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Honda Professional Career Training Program Specialization (PACT) - Honda/Acura Power Train and Transmission Systems

The courses listed in this certificate together complete a comprehensive training package for students that include both cognitive and skill-based training activities. The training from these courses helps to prepare students for ASE Certification areas A-2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, A-3 Manual Drive Train and Axles, and A-6 Electrical/Electronic Systems. 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 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 2019-2020 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and RepairM3.0
AUTO 102 - Introduction to Honda/Acura Service and Repair (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of operation of the various systems of Honda and Acura vehicles. Students will learn basic automotive tool and equipment use and how to safely perform many basic repair and maintenance operations. Students will learn using Honda and Acura vehicles, and school provided units and automotive component parts. All completed work will be reported on American Honda's Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). This course is part of American Honda's Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program.

Select one: AUTO 106 / AUTO 290 M3.0
AUTO 106 - Automotive Electrical Tools and Diagnostic Procedures (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 electrical systems of the modern automobile. Emphasis will be placed on electrical fundamentals, symbols and circuit diagrams, batteries, starting, charging, ignition, and lighting systems. Students will learn the proper use of automotive electrical tools and equipment, and how to safely perform basic vehicle electrical 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 101 and AUTO 103, 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.

AUTO 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Automotive Technology Related Fields (3.0 units)

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

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in business and industrial establishments under the supervision of a college instructor, and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest, and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the automotive/transportation field and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures.

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours;
3 Units/180 hours; 4 Units/240 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours;
3 Units/225 hours; 4 Units/300 hours.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
2nd Semester
AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission SystemsM4.0
AUTO 046 - Honda/Acura Automatic Transmission Systems (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 101 or AUTO 102
Corequisite: AUTO 125
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment

This course provides instruction relating to specific automatic transmission internal operation: drive, driven, and holding components, along with fluid pressures and sensor voltages. Students will engage in activities using special Honda diagnostic equipment to research automatic transmission topics from the Honda Interactive Training Network (HINT). Students will also participate in instructor lead demonstrations and interactive classroom assignments. Course completion shall include finishing all required HINT course training modules and proof of module posting on American Honda’s Dealer Personal Tracking System (DPTS). The course is a requirement for the Honda/Acura Professional Career Training Program (PACT Program) Powertrain and Transmission Systems Certificate of Achievement and is in partial fulfillment of the Honda PACT AS degree.

AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission DiagnosticsM4.0
AUTO 125 - Power Train System Service and Transmission Diagnostics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:AUTO 102 or AUTO 103
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course in power train service and light repair addresses topics in Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions/ Transaxles, Differentials, Clutches and Drive shafts. Emphasis will be placed on correct procedures for sustaining transmission service life, identifying service intervals for prolonging component life, procedures for proper transmission removal and reinstallation and inspection of components. Students will be informed to specific power train related faults, how problems are diagnosed, and protocol for updating transmission shift logic using updated computer software. Topics will be facilitated through class room discussions, live demonstration as well as student laboratory exercises. Students will use scan tools, flushing equipment, computers and a variety of specialty tools to assist them during their classroom and laboratory experiences.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
Total Units for Honda Professional Career Training Program Specialization (PACT) - Honda/Acura Power Train and Transmission Systems COA program 14.0 
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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Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • 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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