HiTECC and Honda PACT
Why Choose HiTECC
The Dick Hannah Initiative for Technician Education with Clark College (HiTECC) is a unique opportunity for 20 highly motivated students to be employed by the largest automotive dealer group in Southwest Washington, and gain the training that they need for a successful high paying career in the automotive industry.
Entry into the two-year program is annual, beginning summer quarter. The format dictates a quarter of instruction on campus followed by a quarter of on-the-job learning. This means that for the two years that they are in the program, students split time between on-campus training and work alongside professional automotive technicians at Dick Hannah. Internship locations include Subaru, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Kia, Volkswagen, and Hyundai.
World class training delivered in school one quarter, then on the job next quarter, with the pattern continued for two years – the ultimate recipe for a successful career.
Why Choose Honda PACT
Our Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program is designed to educate students to become service department professionals specializing in maintenance and repair of Honda and Acura vehicles. In our two year PACT program, students will learn to maintain, diagnose and repair one of the world’s most popular brands of automobiles.
A graduate of the Clark College Automotive Program in 1989, Jim Hicks is not only a Certified Master Technician, he is one of a select few American Honda's Super Techs certified to diagnose complex issues. This is what Jim has to say to individuals considering a career as a technician:
"Clark College made a huge impact on my career. I learned the "why" behind what we were doing and not just the "how". This helped immensely in learning to diagnose problems. The combination of classroom plus actual on-the-job training is invaluable to help you determine if this is the right career path for you."
Entry into the two-year program is annual, beginning summer quarter. The PACT program requires a Honda Dealer sponsorship prior to admission. The format dictates a quarter of instruction on campus followed by a quarter of on-the-job learning. This means that for the two years that they are in the program, students alternate one quarter of full-time classroom and lab practice with one quarter as a full-time Honda or Acura dealership apprentice.