About This Program

Chrysler ProgramMOPAR CAP is a two-year program and graduates earn an AAS Degree. Students rotate class time and internship at their sponsoring dealership. During the internships, students receive hourly wages and pay increases based on performance.

Class size is limited to maintain a good instructor-to-student ratio. Quality candidates who apply early are chosen first. This program is offered at the Ankeny campus only. Classes begin mid-October each year.

Unlike conventional programs, where the student goes to college and then secures a job, at DMACC, the MOPAR CAP student secures an employer before starting the program. DMACC MOPAR CAP staff can assist you with this process.

MOPAR CAP students learn the skills necessary for entry into a highly skilled profession along with the opportunity to practice and develop these skills with a considerable amount of on-the-job training. MOPAR CAP helps to develop the diagnostic skills needed to work on today's automobile and start a career as a Chrysler dealer service technician.

Pay rates are negotiated between the student and their dealerships. As a guide, rates for students on internship have run between $7/hr up to $11/hr. In some cases, dealers are also helping the student with school expenses.

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