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:
A minimum of one year of high school algebra is recommended. Basic skills in written English are required.
Required interview with the Program Coordinator.
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.
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.
All PACT students are required to complete the internship.
All PACT internships carry a per credit tuition charge.
Students must be matriculated into the PACT program to take HATN courses.
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
|HATN121||Honda Service and Maintenance*||2||6||4|
|HATN113||Honda Electricity and Wiring||2||6||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.
Nashua Community College Honda PACT Contact Information
Professor and Program Coordinator, Honda PACT/Automotive Technology
505 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063
Phone: (603) 578-8900 ext. 1473