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Honda Professional Career Training Program Specialization (PACT) - Honda/Acura Engine Repair and Engine Electrical Systems

The courses listed in this certificate of achievement constitute a comprehensive training package that includes both cognitive and skill-based training activities. The training in these courses helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Tests A1 (Engine Repair), A6 (Electrical/ Electronic Systems), and A8 (Engine Performance). Students also develop skill-based training techniques that reflect hands- on work experience. The courses are structured to prepare Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) students for occupations within the Honda/Acura dealership network, such as express service technicians and/or entry-level repair technicians.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
AUTO 101 - Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair: Underhood ServiceM3.0
AUTO 101 - Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair: Underhood Service (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of the engine and its subsystems of the modern automobile. Students will learn basic automotive tool and equipment use and how to safely perform basic repair and maintenance operations. Students will have the opportunity to perform minor repair work on their own vehicles to complete required tasks. This course is designed to be a companion course to AUTO 103 and AUTO 106, and is one of the three prerequisite courses for AUTO 107. Students are encouraged to complete all three courses in order to obtain a firm foundation in this subject, and it is required for the General Service Technician Certificate Program.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
2nd Semester
AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical SystemsM4.0
AUTO 0451 - Honda/Acura Chassis Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

AUTO 0451 is a course in automotive chassis electronics. The content reflects operation of digital circuits, semi-conductor devices and methods for troubleshooting complex problems. Students will engage in a variety of activities using diagnostic equipment, the five step diagnostic method, and research to discover vehicle failures. Students will also be expected to obtain research materials from Honda’s interactive active Technical Library to support their diagnosis. The course intention is to build upon the student’s prior knowledge of electronics using basic parallel/ series circuit design fundamentals as the foundation. Students will learn how to make circuit performance predictions from schematics; along with test data they will be able to navigate a circuit’s operation via diagnostic flow charts. Successful course completion shall include the following: finish designated Honda Interactive Network Training (HINT) modules with proof of module posting on the students Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS), correctly diagnose vehicle failures, completion of homework assignments and perform satisfactorily on practical exams. AUTO 0451 is a requirement for the Honda PACT Certificate or AS Degree.

AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical SystemsM4.0
AUTO 150 - Engine Electrical Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 106
Advisory: AUTO 102; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the modern automobile’s electrical system as related to the engine and engine-related systems. The theory of operation, operational characteristics, methods of problem diagnosis, and repair of the following systems are included: electronic ignition, electronic fuel injection, engine management, emission control, charging, cooling and starting. This course prepares the student for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A8 Engine Performance test and is intended for automotive majors. Students with permission from the division may re-enroll only one time for certification and licensure standards.

AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and MachiningM4.0
AUTO 160 - Upper End Engine Rebuilding and Machining (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides occupational preparation in the skills required in the adjustment and repair of the modern automobile engine upper end and valve train assembly. Emphasis is placed on problem diagnosis, repair techniques, service procedures, and machining operations. This course prepares the student for the (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence A-1 exam and is intended for automotive majors. Students with permission from the Division may re-enroll only one time for certification or licensure standards.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Honda Professional Career Training Program Specialization (PACT) - Honda/Acura Engine Repair and Engine Electrical Systems COA program 15.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

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  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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