The students in Shoreline Community College’s Honda PACT Program recently completed two days of training in the application and theory of fastener torque. Jeff Cromwell, Shoreline Community College’s NC3 Torque Certification and T-Ten Instructor, provided in-depth training to the students.
Training included the theory of torque and fasteners used in the Automotive Repair Industry, along with hands-on work experiences in the practical application of torque utilizing a large variety of torque instruments.
The training took place in the Snap-on Innovation Works classroom/lab located in the Professional Automotive Training Center. Students completed three separate Certifications as part of the training: Snap-on Torque Theory, Snap-on Torque-Mechanical, and Snap-on Torque-Electronic.
Bob Biesiedzinski, Honda PACT Instructor/Coordinator at Shoreline, expressed his appreciation for Cromwell’s work to certify Biesiedzinski’s students.
“This type of collaboration between the Honda PACT and T-TEN program curriculums here at Shoreline is part of what makes our students so successful once they enter the workforce,” said Biesiedzinski. “Our students don’t just learn the nuts and bolts of their specific program, rather they have the opportunity to also get highly specialized training across disciplines that will benefit them in a variety of real-world settings.”
The students themselves expressed their appreciation of Jeff’s work and further commented that they “never realized the importance of torque application when working on today’s modern automobiles.”
The certifications that the students earned will become a part of the students’ overall transcript of accomplishments as they work toward completion of the education here at Shoreline Community College.
The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) Program provides students with the fundamental skills to succeed in the workplace along with valuable hands-on experience.
It’s a two-year cooperative program resulting in an Associate in Applied Arts & SciencesDegree. The student spends alternating quarters in class and working in sponsoring Honda or Acura dealerships.