Honda PACT

The Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) program is a partnership between American Honda, local dealerships, training institutions such as GateWay and students. American Honda supplies state-of-the-art training materials, tools and course plans and GateWay provides the instructors and training facility.

Our ASE certified instructors specialize in Honda technology, training at the American Honda training center annually to learn the latest technological training methods.

Our training facility on campus is equipped with:

  • Specific tools and equipment required by dealerships
  • Training materials from the training center
  • NATEF curriculum including stringent guidelines

Student benefits of the PACT program include:

  • Having the opportunity to work at local dealerships to gain real-world experience
  • Working with specialized tools to supplement their own tool sets
  • Earning wages while going to school

Joining the Honda team requires meeting performance standards set by dealerships while attending school full-time. You must maintain satisfactory grades and have basic automotive tools to participate in the program.

American Honda recognizes each student's PACT commitment upon graduation, providing employment opportunities at sponsoring dealerships throughout the country.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus

Program Cost

Honda PACT for Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology:  $6,626*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Degrees & Certificates


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in all areas. Our programs are accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence - Education Foundation.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.