• Automotive Technology - Chrysler MCAP Curriculum


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

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

    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. Students may be admitted to begin First Quarter in either Fall 2018 or Summer 2019. Application packet and application guide materials are available at: www.mhcc.edu/MCAP.

    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

    A grade of "C" or better is required in the program curriculum.

    First Quarter (Fall 2018/Summer 2019)
    Course Number Course Title
    Credits
    AM103 Automotive Service Theory 2
    AM104 Automotive Service Lab 1
    AM105 Chassis Basic Theory 3
    AM106 Chassis Basic Lab 1
    AM112 Electrical 1 Theory 3
    AM113 Electrical 1 Lab 2
    AM114 Engines 1 Theory 2
    AM115 Engines 1 Lab 1
    15
    Second Quarter (Winter 2019/Fall 2019)
    Course Number Course Title
    Credits
    AM171 Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U e-Learning Fundamentals 1 1
    AM281A Automotive Dealership Experience 1A 2
    AM281B Automotive Dealership Experience 1B 4
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II or
    MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I
    4-6
    10-12
    Third Quarter (Winter 2018/ Spring 2019)
    Course Number Course Title
    Credits
    AM140 Drivetrains 1 Theory 3
    AM141 Drivetrains 1 Lab 1
    AM150

    Air Conditioning 1 Theory

    2
    AM151

    Air Conditioning 1 Lab

    1
    AM154

    Engine Performance 1 Theory

    3
    AM155

    Engine Performance 1 Lab

    2
    AM158

    Electrical 2 Theory

    3
    AM159

    Electrical 2 Lab

    1
    AM170 Automotive Project 1 1
    17
    Fourth Quarter (Summer 2019/Spring 2020)
    Course Number Course Title
    Credits
    AM282 Automotive Dealership Experience 2 6
    WR101

    Workplace Communications I or
    WR121 English Composition

    3-4
    9-10
    Fifth Quarter (Fall 2019/Summer 2020)
    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 2020/Fall 2020)
    Course Number Course Title
    Credits
    AM283 Automotive Dealership Experience 3 6
    6
    Seventh Quarter (Spring 2020/Winter 2021)
    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
    16
    Eighth Quarter (Summer 2020/Spring 2021)
    Course Number Course Title
    Credits
    AM284 Automotive Dealership Experience 4 6
    PSY101

    Psychology of Human Relations or
    Human Relations requirement

    3-4
    9-10

    Total Credits: 101-105