National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

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.

Recommended High School Subjects

Three years of English, two years of algebra, and one year of science.

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 the Tool List on the Honda PACT major web page.

Remediation Strategies

Students may enter the major with two deficiencies. Students deficient in MTH 004 or RDG 001 must remediate before entering any of the automotive majors. The order of remediation will be math, reading, English.

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.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
HAD110 Honda Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Operations 5 3 6 M REQ
HAD120 Honda Brake Systems 3 2 3 M REQ
HAD160 Honda Dealership Internship I 2 M REQ
AMT242 Vehicle Safety Inspection 1 1 M REQ
MTH124 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
or
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HAD140 Honda Electrical I 4 2 6 M REQ
HAD150 Honda Automotive Engines, Diagnosis, Overhaul and Repair 4 2 6 M REQ
HAD161 Honda Dealership Internship II 2 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HAD210 Honda Electrical II 6 4 6 M REQ
HAD162 Honda Dealership Internship III 2 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 11
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HAD220 Honda Steering and Suspension 3 2 3 M REQ
HAD230 Honda Gasoline, CNG and Hybrid Fuel and Emission Systems 5 3 6 M REQ
HAD163 Honda Dealership Internship IV 2 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
PHS103 Physics Survey 3 3 S REQ
or
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HAD240 Honda Heating and Air Conditioning 3 2 3 M REQ
HAD250 Honda Transmissions and Driveline 5 3 6 M REQ
HAD164 Honda Dealership Internship V 2 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 13

Accreditation

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