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FCA MOPAR CAP Electrical, HVAC & Chassis Specialist Certificate of Proficiency Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this certificate. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide; when you apply for graduation, you will use this form to document the classes you have taken.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

The Certificate of Proficiency as a FCA Technician is designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service industry. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. This certificate is available only to those students enrolled in the MOPAR CAP Program and is a prerequisite to the FAC Powertrain Specialist Certificate of Proficiency.

Certificate of Proficiency (58 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites:

  • Instructor interview
  • Completion of an Automotive Knowledge Assessment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of insurability
  • All dealers require drug testing
  • Sponsorship by a participating repair facility (can be arranged after acceptance into the program)

Core Program Requirements (58 Credits)

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Program Advisor:

Rob Allred

206-546-5844 rallred@shoreline.edu Rm 2157

Program Information:

Length of Program: 58 Credits

Completion Award: Certificate of Proficiency

Enrollment: 2 Quarters

Approximate Quarterly Costs: $500.00
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

Website: https://www.shoreline.edu/programs/automotive/mopar-college-automotive-program-moparcap-aaas.aspx

EPC Code: 712F

FCA MOPAR CAP Electrical, HVAC & Chassis Specialist - What is it?

Shoreline Community College offers a Certificate of Proficiency as a FCA Electrical, HVAC & Chassis specialist for students who are interested in entering the automotive service industry. This is one of two stacked certificates available to successful graduates from the MOPAR CAP Program. Successful graduates will also earn the FCA MOPAR CAP Powertrain Specialist Certificate of Proficiency after completing the entire program.l Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) MOPAR Career Automotive Program (CAP) provides students with the fundamental skills to succeed in the workplace along with hands-on experience. Students participate in four consecutive quarters of classroom/lab instruction and on-the-job dealership work experience. As students progress through the curriculum, they learn about the major automobile components and systems, including brakes, suspension, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning systems. Students develop skills in automotive theory, diagnostics and repairs. Students will also develop an understanding of automotive service business principles as they apply to the service technician. In their dealership placements, students work under the guidance of a mentor technician at a sponsoring FCA Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership. These paid work experiences give students the opportunity to integrate their learning and further develop their skills in service technology.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program - by achieving a grade of 2.0 or better in each class of the program - should be able to:

  1. Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection and warranty repair procedures.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of electrical principles, semi-conductors, microprocessors and wiring diagrams to diagnose and repair malfunctions of automotive electrical systems.
  3. Apply learned skills in the diagnosis and repair of vehicle electrical systems.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
  5. Apply learned skills in the diagnosis and repair of vehicle heating and air conditioning systems.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the function, construction, operation troubleshooting and servicing of disc, drum and ABS brak sytems, steering, suspension and wheel alignment.
  7. Apply learned skills in the diagnosis and repair of vehicle brake, steering and suspension systems.

Career Opportunities - What can I do with a FCA MOPAR CAP Technician Certificate of Proficiency?

Students who successfully complete the MOPAR CAP Program can work in FCA Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram new car dealer service departments as a FCA Certified entry level automotive technician.

Potential employers include: FCA Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram new caer dealer service departments. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/acc/CareerCounseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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