Honda/Acura (PACT) Certificate

Curriculum AUT.PAC.CERT (C347J)

(Total Program Credits: 57)

The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training program (PACT) is a cooperative agreement between Triton College and American Honda Motor Co. which alternates college training and practical experience at a Honda or Acura* dealership facility.  Students are prepared in all areas of product servicing.

Prospective students must contact the Honda PACT coordinator at Ext. 3456 to apply. Application information can be downloaded at Hand tools are required both at the dealership and at Triton.
Upon completion of the program, the certificate holder will be able to meet all Honda/Acura* training requirements, including completing an internship at a sponsoring dealership.

*Honda/Acura sponsorship is required at a repair facility.


Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate OSHA & EPA recognized safety practices and procedures;
  • demonstrate vehicle symptoms by performing diagnostic evaluations;
  • demonstrate complex automotive diagnostic procedures;
  • calculate math skills related to automotive technology;
  • demonstrate ethical work habits through questioning and answering techniques; and
  • demonstrate communication skills through verbal evaluations.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 127Automotive Electricity & Electronics I #

4 credits

AUT 136Brakes Systems #

4 credits

AUT 240Steering, Suspension and Alignment #

4 credits

AUT 296Automotive Internship I #

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 114Fuel Management Systems #

4 credits

AUT 129Automotive Electricity & Electronics II #

3 credits

AUT 150Automotive Power Plants #

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Three: Summer

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 280Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals #

2 credits

AUT 282Advanced Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning #

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Semester Four: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 226Engine Performance & Diagnosis #

5 credits

AUT 275Manual Transmissions & Drives #

6 credits

AUT 297Automotive Internship II #

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Five: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 230Computerized Engine Controls #

5 credits

AUT 277Advanced Automatic Transmission & Repair #

5 credits

AUT 298Automotive Internship III #

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:11

See AUT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Mohsin (Moe) Habeeb, Ext. 3453, Email: