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Automotive Technology (Honda PACT) AUTHO.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 37 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Automotive Technology
Effective as of Fall 2012


American Honda's Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program leads towards becoming a certified Honda/Acura automotive service technician within a 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 that train students on specific systems that will lead to the development of expertise on the Honda/Acura products.


Questions? Contact us!

For any questions regarding the enrollment process or this program contact the Honda PACT Coordinator, Justin Morgan at 937-512-3242 or by emailing

Visit the official Honda PACT website here.

What is the program about?

The Honda Automotive Certificate program is designed to train students to become Honda automotive technicians without pursuing an associate degree. Students will expand their knowledge of the automotive Honda service industry and secure employment with a Honda/Acura dealership. 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose/repair brake, anti-lock and power booster systems. Diagnose/repair suspension and steering components. Perform vehicle alignments.
  • Diagnose automotive electrical and accessory system problems. Utilize DVOM meters, scopes and other electrical testing equipment to troubleshoot battery, charging and hybrid propulsion systems.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose and repair manual transmission systems, drivelines and differentials.
  • Perform entry-level engine overhaul, precision measurements; perform machining and engine mechanical service.
  • Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems, including automatic climate-control systems.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and drivability problems.
  • Demonstrate analytical and logical thinking skills in diagnosing mechanical and practical applied problems.
  • Utilize safe and environmental skills in applying automotive service repair practices.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control system problems. Diagnose and repair automatic transmission/transaxle systems, torque converters and 4-wheel drive/all-wheel drive systems.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in positions for automotive service technicians in Honda/Acura dealerships, independent shops and automotive machine shops. In addition, graduates are also employed as service managers, shop foremen, parts managers, sales representatives or automotive instructors. Graduates with practical experience, education, willingness to work and a high degree of professionalism may expect to find jobs in middle management or research occupations within major automotive corporations.


The automotive certificate program prepares students to take the automotive ASE tests, which are required to be a certified technician. Students also receive credit from Honda for more than 150 modules towards their Honda master certification.


Course Title Credits
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 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
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.