Automotive and Related Technologies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Honda PACT?

SLCC, in agreement with American Honda Motor Company, has included the American Honda Professional Automotive Career Training ("PACT") into its Automotive Technology Degree program.

  • Honda PACT is designed to allow students to receive additional training in the repair and maintenance of Honda and Acura automobiles.
  • Honda PACT consists of technical training for automotive service professionals specializing in customer service.
  • Students become Honda PACT students by completing AUTO 1010 and successfully passing a series of Honda-specific tests called Honda Express.

What will I learn?

  • Brakes, suspension, steering and alignment
  • Electrical/electronic systems
  • Engine performance/drivability
  • Emission controls
  • Heating and air-conditioning
  • Automotive engines
  • Transmission and drive train systems
  • Diagnostics and review

As part of the program, students experience 'hands-on' training by performing automotive repairs for faculty, staff and students.  The Miller Campus has its own auto parts center.  Repairs are made according to the curriculum schedule.

How long does it take?

The AAS automotive technician degree is a four-semester program and requires a minimum of 70 credit hours.

How much will it cost?

Tuition and fees: $1,585 per semester
Books: $850 (approximately)
Tools & supplies: $2,000 (estimate)

Technicians are required to furnish their own hand tools.  Employers furnish engine analyzers and specialized test equipment and tools for servicing service units such as automatic transmissions.

Where is the program located?

The Automotive and Related Technologies program as well as the Auto Parts Center is located on the Miller Campus in Sandy.

  • Electrical and engine repair training is located in the Miller Free Enterprise Center.
  • Engine performance, transmission, heating and air conditioning is located in the Miller Automotive Training Center.
  • Auto Parts Center is located in the Miller Free Enterprise Center.