Mar 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


CAP-Chrysler, AAS

The Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP), cosponsored by DMACC and “Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA), is a two-year automotive program designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of the incoming Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership technician. The curriculum, designed by Stellantis and DMACC, leads to an Associate degree in Automotive Technology and Stellantis Level 2 Technician Certification. The program involves classroom lecture, laboratory experience and dealership work experience.

This program is Accredited thru the ASE Education Foundation at the Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST) level.

For more information about the Mopar CAP- program, please visit our website at

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Students start in October each year

Students interested in a late start should contact the program chairperson.

Program Entry Requirements

1. Interview with Program Chair.

2. Accepted by Chrysler as a participant

3. All program participants must be employed by a participating Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a CAP-Chrysler AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 74

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

CostsSemester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Semester 5Semester 6
Books (approximate) 450150250000

Approximate total for program: $17,226**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

+ Tool costs includes substantial initial discounts. Investment may vary from these cost estimates depending on brand purchased

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Will work at a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service department.
  • Service Chrysler automobiles to keep them from developing mechanical problems (preventive maintenance).
  • Diagnose drivability problems so repairs can be made.
  • Make systematic examinations, adjustments; repair and replace defective parts of cars and trucks.
  • Use different kinds of testing equipment, such as engine analyzers, compression gauges, electrical test meters, lab scopes and computers.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Use your hands to do technical and manipulative skills with accuracy.
  • Use hand tools and interpret readings from meters, gauges and computers.
  • Establish effective interpersonal relations with customers and coworkers.
  • Read and understand technical information off a computer and from technical manuals.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and take proper remedial measures.
  • Lift and carry objects up to 60 lbs.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

  • Basic math and reading skills are a must.
  • Students must provide own hand tools at the beginning of the program, approximately $3,000.
  • Anticipated average starting salary $37,440 (

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work with others in a safe, professional, respectful, and constructive environment.
  2. Use verbal and written information as required by the industry to effectively communicate with customers, coworkers, and employers.
  3. Perform preventative maintenance, checks and services to industry standards.
  4. Repair vehicle systems according to industry and vehicle manufacturer specifications and standards.
  5. Evaluate vehicle systems using manufactures published diagnostics.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to operate diagnostic and repair equipment.
  7. Complete the required Chrysler training.


Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at (2021)