• Admissions Process and Application

  • Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U Automotive Technology programs are limited entry. Prior to applying, it is very important that you read through the Program Details, curriculum information for Chrysler MCAP / IMPORT / Subaru U and Enrollment Guidelines for Limited & Restricted Entry Programs.

    Accommodations - People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact Accessible Education Services at aes@mhcc.edu or 503-491-6923.

    Admissions criteria are subject to change from year to year. The previous year's application information is posted only as a resource. Prerequisite requirements are reviewed annually for each new application year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines as they may change from year to year. New applicants as well as applicants from previous years must complete the entire application process.

    Mt. Hood Community College reserves the right to modify the criteria and the process for selection.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration, and Records office. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program. The Admission, Registration and Records office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The information below is based on the application requirements for Fall term 2022 admission.

    Date of Application - The program starts Fall term 2022 (September 26, 2022). Students may submit applications through September 21, 2022. All requirements along with supporting documentation must be received by the Admissions, Registration and Records office for the application to be considered complete.

    Once applicants have met all program criteria, including dealership sponsorship, they are admitted on a first completed, first accepted basis until the program is full. Once the program is full, applicants will be placed on an alternate list. Please note, students may be accepted at the discretion of the program faculty after the application close date. Entrance into the program or a class/classes may be permissible. However, faculty permission into a class/classes does not guarantee admission into the program. Students must still apply, and be accepted into the program to have their major changed to MCAP, IMPORT or Subaru-U thereby allowing them to register for program classes.

    Before You Apply

    Prior to submitting your application, please make sure you have met or will meet the following requirements.

    1. Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by January 2, 2023.

    2. Driver's License: Applicant is required to have a valid driver's license by September 12, 2022.

    3. Driving Record: Each applicant is required to have a good driving record.

    4.Academic Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate prerequisite skills in reading, writing, and math by either placement scores or course completion as listed below. Courses must be completed with a C grade or better.

    Placement Scores*
    Course Completion**
    RD090/IECC201R/WR091/WR115 or higher level of reading or Writing-specific course
    WR090/IECC201W or a higher level of Writing-specific course
    MTH020 or a higher level Math-specific course

    *Placement Scores

    • For more information, visit https://www.mhcc.edu/CoursePlacement/.
    • Applicants using the Accuplacer College Placement Test (CPT) are encouraged to practice for the test and review English and math concepts by using Accuplacer’s free study app. CPT scores are valid for five years.
    • Students may be able to use Smarter Balanced, GPA or GED scores for meeting the academic requirements. Self-Placement is not accepted for meeting the program requirement.

    **Course Completion

    • Official transcripts issued directly by the institution from which the course(s) were taken, showing completed coursework that meet academic requirements can be submitted via secure electronic delivery service provider to ar@mhcc.edu. For more information, see Additional Transcript Information at the bottom of the page.
    • Students with transfer coursework should submit a transcript evaluation request to evaluate/apply coursework toward MCAP/IMPORT/Subaru U degree.

    To Apply

    5. MHCC General Admission Application: Complete an MHCC general admission application online if you are new or are returning after four (4) terms or more. Select General Studies as your major. It will change to Chrysler MCAP/IMPORT/Subaru U if/when you are accepted to the program.

    6. MCAP/IMPORT/Subaru U Program Application: Complete the program application by September 21, 2022.

    Important Note: All application notifications are sent via email to the email address provided on your application. Please add @mhcc.edu to your "safe senders list". It is your responsibility to set your "spam filter" system to accept email addresses containing @mhcc.edu.

    Dealership/Repair Facility Sponsorship Requirement

    7. Students who successfully complete the application process will be notified by email that their application is complete. Your next step will be to obtain a dealership sponsor with guidance from the program adviser/coordinator and maintain that sponsorship throughout the two-year program. Please note, some dealers require pre-employment drug testing.

    Faculty Phone Email Location
    Eric Garvey (Summer) 503-491-7222 Eric.Garvey@mhcc.edu IT53
    Steve Michener (Fall) 503-491-7148 Steve.Michener@mhcc.edu IT52

    Students who lose their dealership sponsorship must work with program instructors/coordinator to locate and apply for new sponsorship; those who are unable to secure a sponsoring dealership will be dropped from the program.

    Pre-Approved Sponsorship – The Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program works in partnership with industry dealerships. As such, dealerships have the option of pre-approving sponsorship of applicants. These students have priority for admission which reduces the number of positions available to other applicants per year.

    If you are currently working at a dealership, see the Service Manager/Director for possible sponsorship into the program. If he/she is not familiar with the program, have him/her contact the program instructor/coordinator for information.

    Applicants who have priority consideration (pre-approved sponsorship) are required to meet the same admissions criteria as the other applicants. Exceptions will be granted in the following cases:

    • Sponsored applicant lacks a license, but will have license by September 21, 2022.
    • Sponsored applicant does not meet one of the placement scores/coursework but has evidence of sufficient skill required to pass MHCC's auto courses.
    • Sponsored applicant is not 18 by the first co-op.

    If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRAdmissions@mhcc.edu.

    For questions about the program, contact faculty instructors Eric.Garvey@mhcc.edu or Steve.Michener@mhcc.edu.

    Program Acceptance and Registration

    8. Acceptance Email: Students must reply to the email from LRAdmissions@mhcc.edu to confirm acceptance of position in the Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program.

    9. Register for program courses: Students must register for first term courses by the date specified in the acceptance email.

    Students who are not accepted into the program, but do meet the admissions criteria, may choose to apply for the summer start program that begins in Summer term 2023.

    Please note, students may be accepted at the discretion of the program faculty and department dean after the application close date. Faculty permission into a class/classes does not guarantee admission into the program.

    Additional Transcript Information

    • Transcripts showing completed coursework that meets the academic requirements must be official (unopened) and issued directly by the institution from which the course(s) were taken. Coursework showing as transferred from one institution to another is not accepted. Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts such as Parchment or EDI) submitted via secure electronic delivery service may be submitted to ar@mhcc.edu. If submitting transcripts by mail, send to:

      Mt. Hood Community College – CISU Application
      Admissions, Registration and Records
      26000 SE Stark St.
      Gresham OR 97030

    o   Regionally Accredited Institutions: Required.

    o   Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions: Not required.

    o   AP, CLEP or IB Transcripts/Scores: Required only if using for admission requirements and must be issued directly from College Board or International Baccalaureate in a sealed envelope. (see https://mhcc.edu/CreditAlternatives)

    o Foreign/Non-US Based Educational Transcript: Required only if using for admission requirements and must be evaluated by an outside credential service before the application deadline. The evaluated transcript must be submitted by the application deadline for the program. For more information visit: www.mhcc.edu/internationaltranscript. Evaluation processing for foreign transcripts is time consuming, and the process could take up to six weeks. It is best to start this process early. A foreign bachelor's degree does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

    o MHCC transcript: Not required, already on file.

    • If an up-to-date transcript is on file (showing most recently completed coursework with nothing in progress), applicants do not need to submit another copy. Courses may be in progress at the time of application submission but an updated transcript showing posted grades for all coursework must be received by the application deadline.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA & ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act Information

    Mt. Hood Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions or access to its programs, services and activities. If you have a disability and need accommodations, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact Accessible Education Services at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu. Individuals are not required to disclose disability in the admissions process. Accessible Education Services staff can provide assistance and guidance during the application process if you have any questions. Individuals with disabilities are required to meet the essential functions of the curriculum and program with reasonable accommodations.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities. The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran's status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic.


    The College promotes non-discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to non-discrimination.

    Financial Aid

    Applicants may qualify for financial aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online. This application includes grants, loans and work study. Information about financial aid, including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid web page. Scholarships are also available. Visit the scholarship web page for more information.

    To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on October 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program applications. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.

    Veteran Services

    If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard and plan to take classes, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs or Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits may also be available to eligible spouses and/or children of veterans. The Office of Veteran's Services, located in AC1152 on the main level of the Gresham campus, provides a one-stop, centrally located area for students applying for or have questions regarding their veteran benefits.