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:

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Not sure where to start? We can put you in contact with whatever school you would like. Start your path to your dream career as a mechanic below!

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

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.

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 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

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