Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: Honda is a worldwide leader that leads from the front, not only in products and service, but also in innovative, advanced technology. When you train on Honda and Acura vehicles, you’ll be immersed in sophisticated automotive technology, and use the most advanced diagnostic repair systems and equipment in the industry.
By completing one of the world’s most innovative car manufacturer’s automotive technician programs, you will be amongst the most skilled, technologically advanced automotive technicians in the world.
In the Honda PACT program, you will learn specific technologies used exclusively on Honda & Acura products, and will be given hands-on experience while completing your paid internship at a Honda or Acura dealership. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Answer: Typically, it will take 2-years to complete the program; however, in some instances it can be completed in under 2-years.
Answer: The cost to attend the Honda PACT program will vary from school-to-school, and from state-to-state. Please contact the school you’re considering for details.
Answer: Some schools offer student housing, and other schools don’t. You would have to check with each school you’re considering.
Answer: Yes, the PACT program has a flexible schedule that allows our students to work at Honda & Acura dealerships while they’re completing their studies.
Answer: For the automotive program, you will either earn an Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology or a certificate in Automotive Technology from a NATEF-certified school, 10 Honda & Acura certifications taught by Honda certified instructors, and the ability to earn ASE certifications.
Answer: The job outlook for Honda PACT graduates is GREAT! With over 1,300 Honda & Acura dealerships combined in the U.S., and the continuous flow of seasoned technicians retiring, the demand for Honda PACT graduates is high!
Most Honda PACT graduates are recruited and employed by dealerships before graduation.
Answer: The salary for automotive technicians at Honda & Acura dealerships will vary from dealership-to-dealership. However, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average starting salary for dealership technicians is $44,770.
Answer: YES! Honda PACT students get paid while doing their internship at the dealership. The wages for internship will vary from dealership-to-dealership. Consult with a Honda PACT Coordinator for more information.
Answer: First, contact one of our Honda PACT automotive or collision schools to inquire about admission requirements into the program, and get any questions you may have answered. Then once you’re ready to proceed forward, complete an admission application with the school and submit it with any required documentation.
In the meantime, if you don’t already have a valid driver’s license, now would be a good time to get one.
Finally, if financial aid is needed, it is highly encouraged to submit a free application for federal student aid (www.fafsa.com) as soon as possible.