Automotive Technology: Mopar CAP Emphasis
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This curriculum covers fundamental and advanced operating theories of automotive systems and components. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnose malfunctions in automotive systems. The course work emphasizes the development of skills in service, repair, and test procedures on Chrysler vehicles and systems. Specialized service courses prepare students for advancement in Chrysler Group LLC dealerships. The major also prepares students to take written certification examinations (e.g., the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence examinations), vehicle safety inspection, and Chrysler Group certifications. Specific courses prepare the student for transfer to four-year majors, such as Automotive Technology Management.
New major effective Fall 2014
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About the curriculum
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Accreditation & Industry Connections
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $36,610 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,810, and the top 10 percent earned more than $60,070.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Automotive Repair and Maintenance||224,150||$17.00||$35,360|
|Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores||59,670||$16.27||$33,830|
|Local Government (OES Designation)||18,780||$23.04||$47,930|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Special Admissions Requirement
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