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Earn your specialized Associate of Science Degree and Certificates in the Honda Professional Career Training Program at Rio Hondo College.

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What is Honda PACT program?

Honda PACT is a partnership between American Honda, local dealerships and colleges like Rio Hondo College to provide hands-on education with latest state-of-the-art technology.


The Automotive Technology Honda Professional Career Training Program Specialization (PACT) is a two-year program designed to prepare graduates to work as an Automotive Technician, with expertise in working with Honda/Acura vehicles. Rio Hondo College starts a new training program at the start of each summer semester.

The road to a great career starts at Rio Hondo College! Become a professional automotive technician with expertise in working with Honda/Acura vehicles as part of our two-year and/or certificate Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program.

Graduate with the skills required by Honda and Acura dealerships and start working in today’s high-tech Automotive Technology industry nationwide. Contact us now to get started.

Honda PACT is a partnership between American Honda, local dealerships and colleges like Rio Hondo College to provide hands-on education with latest state-of-the-art technology.

  • Earn a specialized Associate of Science degree and/or certificates
  • Hands-on training from Honda/Acura certified instructors
  • Access to Honda/Acura training and resource materials
  • Convenient morning and evening classes
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Employment and mentorship opportunities

Careers Within Honda or Acura

American Honda is dedicated to developing world-class technicians who can provide the professional customer service necessary to retain loyal Honda customers. PACT graduates will be prepared to work as an entry-level automotive technician within a Honda or Acura dealership after completing the two-year program or all certificates. PACT graduates upon graduation typically earn more per hour than non PACT graduates and are highly sought after candidates for other careers opportunity advancements within the industry. Possible careers include Sales & Service Operations Manager, Fleet Operations Manager, Technical Service Expert and more!

Work While in School

Eligible students have the opportunity to work as paid interns under the guidance of skilled technicians while completing their certificate or degree. Gain real-world experience working with specialized tools earning wages while going to school. Get your Associate of Science Degree while being trained on the latest in automotive technology with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in prestigious Honda/Acura dealerships.

Upon completion of the two-year training program and necessary Honda/Acura training modules, students will receive Honda or Acura Certification in the following areas:

  • Express/Accelerated Technician
  • General Service Technician
  • Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  • Basic Fuel and Emission
  • Supplemental Restraints – Brakes and Suspension