The Honda PACT program prepares students for entry-level employment as an apprentice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic’s helper, pre-delivery technician, or service technician at a Honda/Acura dealership or independent shop. The curriculum covers Honda/Acura vehicle diagnostic and maintenance, bumper to bumper. Students will have access to Honda/Acura training material, vehicle repair database which also includes instructions for specialty equipment. This program is designed for past or current students enrolled in the Automotive Technology – All Automotive Systems program or graduates from other accredited MAST Automotive Tech programs. The program is taught completely asynchronously online. Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to apply for a position at a Honda/Acura dealership.
We project about 15 certificate completers a year.
The goal of Pasadena City College’s Automotive Technology program is to prepare graduates with the skills necessary to enter the workforce as entry-level technicians. With the addition of the Honda PACT program, we are developing an opportunity to give our students a faster pathway to an entry level technician position for Honda dealerships and Honda Independent shops. Because this program delivers Honda-specific courses, students will engage in training material used by Honda to train their technicians. The program curriculum will be taught completely online by Automotive Faculty at Pasadena City College, without additional industry costs to students. This program provides students the necessary professional training to lead to better job opportunities.
With the structure of this certificate, current and previous PCC Automotive Technology students along with graduates from other accredited MAST Auto Tech programs will meet the requirements to enroll in this program. The courses are structured to coincide with the necessary knowledge and skills acquired during completion or concurrent enrollment in the PCC Automotive Technology - All Automotive Systems certificate. The prerequisites and requirements of the PCC Honda PACT program courses are put carefully in place to ensure foundational content knowledge is attained to ensure successful completion of the Honda PACT coursework.
By offering these courses asynchronously online, this teaching modality allows past students out in the workforce to return to school and get manufacturer-specific training without interfering with their work schedule. Furthermore, it allows currently enrolled AUTO students to complete the Honda PACT courses alongside their primary certificate and/or associate degree courses without interfering with their in-person class schedule.
Because this program is taught completely online and students can complete the coursework through PCC, there are not any additional industry costs for students. Any student that has satisfied the course prerequisite is eligible to enroll in the courses of this program. Enrollment for this certificate will not be selective.
Student must either 1) complete PCC’s Automotive Technology - All Automotive Systems Certificate or a certificate deemed similar in an evaluation from an outside college, or 2) be enrolled in the corresponding AUTO 200 series courses. (For example, if a student is currently taking AUTO 200 they can register for AUTO 300; AUTO 201 allows for enrollment in AUTO 301, etc.)
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better
(Y1 or S1)
|Honda PACT Fundamentals for Technicians
Honda PACT Basic Electrical
|Year 1 Summer
|Honda PACT Engine Operation & Testing
Honda PACT Electrical Systems
|Year 1 Fall
|Honda PACT Engine Performance
Honda PACT Hybrid, Electric, and Alternative Fuels
|Year 1 Spring
|Honda PACT Heating and Air Conditioning
|Year 2 Summer
|Honda PACT Automatic Transmission and Transaxles
Honda PACT Manual Transmission and Transaxles
|Year 2 Fall
|Honda PACT Suspension and Steering
Honda PACT Brakes
|Year 2 Spring