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2019-2020 College Catalog 
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FCA MOPAR CAP Powertrain 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 FAC Powertrain Specialist 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 only available to students who are enrolled int he MOPAR CAP Program and who have successfully completed the FCA MOPAR CAP Electrical, HVAC & Chassis Specialist Certificate of Proficiency .

Certificate of Proficiency (56 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 (56 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: 56 Credits

Completion Award: Certificate of Proficiency

Enrollment: 2 Quarters

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

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

EPC Code: 712G

FCA Mopar CAP Technician Certificate - What is it?

Shoreline Community College offers a Certificate of Proficiency for students who are interestedin entering the automotive service industry. This is one of two stacked certificates awarded to successful graduates from the MOPAR CAP Program. Successful graduates will also earn the FCA MOPAR CAP Electrical, HVAC & Chassis Specialist Certificate of Proficiency upon successfully completing the program. Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (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 two 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 engines, transmissions, power trains and engine management 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 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. Demonstrate knowledge of FCA 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, and 8-cylinder engine design, service, operation, diagnosis and repair.
  2. Apply learned skills to identify, inspect, disassemble and assemble components of FCA 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engines.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of FCA fuel & emission control systems, diagnostic techniques & test equipment, ignition systems and fuel deliver systems.
  4. Apply learned skills to diagnose and repair ignition, fuel injection and emission control systems and in the use of electronic engine analyzers and scanners.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and servicing of front- and rear-wheel drive, manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  6. Apply learned skills in the use of diagnostic tools and equipment to analyze automatic transmission/transaxle operation to determine necessary repairs.
  7. Apply learned skills in the diagnosis and repair of FCA manual and automatic transmissions/transaxles and clutch systems.

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

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

Potential employers include: FCA new car 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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