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Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) Day program

The Honda Automotive Technology program, otherwise known as PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) is a partnership between Nashua Community College, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda/Acura Dealers. This associate degree program is designed to train students for employment in Honda/Acura dealerships and to prepare them for ASE Master Certification. The training includes classroom theory, hands-on lab work, internship at a dealer and general education components. The technical instruction at the College is conducted in a professionally equipped, modern facility. American Honda supplies the program with vehicles, special tools, and access to technical data.

Graduates of the PACT program will have received more than 50% of the required training to become a Honda/Acura Master Technician in addition to being prepared for ASE Master certification. This is a significant head start into a career with job security and high income potential.





In addition to the general admission requirements, the PACT Program appliccants should be aware of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of one year of high school algebra is recommended. Basic skills in written English are required.

  2. Required interview with the Program Coordinator.

  3. A basic automotive tool kit and roll cabinet are required. A copy of the required tool kit list is available at the bottom of this page. The major tool manufacturers offer substantial discounts to enrolled PACT students. The College hosts a "Tool Day" at the College in late August for enrolled students needing tools or tool kits. Depending on the tool manufacturer, approximate tool kit cost is between $1,600 and $3,500.

  4. After successfully completing all coursework in the first semester with a 2.0 GPA, students are then qualified for an internship. Students must maintain a CGPA of 2.0 to remain on internship.

  5. All PACT students are required to complete the internship.

  6. All PACT internships carry a per credit tuition charge.

  7. Students must be matriculated into the PACT program to take HATN courses.

  8. A copy of a valid drivers license and clean driving record are required for admission to the PACT program. (See PACT Program Coordinator for details.)



HATN121 Honda Service and Maintenance* 2 6 4
HATN113 Honda Electricity and Wiring 2 6 4
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
HATN114 Honda Steering & Suspension 2 6 4
HATN122 Honda Brakes and Stability Systems 2 6 4
HATN190 Honda Dealer Internship I** 0 8 2
General Education: Group A Elective 3 0 3
MTHN103 Topics in Applied College Math - OR - 3 0 3
General Education: Group E Elective 4 0 4
HATN195 Honda Dealer Internship II** 0 24 6
HATN226 Honda Transmission and Drivelines 2 6 4
General Education: Group A-F Elective 3 0 3
HATN210 Honda Engine Performance I 2 3 3
HATN205 Honda Advanced Electrical & Electronic Systems 2 6 4
HATN191 Honda Dealer Internship III** 0 8 2
SCIN150 Physical Science I 3 2 4
General Education:  Group D Elective 3 0 3
HATN228 Honda Engine Repair 2 4 4
HATN221 Honda Heating & AC Systems 2 3 3
HATN192 Honda Dealer Internship IV** 0 8 2
General Education:  Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
Total 68 credits      

*A student must earn a “C” or better in order to progress in this program.
**Six Internship credit hours total must be earned in order to graduate.
To qualify for a Honda dealership placement, a student must successfully complete all program coursework leading up to each of the internship courses. A 2.0 GPA is required for Internship placement.

Program Outcomes

PACT Corporate_LogoNashua Community College Honda PACT Contact Information
Al DeRosa
Professor and Program Coordinator, Honda PACT/Automotive Technology
505 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063
Phone:  (603) 578-8900 ext. 1473
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Housing Options:
Nashua Community College does not have residential housing available on-campus.  However, the Admissions Office maintains a list of apartments/rental units in the greater Nashua area.  To attain access to the list, please e-mail Karen Lavoie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .