• Admissions Process and Application

  • 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. Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U Automotive Technology programs are limited entry. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed of requirements as criteria can change from year to year.

    Accommodations - The application must be hand signed and submitted along with supporting documents to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records Office, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97030. People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact Accessible Education Services at aes@mhcc.edu or 503-491-6923.

    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.

    Once applicants have met all program criteria, 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.

    Date of Application - The program starts Fall term 2020. Students may submit applications beginning August 22, 2019 through September 23, 2020. All required documentation listed on the application checklist 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 dealer sponsorship, they are admitted on a first completed, first accepted basis until the program is full. 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, be accepted into the program to have their major changed to MCAP, IMPORT or Subaru-U and be able to register for program classes.

    Applicant Priority Consideration: 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. In most cases, these students have priority for admission. This can reduce the number of positions available to the non-pre-sponsored applicants each year.

    If you are currently working at a dealership in another position, 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 Coordinator for information.

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

    • Applicant is without a license but pre-sponsored by an approved dealership, but will have license by September 14, 2020.
    • Applicant does not meet one of the placement scores/coursework but is pre-sponsored by an approved dealership or has evidence of sufficient skill required to pass MHCC's auto courses.
    • Applicant is not 18 by the first co-op but is pre-sponsored by an approved dealership.

    If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email the admissions evaluator, at LRAdmissions@mhcc.edu. For questions about the program, contact the program faculty listed below.

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

    Further Considerations

    • Some dealers require pre-employment drug testing.
    • Students who lose dealer sponsorship, and are unable to secure another sponsor, will be dropped from the program.
    • Students who are not accepted into the Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT or Subaru-U program, but do meet the admissions criteria, may choose to apply for one of the other automotive programs available at MHCC:
      • Summer start Chrysler MCAP/IMPORT/Subaru-U degree program - Begins Summer term 2021.
      • Ford ASSET degree program – Begins once a year; summer term of even numbered years and fall term of odd number years.
    Application Facts
    Year Total Applied Complete Incomplete Most Common Reasons For Incomplete Applications
    2019 38 37 1
    • CPT expired
    2018 40 35 5
    • Academics – CPT too low/expired/no CPT/no official transcript(s) of completed coursework
    • Missing photocopy of Driver's License
    2017 38 33 5
    • Academics – CPT too low/expired/no CPT/no official transcript(s) of completed coursework
    • Missing DMV Court Print
    • Missing photocopy of Driver's License

    PHASE 1: Admission Criteria — Required Documents

    Items listed from steps 1 through 7 must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

    1. General Admission Application : Applicants who are new to MHCC or have not attended within the last 4 terms MUST fill out a general admissions form, select General Studies as your major. Please submit the general admissions form prior to submitting your Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U application. Applications without a recent admissions form on file will be incomplete and not allowed to move forward. Students who already have an ID number and have attended within the last 4 terms, can proceed to Step 2.
    2. Application Requirements Form (page 1 of application)
    3. MCAP and IMPORT Program Application (page 2 of application)
      In addition to the items above, applicants must also submit documentation of the following:
    4. Driver's License: A clear and legible photocopy of your valid driver's license must be included in your application packet. If currently not driving, applicant is required to have a valid driver's license by September 14, 2020.
    5. Age Requirement: Applicants accepted to the Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program must be at least 18 years of age by January 4, 2021.
    6. Driving Record: Each applicant is required to have a good driving record. In the course of the dealership experiences, students test drive vehicles to verify customer concerns and needed repairs. Dealer insurance carriers also require students in the program to have valid driver's license and good driving records for insurance coverage.
    7. Minimum Academic Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate prerequisite skills in reading, writing, and math by either Option 1 or 2 listed below. If using Option 2, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher.
    Options Reading Writing Math
    1-Placement Scores RD115 WR115/WR101 MTH060
    2-Coursework 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

    OPTION 1 – Placement Scores

    • The Accuplacer College Placement Test (CPT) is a non-timed skills assessment test given on a walk-in basis. For more information visit: https://www.mhcc.edu/TestingServices.
    • Applicants are encouraged to review the CPT prep page available at mhcc.edu/cptprep.
    • CPT scores are valid for five years. If it is older, the CPT will need to be taken again.
    • Students may be able to use Smarter Balanced, GPA or GED scores for meeting the academic skills requirements, see Course Placement Determination.

    OPTION 2 – Transcript Requirements if meeting the Minimum Academic Requirements using Completed Coursework.

    • Transcripts must be official (unopened) and issued directly from the accredited institution where the courses were taken. Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts such as Parchment or EDI) submitted via secure electronic delivery service are acceptable and may be submitted to ar@mhcc.edu.
    • Do NOT include an MHCC transcript. They are already on file.
    • Coursework showing as transferred from one institution to another is not accepted. Original transcripts must accompany all earned, attempted, or audited college credits.
    • Nationally accredited (for-profit institutions) transcripts are not required and will not fulfill program or degree requirements but may be submitted.
    • 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.
    • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated before the application deadline by an outside credential service if courses are to be used for meeting admission/degree requirements. 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 our 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.

    TRANSFER CREDITS: Upon acceptance to the program, students who have prior college coursework applicable to their Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program may request a transcript evaluation online.

    Previous automotive credits may not transfer into the MCAP/Subaru-U program, as the curriculum is product-specific. Previous automotive credits may transfer into the IMPORT program with permission from one of the faculty advisers.

    Students who successfully complete Phase 1 will be notified by email to complete Phase 2.

    PHASE 2: Admission Criteria — Dealership Sponsorship Requirement

    After you have completed Phase 1 and received the confirmation email from admissions, contact the program adviser/coordinator for current sponsor sites and detailed sponsorship information.

    All applicants must submit a complete application and be sponsored by a dealership to be accepted into the Chrysler MCAP , IMPORT & Subaru-U program. Accepted applicants who lose their dealership sponsorship will be dropped from the program. In the event that an applicant is not able to secure a dealership sponsorship prior to the first week of fall term, they may be given "conditional acceptance" based on faculty and dean consent. To receive full admission into the program, the applicant will be required to secure dealership sponsorship by September 23, 2020.

    PHASE 3: Important Note on Program Acceptance and Registration

    • All application notifications are sent via email to the email address provided on your application. It is your responsibility to set your "spam filter" system to accept email addresses containing @mhcc.edu. Do this even if you are currently receiving emails from MHCC. We cannot be responsible for notices which are not received due to spam or junk mail handling. Make sure to add @mhcc.edu to your "safe senders list". Applicants should be checking their email on a computer and NOT on a smart phone.
    • Students must confirm their acceptance into the Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program by responding via email to their acceptance letter within the specified timeline indicated in the letter. Failure to respond will result in their seats given to the next qualified applicant.
    • Students admitted into the Chrysler MCAP, IMPORT & Subaru-U program must register for program classes by the date specified in their acceptance letter. Failure to register by the stated date may result in their seats given to the next qualified applicant.

    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.