Automotive Technology (Honda PACT) AUTHA.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Automotive Technology

American Honda's Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program leads towards becoming a certified Honda/Acura technician. The American Honda Corporation has established a partnership with Sinclair Community College to prepare a student for a career as an automotive service technician within a Honda/Acura dealership.

When a student enrolls in Sinclair's Honda PACT program they will be working on Honda/Acura vehicles and components during lab sessions to complete Honda/Acura modules. The modules are designed by the corporation to train students on specific systems that will lead to the development of expertise on the Honda/Acura products. It will require some additional work on the part of the student but for every module completed the student will receive credit from the Honda Corporation.

Achievement of this level will make the student highly desirable person for employment at a Honda/Acura dealership.

What is "Automotive Technology (Honda PACT)"?

The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training program (PACT) is fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. This Associate of Applied Science program provides training for students aspiring to become Honda/Acura dealership technicians and requires students to co-op at a Honda or Acura dealership. Students receive specific Honda technical training resulting in training, credits/certifications from the corporation. These credits/certifications help a student secure employment with a Honda/Acura dealership.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose and repair Honda automatic transmission/transaxles, torque converters and 4-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive systems.
  • Diagnose/repair Honda manual transmissions, drivelines and differentials.
  • Diagnose/repair Honda heating and air-conditioning systems, including automatic/manual climate control. systems.
  • Diagnose Honda fuel injection, delivery and emission-control system problems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and drivability problems.
  • Perform entry-level Honda engine overhaul, precision measurements; perform machining and engine mechanical service.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Utilize quality- Demonstrate/apply analytical and logical processes in diagnosing mechanical and practical problems.
  • Perform proper safe/environmental practices in operating within an automotive service environment
  • Diagnose Honda electrical and accessory system problems. Utilize DVOM meters, scopes and other electrical testing equipment to troubleshoot battery, charging and hybrid propulsion systems.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Utilize quality- management practices in operating an automotive service business. Develop and analyze an automotive business facility layout. Demonstrate business computer skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social and human skill sets in supporting community, work and/or the college experience.
  • Diagnose/repair Honda brake, antilock and power booster systems. Diagnose/repair Honda suspension and steering components. Perform vehicle alignments.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


The Honda PACT program prepares students to take the National ASE test, which is required for ASE technician certification. Honda PACT graduates will receive corporate-specific technician certifications.

Additional Requirements

Students must apply for this program separate of Sinclair's general application for enrollment. Apply to Honda PACT here.


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Automotive Elective 2
AUT 1102 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
AUT 1108 Automotive Engine Systems 4
AUT 1114 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I 3
AUT 1115 Automotive Engine Performance I 4
AUT 1170 Automotive Internship I 2
AUT 1171 Automotive Internship II 2
AUT 1172 Automotive Internship III 2
AUT 1173 Automotive Internship IV 2
AUT 1116 Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems 3
AUT 1142 Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline 3
AUT 1146 Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems 3
AUT 1165 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUT 2214 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II 4
AUT 2215 Automotive Engine Performance II 4
AUT 2241 Automatic Transmission Systems 4
CAM 1109 Fundamentals of Tooling & Machining 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1110 Math for Technologists 3
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Program Accreditation Information

The Sinclair Automotive Technology programs are master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

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