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Limited Entry
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015*

*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 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 (fall 2014). Application packet and application guide materials are available at:

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 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 2014) Cr
AM112 Electrical 1 Theory 3
AM113 Electrical 1 Lab 2
AM114 Engines 1 Theory 2
AM115 Engines 1 Lab 1

Chassis Systems 1 / Minor Vehicle Services 1 Theory


Chassis Systems 1 / Minor Vehicle Services 1 Lab

MTH060 Beginning Algebra I 1 4
Second Quarter (Winter 2015)
AM281 Automotive Dealership Experience 1 6
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II(or higher) 2, 3 4
Third Quarter (Spring 2015)
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

Air Conditioning 1/Minor Vehicle Services 2 Theory


Air Conditioning 1/Minor Vehicle Services 2 Lab

AM170 Automotive Project I 1
WR101 Workplace Communications I or
WR121 English Composition
Fourth Quarter (Summer 2015)
AM282 Automotive Dealership Experience 2 6
Fifth Quarter (Fall 2015)
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
Sixth Quarter (Winter 2016)
AM283 Automotive Dealership Experience 3 6
Seventh Quarter (Spring 2016)
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‡
Eighth Quarter (Summer 2014)
AM284 Automotive Dealership Experience 4 6
 Total Credits 102-104

1Students who placed into MTH065 or higher do not need to complete MTH060 but should instead take MTH065 or higher first quarter.
2 Required only if MTH065 was not completed first quarter.
3A 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, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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