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

Catalog Year 2013-2014*

*Information regarding the requirements for this Limited Entry program is available by accessing the Admission Requirements page.

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Steve Michener: 503-491-7148 - Room IT 52

The Chrysler College Automotive Program (CAP) provides students with a possibility to earn income while being trained as service technicians for Chrysler Corporation dealerships (Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep). The program is designed as a two-year automotive curriculum to develop the technical competency and professionalism of the incoming dealership technician. The CAP program is an instructional experience with training taking place at both Mt. Hood Community College and at the sponsoring Chrysler dealership. The curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from MHCC and factory training credit awarded by Chrysler.

Aimed at men and women who have a career interest in the automotive industry, this program demands a commitment to both work and study for a two-year period that could include fall, winter, spring and summer terms for both years.

The CAP Student

Chrysler dealerships see the students in this program as their "service technicians of the future." The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest and most up-to-date equipment available. CAP students have the assurance of industry support and certain employment options for the future. Being accepted to the CAP program means learning the latest in automotive technology.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe shop practices and hazardous material handling
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive engine performance systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive emission systems as to NATE F Standard diagnose and repair automotive internal combustion engine systems as to NATEF Standard
  • Diagnose and repair automotive internal combustion engine system 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 brakes 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.

The Sponsoring Dealer

Dealerships will screen qualified applications and select those they wish to sponsor. Once a student has been selected, he or she will begin working at the dealership based on available student training positions1.

This program admits students every two years. The next application cycle will be for fall 2014 entry. Applicants are accepted on a limited entry basis after meeting the selection criteria for the program. Applications are available on our website, Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256 or 503-491-7148.

First Quarter (Fall 2012) Cr
AM110 Internal Combustion Engine Theory 4
AM111 Internal Combustion Engine Lab 2
AM118 Electrical Systems Theory 4
AM119 Electrical Systems Lab 2
AM120 Minor Vehicle Services 2
MTH060 Beginning Algebra I 2 4
Second Quarter (Winter 2013)
AM281 Automotive Dealership Experience I 1 6
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II(or higher) 3, 4 4
Third Quarter (Spring 2013)
AM132 Automotive Electronics I Theory 4
AM133 Automotive Electronics I Lab 1
AM136 Brake Systems Theory 3
AM137 Brake Systems Lab 1
AM170 Automotive Project I 1
AM216 Engine Performance I Theory 4
AM217 Engine Performance I Lab 2
WR101 Workplace Communications I or
WR121 English Composition
Fourth Quarter (Summer 2013)
AM282 Automotive Dealership Experience II1 6
Fifth Quarter (Fall 2013)
AM251 Engine Performance II Theory 4
AM252 Engine Performance II Lab 3
AM253 Steering & Suspension Theory 3
AM254 Steering & Suspension Lab 1
AM256 Heating and Air Conditioning Theory 3
AM257 Heating and Air Conditioning Lab 1
Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
Sixth Quarter (Winter 2014)
AM283 Automotive Dealership ExperienceIII1 6
Seventh Quarter (Spring 2014)
AM152 Automatic Transmission Theory 4
AM153 Automatic Transmission Lab 3
AM156 Power Train Theory 3
AM157 Power Train Lab 1
AM258 Automotive Electronics II Theory 3
AM259 Automotive Electronics II Lab 1
AM270 Automotive Project II 1
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or
Human Relations requirement‡
Eighth Quarter (Summer 2014)
AM284 Automotive Dealership Experience IV1 6
  Total Credits 102-104

1 Based on availability of sponsorship.
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 Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.

‡See pages 20 of the printed catalog.

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