Auto Tech, Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP), Level 2 Certificate


Program Information

Students wanting to shift their career plans into high gear should look no further than the MOPAR CAP Chrysler automotive technology program at San Jacinto College. Cars and trucks are much more complex than they used to be, increasingly relying on complicated computer systems and electronics for operation. At San Jacinto College, students will get the right training on a variety of makes to excel in the ever-changing and always exciting field of automotive technology. The MOPAR CAP Chrysler program provides students with the opportunity to explore several exciting career avenues, including service technician, parts counter, service writer, shop foreman, service manager, and car sales--all areas that reward strong talent.

The MOPAR CAP Chrysler automotive technology program:

  • Offers hands-on training to learn the automotive fundamentals for Chrysler vehicles including Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat;
  • Provides course materials and the opportunity to Earn While You Learn as students are also employed as dealer technicians while completing the program; 
  • Allows students to earn credits in the Chrysler Academy Technical Training Curriculum;
  • Gives students experience needed to prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence exam;
  • Trains in diesel repair; and
  • Provides training manuals at no cost to students, for a savings of up to $480.

Additional Information

All automotive technology programs at San Jacinto College are accredited through ASE Education Foundation.

Career Opportunities

The Automotive Technology MOPAR CAP Chrysler program prepares students for careers in dealerships as:

  • Service technicians,
  • Parts counter persons,
  • Service writers, and
  • Car salesmen.

Earning Potential

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: $50,337 per year1


Source:, median salary Gulf Coast region, 2022

For more information, students may contact Blake Banning, Program Coordinator at 281-998-6350, x1521 or or

Kay Richardson, Department Chair at 281-991-2608 or


Central Campus


The Mopar CAP Level 2 Certificate prepares individuals for entry level employment as automotive service technicians. San Jacinto College can provide the training students need. Today’s automobiles are equipped with multiple computers and extensive electronics. Servicing vehicles equipped with active suspension, satellite guidance systems, and computer controlled, multi-valve engines requires highly specialized training. Upon the completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification exams and be ready for full-time employment in the automotive service industry. Students interested in the Mopar CAP Level 2 Certificate program must meet with the CAP Coordinator or Department Chair before registering for automotive classes.

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

Plan of Study


Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering 4
AUMT 2288 Internship - Automotive Technology 2
Second Term
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 2421 Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair 4
AUMT 2188 Internship - Automotive Technology 1
Summer Year One Term
AUMT 2313 Automotive Drivetrain and Axles 3
AUMT 1345 Automotive Climate Control Systems 3
Third Term
AUMT 2417 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I 4
AUMT 2425 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 4
AUMT 2288 Internship - Automotive Technology 2
Fourth Term
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
AUMT 2434 Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II 4
AUMT 2288 Internship - Automotive Technology 2
 Total Credits45

Capstone Experience: AUMT 2288 Internship - Automotive Technology

Eligible for credentialing exams

Note: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for San Jacinto College.

Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course.

Exceptions must be approved by the Department Chair.