MHCC Hosts Statewide Auto Technology Competition

Posted: May 9, 2013

You think you have car troubles? High school students from across the state will be at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) May 10 to fix more car problems than any mechanic should have to face on a single car.

Automotive students from several high schools will compete in the Oregon Auto Skills Competition, sponsored by AAA Oregon/Idaho and Ford Motor Company and hosted by MHCC.

Each two-student team will race the clock to correctly identify and fix intentionally installed “bugs” on identical vehicles. After diagnosing and repairing every bug, the winning teammates must drive their assigned vehicle across the finish line, where their car will be inspected for accuracy. The competition will take about 90 minutes. The winning team members not only receive scholarships and other prizes, but also will represent Oregon at the National Finals at Ford Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.

The competition will be held 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in parking lot J on the Gresham Campus. In addition, MHCC’s Ford ASSET program will host a car show May 9, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the same location.

This is the sixth year that MHCC has hosted the auto skills competition and the sixth year that Jerry Lyons, MHCC instructor, has managed the statewide contest.

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or

Click here to download event poster.

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