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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.)

 

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE in HONDA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
HATN121 Honda Service and Maintenance* 2 6 4
HATN113 Honda Electricity and Wiring 2 6 4
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
        12
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
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
        14/17
SUMMER SEMESTERCLLABCR
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
  7/13
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTER
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
        15/17
SPRING SEMESTER
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
        14/16
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
Dan Jones
505 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063
Phone:  (603) 882-6923 x1470
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. .