(Effective Fall 2011)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Green major
- More Information about Automotive Technology: Honda PACT Emphasis
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.
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.
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.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA 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.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|HAD110||Honda Automotive Fundamentals and Dealership Operations||5|
|HAD120||Honda Brake Systems||3|
|HAD160||Honda Dealership Internship I||2|
|AMT242||Vehicle Safety Inspection||1|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|HAD140||Honda Electrical I||4|
|HAD150||Honda Automotive Engines, Diagnosis, Overhaul and Repair||4|
|HAD161||Honda Dealership Internship II||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|HAD210||Honda Electrical II||6|
|HAD162||Honda Dealership Internship III||2|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|HAD220||Honda Steering and Suspension||3|
|HAD230||Honda Gasoline, CNG and Hybrid Fuel and Emission Systems||5|
|HAD163||Honda Dealership Internship IV||2|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
|HAD240||Honda Heating and Air Conditioning||3|
|HAD250||Honda Transmissions and Driveline||5|
|HAD164||Honda Dealership Internship V||2|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).