163Honda Dealership Internship IV 2 MREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
HAD240Honda Heating & Air Conditioning 32 3 MREQ
HAD250Honda Transmissions & Driveline 53 6 MREQ
HAD164Honda Dealership Internship V 2 MREQ
AMT242Vehicle Safety Inspection 11 SREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
AAPCore Applied Arts Perspective 3 SAAP
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP


Master Automobile Service Technology accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).