Automotive Technology: Mopar CAP

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
technician under the hood

About this program

Take your passion for cars and mechanical know-how and jump start a career in automotive technology. With the Mopar CAP program, you’ll learn the latest diagnostics and service essentials for Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, SRT, and FIAT vehicles. The curriculum alternates between eight weeks of class time and eight weeks of paid internships and runs four semesters. This hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and in the field is an excellent test run that will have you geared up to take your national certification exams and prepared for an exciting career in the field.


Student-to-Project Ratio


Paid Internships


Overall Placement


  • Service technician
  • Service equipment representative
  • Rebuilding shop assembler
  • Repair shop operator
  • Parts & inventory control

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Mopar Fundamentals of Automotive Technology (CAP110)
  • Mopar Automotive Electrical Systems (CAP120)
  • Mopar Dealership Internship I (CAP160)
  • Mopar Automotive Electronic Systems (CAP130)
  • Mopar Automotive Chassis Systems (CAP140)
  • Mopar Dealership Internship II (CAP161)
  • Mopar Automotive Climate Control Systems (CAP145)
  • Mopar Dealership Internship III (CAP162)
  • Mopar Engine Diagnosis and Repair (CAP210)
  • Mopar Automotive Engine Performance (CAP220)
  • Mopar Dealership Internship IV (CAP163)
  • Mopar Dealership Internship V (CAP164)
  • Mopar Automotive Manual Powertrain and 4-Wheel Drive Systems (CAP230)
  • Mopar Automotive Automatic Powertrain Systems (CAP240)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Humanities Elective (HUM) or
  • Social Science Elective (SSE) or
  • Art Elective (ART) or
  • Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
  • Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
  • International Field Experience Elective (IFE)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH124)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103) or
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)

Modern Fully-Equipped Labs

Test your technical know-how in our expansive two-acre under-roof facility where you’ll have access to late-model Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, SRT, and FIAT vehicles.

Student Experience

"The Mopar CAP program is a great way to jump start your career with industry certification and on-the-job training."

Taylor Herb

Automotive Technology: Mopar CAP


Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand with paid internships.

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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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More Information

Prospective students should contact the program immediately after submitting an application so that the available options are explained prior to enrollment. Student must have a valid driver’s license with no moving violations. Students will need a dealer sponsorship prior to the firsts Mopar Dealership internship course. Assistance with obtaining a dealer sponsor is available through the program coordinators.

Performance standards for successful completion of all CAP-designated courses follow established College guidelines. Additional performance standards established by the Chrysler Group will be used to determine if factory training credit has been earned through the Chrysler Academy. The Mopar CAP instructor will monitor student progress during the program.

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

View the Automotive Technology: Mopar CAP Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

  • Mr. Jordan M Cramer, Service Advisor-Service Manager, VanCampen Motors Inc.
  • Mr. Jay Frazzano, Technician, Nielsen Autogroup
  • Mr. Arthur L Fritz, Service Manager, Freedom CDJR
  • Mr. Rich Ganzermiller, Service Manager, Stetler Dodge Chrysler Jeep
  • Mr. Steve Kaiser, Jr., General Manager, Fairfield Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
  • Ms. Gayle Leinbach, Instructor, Berks Career & Technology Center
  • Mr. Ryan Sokoloff, '11, '12, Fixed Operations Director, Susquehanna CJDC

Admissions Counselor

Lisa Golfieri

SASC, Rm. 1077
800.367.9222 ext. 7515