Advanced Automotive Service Technology: Honda PACT

Program Objective:

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College is dedicated to developing world-class technicians who can provide the professional customer service necessary to retain loyal Honda customers.

Program Content:

The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (Honda PACT) Program entered into a cooperative agreement with Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College to address the need for highly trained Honda and Acura automotive technicians. The PACT Program was developed as a two-year training program leading to an Advanced Automotive Service Technology Certificate. The curriculum, supported by American Honda Co., Inc. includes academic study, laboratory application, and on the job work experience at Honda and Acura dealerships.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational interest
  • High School Diploma/GED from an Accredited High School
  • Must meet Dealership Employability Standards

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 2400 hours and students must earn all OCPs, however, students can earn an OCP certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCP AAutomotive Maintenance Technician400 Hours
OCP BAdvanced Engine Repair Technician200 Hours
OCP CAdvanced Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician200 Hours
OCP DAdvanced Manual Drivetrain and
Axle Technician
200 Hours
OCP EAdvanced Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician200 Hours
OCP FAdvanced Automotive Brake System Technician200 Hours
OCP GAdvanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician400 Hours
OCP HAdvanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician200 Hours
OCP IAdvanced Automotive Engine400 Hours
Total Hours: 2400

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 10th grade in Math, Reading, and Language on the TABE Test or passing two (2) ASE exams. Additional information can be provided by student services.

Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Honda and Acura Dealerships


The salary for automotive technicians at Honda & Acura dealerships will vary from dealership-to-dealership. However, the average wage for this career in Florida is $36.06 hourly or $75,000 annually.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee per trimester
  • Material fee – Varies by program
  • Identification fee $5.00 per trimester
  • Liability insurance fee – Varies by program
  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Alternate Location:

Program is also offered at Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College: 18180 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, FL 33177.

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