Mopar Mechanic School

Are you looking to advance your skills as an auto mechanic? The Mopar Career Automotive Program can help you work on the cars you love! Find all the information you may need about Mopar mechanic school and Mopar training here.

How to Get Mopar Dealership Certified

In order to become a Jeep mechanic, a Chrysler mechanic, or any other type of Mopar mechanic you will need the correct training. This is where Mopar has stepped in to partner with trade schools and community colleges all across the nation to teach the Mopar Career Automotive Program (MCAP). The MCAP is a blended learning program where a Mopar mechanic school partners with a student and a Mopar dealer to provide the best skilled training possible

What to expect in Mopar Training

Students who attend a Mopar mechanic school will earn training to become a Jeep mechanic, Chrysler mechanic, Dodge mechanic, Ram mechanic, Alfa Romeo mechanic, or Fiat mechanic all within the automotive training program. Just like other automotive training, students who complete the MCAP will earn an Associate’s Degree and will be in higher demand than students who complete general automotive training. If you want to become a Mopar mechanic through a Mopar mechanic school you will need to complete the program which lasts 18-24 months.

Wait until you hear the best part; you get to gain great experience by working in a Mopar dealer which is built into the MCAP. The MCAP provides future mechanics with a mix of classroom, lab, and dealer learning experiences which equips students to go straight from Mopar mechanic school to a career in a Mopar dealership.

Mopar Mechanic School List

These are all of the schools in the nation that have partnered with Mopar to offer MCAP training to future mechanics:

University of Alaska Anchorage

Lawson State Community College

Glendale Community College

Pima Community College

American River College

Evergreen Valley College

Los Medanos Community College

Fresno City College

Arapahoe Community College

Sheridan Technical College

Pinellas Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College

Leeward Community College

Kirkwood Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

Moraine Valley Community College

Waubonsee Community College

Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

Ivy Tech Community College - Evansville

Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend

Washburn Institute of Technology

Wichita Area Technical College

Pittsburg State University

Jefferson Community & Technical College

Delgado Community College

Sowela Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Community College of Baltimore County

Eastern Maine Community College

Grand Rapids Community College

Kirtland Community College

Mott Community College

Wayne County Community College

Oakland Community College

Dunwoody College of Technology

Dakota County Technical College

Ranken Technical College

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Wayne Community College

Forsyth Tech Community College

North Dakota State College

Southeast Community College

Metropolitan Community College

Northeast Community College

Manchester Community College

Mercer County Community College

Lincoln Tech - Mahwah

Raritan Valley Community College

San Juan College

Advanced Training Institute

Erie Community College

Morrisville State College

Rockland Community College

Suffolk County Community College

Sinclair Community College

Cuyahoga Community College

Oklahoma State University

Mt. Hood Community College

Linn Benton Community College

Umpqua Community College

Northampton Community College

Community College of Allegheny County

Pennsylvania College of Technology

New England Institute of Technology

Lincoln Tech - Nashville

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville

Tarrant County College South

Texas State Technical College

San Jacinto College-Central Campus

Hill Community College

Tyler Junior College

Western Technical College

Austin Community College - Round Rock

Austin Community College - Austin

Lone Star College

Cedar Valley College

Weber State University

Tidewater Community College

Shoreline Community College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College

Wyotech - Laramie Campus

MCAP Locations

University of Alaska Anchorage – Alaska

Lawson State Community College – Alabama

Glendale Community College – Arizona

Pima Community College – Arizona

Cerritos College – California

Miramar College – California

College of the Desert – California

American River College – California

Evergreen Valley College – California

Los Medanos Community College – California

Fresno City College – California

Arapahoe Community College – Colorado

Sheridan Technical College – Florida

Pinellas Technical College – Florida

Gwinnett Technical College – Georgia

Leeward Community College – Hawaii

Kirkwood Community College – Iowa

Des Moines Area Community College – Iowa

Moraine Valley Community College – Illinois

Waubonsee Community College – Illinois

Ivy Tech Community College (Kokomo) – Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College (Evansville) – Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College (Fort Wayne) – Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College (South Bend) – Indiana

Washburn Institute of Technology – Kansas

Wichita Area Technical College – Kansas

Pittsburg State University – Kansas

Jefferson Community & Technical College – Kentucky

Delgado Community College – Louisiana

Sowela Community College – Louisiana

Massachusetts Bay Community College – Massachusetts

Community College of Baltimore County – Maryland

Eastern Maine Community College – Maine

Grand Rapids Community College – Michigan

Kirtland Community College – Michigan

Mott Community College – Michigan

Wayne County Community College – Michigan

Oakland Community College – Michigan

Dunwoody College of Technology – Minnesota

Dakota County Technical College – Minnesota

Ranken Technical College – Missouri

Northwest Mississippi Community College – Mississippi

Wayne Community College – North Carolina

Forsyth Tech Community College – North Carolina

UTI Mooresville – North Carolina

North Dakota State College – North Dakota

Southeast Community College – Nebraska

Metropolitan Community College – Nebraska

Northeast Community College – Nebraska

Manchester Community College – New Hampshire

Mercer County Community College – New Jersey

Lincoln Tech (Mahwah) – New Jersey

Raritan Valley Community College – New Jersey

San Juan College – New Mexico

Advanced Training Institute – Nevada

Erie Community College – New York

Morrisville State College – New York

Rockland Community College – New York

Nyadi – New York

Suffolk County Community College – New York

Sinclair Community College – Ohio

Cuyahoga Community College – Ohio

Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma

Mt. Hood Community College – Oregon

Linn Benton Community College – Oregon

Umpqua Community College – Oregon

Northampton Community College – Pennsylvania

Community College of Allegheny County – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania College of Technology – Pennsylvania

ATC (Exton) – Pennsylvania

ATC (Warminster) – Pennsylvania

New England Institute of Technology – Rhode Island

Lincoln Tech (Nashville) – Tennessee

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Elizabethton) – Tennessee

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Knoxville) – Tennessee

Tarrant County College South – Texas

Texas State Technical College – Texas

San Jacinto College – Texas

Hill Community College – Texas

Tyler Junior College – Texas

Western Technical College – Texas

Austin Community College (Round Rock) – Texas

Austin Community College (Austin) – Texas

Lone Star College – Texas

Cedar Valley College – Texas

Weber State University – Utah

Tidewater Community College – Virginia

Shoreline Community College – Washington

Milwaukee Area Technical College – Wisconsin

Gateway Technical College – Wisconsin

Lakeshore Technical College – Wisconsin

Wyotech (Laramie) – Wyoming

Steps and Qualifications to Become a Mopar Mechanic

MCAP Course Objectives

Here’s what you can expect to learn in MCAP at a Mopar mechanic school:

  • General Academic Classes
  • Dealer Internship
  • Brake Systems
  • Service Fundamentals
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Starting & Charging Systems
  • Suspension, Steering & Alignment
  • Engines
  • Automatic Transmissions, Transaxle Fundamentals
  • Ignition Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Automotive Electronics
  • A/C & Heating Systems
  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Emissions Systems
  • Tune-Up
  • Drivability Procedures
  • Standard Transmission, Transaxle Fundamentals

Certifications Acquired in Mopar Training

Depending on which Mopar mechanic school you attend, you will graduate with different levels of FCA US LLC certification. No matter what, all MCAP graduates will be at a level 1 certification by the end of the Mopar training. Some schools require more work-study or internship hours which will give graduates a level 2 certification. Along with this, all students who finish the MCAP will earn their Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies.

Mopar CAP Qualifications

Qualifications to enter the MCAP will vary from each participating Mopar mechanic school. This is a result of the program being modified for each individual school so that each school can add the MCAP requirements right into their existing automotive technology programs. Some schools may require essay submissions while others may demand an admissions interview. Along with that there may be GPA, GED/high school diploma, and other academic requirements before a student can be accepted into the program.

Mopar Mechanic Job Outlook

Because of the integrated learning between your Mopar mechanic school and the Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, or Fiat dealer, students often continue working at their sponsoring dealers. This provides a sense of security for students graduating from the MCAP that students earning a general automotive degree will not have. Below are a list of the highest paying jobs you could attain through Mopar training/experience and their average salaries according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017).

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

  • Average Salary: $59,260

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

  • Average Salary: $50,750

Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics

  • Average Salary: $50,310

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

  • Average Salary: $55,790

Trade Schools Near You

Mopar CAP FAQs

How much does a Mopar technician make?

The average salary for an automotive technician at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is about $47,000. Future mechanics need to consider that salary depends on the auto mechanic’s certifications, years of experience, and desire for growth. To earn higher wages, auto mechanics should work through Automotive Service Excellence certifications to prove their ability in many different areas.

How long does it take to complete the Mopar Career Automotive Program?

Just as any educational program, the time it takes to complete will vary from student to student and from school to school. As the program is built within an Associate’s Degree, the MCAP can be completed in 18-24 months but can last longer or shorter depending on course load and student success.

What FCA US LLC certification level do MCAP students graduate with?

Every MCAP graduate completes an FCA US LLC certification level 1. Depending on the school, students have the ability through work-study and internships to earn a level 2 certification.

How do I get a Mopar Dealer Sponsor?

Students entering the Mopar CAP may reach out to dealers on their own if they would like to be with a specific dealership for the program. If a student does not know any dealerships or does not have a preference, they should reach out to the school they are attending for assistance in finding a sponsoring dealership. Students do not need to commit to working for the dealer upon graduation although it is a great opportunity and a major benefit of completing the MCAP.

Are there MCAP scholarships available?

FCA US LLC does not offer any scholarships for their program but many different schools will provide scholarships. Student’s best bet is to check their school’s scholarship listings and to look for outside scholarships such as the Future Mechanic Grant. Check out our scholarships page for more information.

What does Mopar stand for?

Mopar is an organization within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which handles all parts, service, and customer care for FCA. The name Mopar is derived from two different words, motor and parts.

Is a Jeep a Mopar vehicle?

Jeep is a vehicle brand underneath the Mopar umbrella. Here is a list of all Mopar vehicle brands:

  • Alfa Romeo
  • Fiat
  • Chrysler
  • Jeep
  • Dodge
  • Ram
I graduated from Mopar CAP in 2017 and went straight into employment at my sponsoring dealer. This was huge for me as many of my friends were either still in school or stressing about where they would get a job. My job was already lined up by the time I graduated! Trey Fritz

Automotive Service Technician, Jeep Dealership

Mopar Mechanic School List

These are all of the schools in the nation that have partnered with Mopar to offer MCAP training to future mechanics:

Trade Schools offering MCAP

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage

Alabama

Lawson State Community College – Alabama

Arizona

Glendale Community College – Arizona
Pima Community College – Arizona

California

Cerritos College – California
Miramar College – California
College of the Desert – California
American River College – California
Evergreen Valley College – California
Los Medanos Community College – California
Fresno City College – California

Colorado

Arapahoe Community College – Colorado

Florida

Sheridan Technical College – Florida
Pinellas Technical College – Florida

Georgia

Gwinnett Technical College – Georgia

Hawaii

Leeward Community College – Hawaii

Iowa

Kirkwood Community College – Iowa
Des Moines Area Community College – Iowa

Illinois

Moraine Valley Community College – Illinois
Waubonsee Community College – Illinois

Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College (Kokomo) – Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College (Evansville) – Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College (Fort Wayne) – Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College (South Bend) – Indiana

Kansas

Washburn Institute of Technology – Kansas
Wichita Area Technical College – Kansas
Pittsburg State University – Kansas

Kentucky

Jefferson Community & Technical College – Kentucky

Louisiana

Delgado Community College – Louisiana
Sowela Community College – Louisiana

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Bay Community College – Massachusetts

Maryland

Community College of Baltimore County – Maryland

Maine

Eastern Maine Community College – Maine

Michigan

Grand Rapids Community College – Michigan
Kirtland Community College – Michigan
Mott Community College – Michigan
Wayne County Community College – Michigan
Oakland Community College – Michigan

Minnesota

Dunwoody College of Technology – Minnesota
Dakota County Technical College – Minnesota

Missouri

Ranken Technical College – Missouri

Mississippi

Northwest Mississippi Community College – Mississippi

North Carolina

Wayne Community College – North Carolina
Forsyth Tech Community College – North Carolina
UTI Mooresville – North Carolina

North Dakota

North Dakota State College – North Dakota

Nebraska

Southeast Community College – Nebraska
Metropolitan Community College – Nebraska
Northeast Community College – Nebraska

New Hampshire

Manchester Community College – New Hampshire

New Jersey

Mercer County Community College – New Jersey
Lincoln Tech (Mahwah) – New Jersey
Raritan Valley Community College – New Jersey

New Mexico

San Juan College – New Mexico

Nevada

Advanced Training Institute – Nevada

New York

Erie Community College – New York
Morrisville State College – New York
Rockland Community College – New York
Nyadi – New York
Suffolk County Community College – New York

Ohio

Sinclair Community College – Ohio
Cuyahoga Community College – Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma

Oregon

Mt. Hood Community College – Oregon
Linn Benton Community College – Oregon
Umpqua Community College – Oregon

Pennsylvania

Northampton Community College – Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County – Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania College of Technology – Pennsylvania
ATC (Exton) – Pennsylvania
ATC (Warminster) – Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

New England Institute of Technology – Rhode Island

Tennessee

Lincoln Tech (Nashville) – Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Elizabethton) – Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Knoxville) – Tennessee

Texas

Tarrant County College South – Texas
Texas State Technical College – Texas
San Jacinto College – Texas
Hill Community College – Texas
Tyler Junior College – Texas
Western Technical College – Texas
Austin Community College (Round Rock) – Texas
Austin Community College (Austin) – Texas
Lone Star College – Texas
Cedar Valley College – Texas

Utah

Weber State University – Utah

Virginia

Tidewater Community College – Virginia

Washington

Shoreline Community College – Washington

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Area Technical College – Wisconsin
Gateway Technical College – Wisconsin
Lakeshore Technical College – Wisconsin

Wyoming

Wyotech (Laramie) – Wyoming