Advanced Automotive Service Technology (HONDA PACT)

Mission Statement

Robert Morgan 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 to address the need for highly trained Honda and Acura automotive technicians^.

The PACT Program was developed as a two-year program leading to an Advanced Automotive certificate. The program includes academic study, laboratory application and on the job work experience at Honda and Acura auto dealership and repair centers.

American Honda provides the technical curriculum, product donations, advisory support, tools, and technical training.

The training is conducted on late model vehicles only. American Honda continuously updated the vehicles and equipment to ensure state of the art technology for participating students.

Having a long-established relationship with American Honda Corp., the Honda PACT Program at RMEC has enjoyed an outstanding employment placement rate for graduating students. Over ninety-five percent of the graduates have been employed at a Honda Dealership or Service Center.

Entrance Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School
  • Honda PACT instructor’s recommendation
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Would benefit the students to have a valid driver license and a clear driving record to ensure employment after graduation

Length of Program

The entire program is 2400 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion OCP’s:

OCP A    (Automotive Maintenance Technician) – 400 hours

OCP B     (Advanced Engine Repair Technician) – 200 hours

OCP C     (Advanced automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician) – 200 hours

OCP D    (Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician) – 200 hours

OCP E     (Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician) – 200 hours

OCP F     (Automotive Brake System Tech.) – 200 hours

OCP G    (Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician) – 400 hours

OCP H    (Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Tech.) – 200 hours

OCP I      (Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician) – 400 hours

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 and passing of an ASE exam.


The median hourly salary range was from $17.00 to $22.00.

Financial aid is available to eligible students and eligible programs.

Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

The Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are some forms of aid offered. In order to be eligible a student must:

  1. A full registration fee is charge from the first day of the trimester throughout the 21st
  2. Seventy-five percent of the fee is charged from the 22nd through the 45th
  3. Fifty percent of the fee is charged from the 50th day through the end of the trimester.
  4. Students registering for short-term classes will pay a course fee based upon the duration of the course and the total hours of the class.

For more information please see your Financial Aid Officer.

The Federal PELL Grant, FSEOG are all based on financial need and are determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Additional resources such as Vocational Rehabilitation, South Florida Workforce, SAVES, etc. can assist students through their vocational programs for those who qualify. Please see those individual agencies to determine eligibility.

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