Honda Professional Auto Career Training (PACT), AAS

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Honda PACT program prepares graduates to be technicians servicing Honda and Acura vehicles at authorized dealerships. Students train specifically on current model Honda and Acura vehicles, information systems, scan tools, and training materials. Students also complete an internship under the guidance of a master technician at a sponsoring American Honda or Acura dealership. These paid internships give students the opportunity to integrate their learning and further develop their skills in service technology.

Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical skills students learn as well as enhances their oral and written communication skills and critical thinking ability.

All Honda PACT instructors are certified by Honda in the areas that they teach, in addition to being certified as Master Technicians by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Dunwoody’s Honda PACT program has received several awards from American Honda for being one of the best Honda PACT automotive schools in the nation.

Credential Earned: AAS
Length of Program: 2 years (4 semesters)
Classes Offered: Day
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester
Accreditation: Honda PACT Certification
Bachelor's Completion Option(s): Business Management Leadership (AMGT), Bachelor of Science
 
  • Identify and describe automobile components. 
  • Explain automotive systems' operations. 
  • Disassemble and assemble components. 
  • Diagnose vehicle conditions. 
  • Repair conditions and verify operation. 
  • Demonstrate effective customer satisfaction techniques. 
  • Evaluate component condition and recommend action. 
  • Demonstrate effective shop management techniques. 
General Requirements
Communications3
Humanities3
Natural Science/Mathematics3
Social Sciences3
General Electives3
Technical Requirements
AUTO1111Fundamentals of Automotive Service I6
AUTO1121Fundamentals of Automotive Service II6
AUTO1211HVAC/Advanced Electrical6
AUTO1221Chassis Systems6
AUTO1254Exploration of Honda Automotive Systems1
PACT2111Introduction to PACT2
PACT2121Honda Electrical Systems4
PACT2141Drivetrain Systems4
PACT2510PACT Internship I2
PACT2520PACT Internship II2
PACT2211Self-Studies2
PACT2221Honda Chassis Systems2
PACT2241Engine Repair & Rebuilding2
PACT2251Engine Performance4
PACT2530PACT Internship III2
PACT2540PACT Internship IV2
Total Credits68

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
AUTO1111 Fundamentals of Automotive Service I 6
AUTO1121 Fundamentals of Automotive Service II 6
Natural Science/Mathematics 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits15
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
AUTO1211 HVAC/Advanced Electrical 6
AUTO1221 Chassis Systems 6
AUTO1254 Exploration of Honda Automotive Systems 1
Communications 3
General Elective 3
 Credits19
 Total Credits19
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallCredits
PACT2111 Introduction to PACT 2
PACT2121 Honda Electrical Systems 4
PACT2141 Drivetrain Systems 4
PACT2510 PACT Internship I 2
PACT2520 PACT Internship II 2
Social Sciences 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits17
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringCredits
PACT2211 Self-Studies 2
PACT2221 Honda Chassis Systems 2
PACT2241 Engine Repair & Rebuilding 2
PACT2251 Engine Performance 4
PACT2530 PACT Internship III 2
PACT2540 PACT Internship IV 2
Humanities 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits17

Descriptions

AUTO1111 | Fundamentals of Automotive Service I | Lec/Lab (6 Credits)

Introduction to automotive service, maintenance and repair, Part 1: Use of tools and measuring instruments. Identify fasteners and fittings. Removed damaged fasteners. Research service procedures using automotive information systems. Examine theory of design, principles of operation, and repair procedures of automotive chassis steering, suspension, and brake systems. Perform maintenance and service procedures in the following areas: tire/wheel service, four-wheel alignments, drivetrain inspection and fluid maintenance.

AUTO1121 | Fundamentals of Automotive Service II | Lec/Lab (6 Credits)

Introduction to automotive service, maintenance and repair, Part 2: Research service procedures using automotive information systems. Disassemble, assemble component engines. Describe engine parts, systems, and operation. Perform vehicle oil changes and vehicle inspections. Identify HVAC system components. Perform OBD II code scan. Examine electrical systems. Introduction to Ohm's Law, theory and principles, circuits, magnetism, electromagnetism, induction, and basic electronics including semiconductors. Test batteries, test and replace starters. Practice use of digital multimeters and wiring schematics to trace, test, and diagnose circuits.

AUTO1211 | HVAC/Advanced Electrical | Lec/Lab (6 Credits)

Apply Ohm's Law theory and principles. Explore electrical circuit principles, batteries, cranking motors, charging systems, in addition to accessory operation, lighting system design, and instrumentation. Use digital multimeters and wiring schematics to trace, test, and diagnose circuits. Inspect, test starters and alternators. On vehicle diagnosis of body electrical systems, including diagnosis of battery, starting, and charging systems; heating/air conditioning component operation and physics. Control system diagnosis, service, repair procedures, and pressure diagnosis. On vehicle procedures for recovery/recycling equipment.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO1111 And AUTO1121

AUTO1221 | Chassis Systems | Lec/Lab (6 Credits)

Examine theory of design and principles of operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of automotive brake, steering and suspension systems. Practice performing service procedures, four-wheel alignments.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO1111 And AUTO1121

AUTO1254 | Exploration of Honda Automotive Systems | Lecture (1 Credit)

Explore Honda/Acura mechanical and electrical systems through discussion and online self-studies, using Honda/Acura PACT specific resources.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO1111 And AUTO1121

PACT2111 | Introduction to PACT | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Identify dealership expectations for maintenance and repair. Complete a repair order. Demonstrate express service inspections, fluid changes, and service item replacements. Perform basic scan tool operations with manufacturer's scan tool.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO1111, AUTO1121, AUTO1221, And AUTO1254

PACT2121 | Honda Electrical Systems | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Practice reading wiring diagrams and diagnosing electrical concerns on Honda/Acura vehicles with manufacturer's service information. Identify and follow safety procedures while working on SRS components. Explain vehicle communication systems. Complete PACT HVAC training. Demonstrate scan tool operations for testing and diagnosing electrical system faults. Practice Honda 5 step trouble shooting process.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2111

PACT2141 | Drivetrain Systems | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Identify drivetrain components. Disassemble manual transmission and make appropriate measurements and service determinations. Remove clutch assembly. Explain 4wd/AWD system operation. Explain automatic transmission operation. Disassemble automatic transmission. Evaluate drivetrain systems with a scan tool. Relate failure scenarios to drivetrain problems. Diagnose electrical and hydraulic failures in drivetrain systems.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2121

PACT2510 | PACT Internship I | Internship (2 Credits)

Cooperative, paid on-the-job training, providing real life job skills and work habits in a variety of automotive areas. Document your experience and hours in a weekly internship report.

Prerequisite(s): AUTO1111, AUTO1121, AUTO1211, AUTO1221, And AUTO1254

PACT2520 | PACT Internship II | Internship (2 Credits)

Cooperative, paid on-the-job training, providing real life job skills and work habits in a variety of automotive areas. Document your experience and hours in a weekly internship report.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2510

PACT2211 | Self-Studies | Lecture (2 Credits)

Directed completion of Honda/Acura self-studies in the areas of new vehicle information, electric vehicles and Honda electrical systems.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2111

PACT2221 | Honda Chassis Systems | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Examine brake and steering/suspension specific to Honda/Acura vehicles. Practice TPMS and ABS diagnosis and procedures. Practice use of on-car brake lathe. Explain vehicle driver assist/intervention systems. Diagnose vehicle conditions and complaints using alignment measurements.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2111

PACT2241 | Engine Repair & Rebuilding | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Identify engine components and functions. Analyze theory of operation, design, diagnosis, and repair procedures of engines. Hands-on repair of Honda/Acura engines. Service procedures include repair of cooling system, lubrication system, intake systems, and exhaust, as well as engine testing, engine disassembly, cleaning and measurement, cylinder head diagnostics, timing belt/chain replacement 4cyl, 6cyl.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2221

PACT2251 | Engine Performance | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Hands-on repair of the Honda/Acura fuel and computerized engine control systems. Service procedures include: fuel pressure testing, fuel injector testing, advanced scan tool usage, and on-vehicle diagnostics. Advanced diagnostics, including hands-on repair of the Honda/Acura engine control systems. Service procedures include: on-vehicle diagnostics of Honda/Acura vehicles including advanced computer control systems, networking communication, emission control systems, and test drive diagnostic techniques.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2241

PACT2530 | PACT Internship III | Internship (2 Credits)

Cooperative, paid on-the-job training, providing real life job skills and work habits in a variety of automotive areas. Document your experience and hours in a weekly internship report.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2520

PACT2540 | PACT Internship IV | Internship (2 Credits)

Cooperative, paid on-the-job training, providing real life job skills and work habits in a variety of automotive areas. Document your experience and hours in a weekly internship report.

Prerequisite(s): PACT2530