• Chrysler MCAP Curriculum


  • Automotive Technology - Chrysler CAP
    Limited Entry, Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    The Chrysler Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience while being trained as service technicians for Chrysler Corporation dealerships (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram). The instruction and training is a two-part experience taking place at Mt. Hood Community College and Chrysler Corporation dealerships. This program is designed to develop the technical competency, mechanical and diagnostic skills of those who desire to be professional level automotive technicians. The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. Being accepted into this program means learning the latest in automotive technology.

    Those entering the program are committing to two full years of automotive training which includes fall, winter, spring and summer terms both years. Upon graduation, students will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive technology and complete a full year of on-the-job experience, and Chrysler manufacturer training credentials. Students have the assurance of industry support and certain employment options for the future. Chrysler Corporate dealers see these program students as their “service technicians of the future.”

    This program admits students on a limited entry basis and is a two-step process. The first step is completing the application materials. The second step is securing a Chrysler Corporation dealership sponsor. Participating shops will screen qualified applicants and select those they wish to sponsor. Once a student has accepted a sponsorship, he/she will be admitted into the next starting class. Application packet and application guide materials are available at: www.mhcc.edu/MCAPApplication/.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate safe shop practices and hazardous 
material handling
    • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems as to the National Automobile Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive engine performance systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive emission systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive internal combustion engine systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive automatic transmission and transaxles systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive manual drive train and axles systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive brake systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive steering and suspension systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Perform minor vehicle services
    First Quarter (Fall 2016/Summer 2017)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM112 Electrical 1 Theory
    3
    AM113 Electrical 1 Lab
    2
    AM114 Engines 1 Theory
    2
    AM115 Engines 1 Lab
    1
    AM116

    Chassis Systems 1/Minor Vehicle Services 1 Theory

    4
    AM117

    Chassis Systems 1/Minor Vehicle Services 1 Lab

    2
    MTH060 Beginning Algebra I2
    4
    18
    Second Quarter (Winter 2017/Fall 2017)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM281 Automotive Dealership Experience 1
    6
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)3, 4
    4
    10
    Third Quarter (Spring 2017/Winter 2018)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM122 Electrical 2/Engine Performance I Theory
    6
    AM123 Electrical 2/Engine Performance I Lab
    2
    AM140 Drivetrains 1 Theory
    3
    AM141 Drivetrains 1 Lab
    1
    AM160

    Air Conditioning 1/Minor Vehicle Services 2 Theory

    2
    AM161

    Air Conditioning 1/Minor Vehicle Services 2 Lab

    1
    AM170 Automotive Project 1
    1
    WR101

    Workplace Communications I or WR121 English Composition

    3-4
    19-20
    Fourth Quarter (Summer 2017/Spring 2018)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM282 Automotive Dealership Experience 2
    6
    6
    Fifth Quarter (Fall 2017/Summer 2018)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM224 Engines 2 Theory
    2
    AM225 Engines 2 Lab
    1
    AM226 Engine Performance 2/Chassis 2 Theory
    6
    AM227 Engine Performance 2/Chassis 2 Lab
    3
    AM232 Electrical 3 Theory
    3
    AM233 Electrical 3 Lab
    1
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    19
    Sixth Quarter (Winter 2018/Fall 2018)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM283 Automotive Dealership Experience 3
    6
    6
    Seventh Quarter (Spring 2018/Winter 2019)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM236 Engine Performance 3 Theory
    2
    AM237 Engine Performance 3 Lab
    1
    AM240 Drivetrains 2/Air Conditioning 2 Theory
    5
    AM241 Drivetrains 2/Air Conditioning 2 Lab
    3
    AM242 Electrical 4/Diagnosis Theory
    3
    AM243 Electrical 4/Diagnosis Lab
    1
    AM270 Automotive Project 2
    1
    PSY101

    Psychology of Human Relations or Human Relations requirement‡

    3-4
    19
    Eighth Quarter (Summer 2018/Spring 2019)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AM284 Automotive Dealership Experience 4
    6
    6

    Total Credits 99-105

    1 Students may be admitted to begin First Quarter in either Fall 2016 or Summer 2017..
    2 Students who placed into MTH065 or higher do not need to complete MTH060 but should instead take MTH065 or higher first quarter.
    3 Required only if MTH065 was not completed first quarter.
    4 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

     ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.