National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Automotive Technology: Honda PACT Emphasis (AH)

(Effective Fall 2011)

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.


First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
HAD110Honda Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Operations 5 
HAD120Honda Brake Systems 3 
HAD160Honda Dealership Internship I 2 
AMT242Vehicle Safety Inspection 1 
MTH124Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
Second SemesterCredits
HAD140Honda Electrical I 4 
HAD150Honda Automotive Engines, Diagnosis, Overhaul and Repair 4 
HAD161Honda Dealership Internship II 2 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
Summer SessionCredits
HAD210Honda Electrical II 6 
HAD162Honda Dealership Internship III 2 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
Third SemesterCredits
HAD220Honda Steering and Suspension 3 
HAD230Honda Gasoline, CNG and Hybrid Fuel and Emission Systems 5 
HAD163Honda Dealership Internship IV 2 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
PHS103Physics Survey 3 
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 4 
Fourth SemesterCredits
HAD240Honda Heating and Air Conditioning 3 
HAD250Honda Transmissions and Driveline 5 
HAD164Honda Dealership Internship V 2 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 


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