Successful completion of the courses for the American Honda Certificate of Achievement provides the necessary skills for employment at American Honda as a service technician. Students must complete each course with a grade of “C” or better, complete all required-Honda online training modules, and intern at a Honda or Acura dealership to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and operation of all major automotive systems used on Honda and Acura vehicles
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform fault validation and determine appropriate next actions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use proper repair procedures.

Required Courses

Course Title Units
AUTO 102 Automotive Systems 3.5
AUTO 103 Light Line Technician 2
AUTO 105 Suspension, Steering, and Alignment 3
AUTO 106 Automotive Brake Systems 2
AUTO 119 Introduction to Engine Performance 2.5
AUTO 120 Automatic Transmission Systems 2.5
AUTO 121 Manual Transmission and Drivetrain Systems 2
AUTO 135 Air Conditioning Systems 2
AUTO 138 Occupational Work Experience 1
AUTO 170 Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 171 Engine Systems 2.5
AUTO 172 Chassis and Drivetrain Systems 2.5
AUTO 173 Automotive Service Operations 2
AUTO 174 Body & Chassis Electronics 2
Select two of the following: 3
AUTO 132A Honda Individualized Skills Training (IST) Session A 1.5
AUTO 132B Honda Individualized Skills Training (IST) Session B 1.5
AUTO 132C Honda Individualized Skills Training (IST) Session C 1.5
Total Units 35.5

What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.