The Chrysler Foundation Donates $4000 to the Cerritos College Automotive Program

The Chrysler Foundation donated $4,000 to support the Cerritos College Automotive Program. The donation is in support of the Automotive Program’s MOPAR College Automotive Program (MCAP) and Chrysler Automotive Program (CAP).
Cerritos College CAP Instructor, Frank Vega and the check from Chrysler.
Cerritos College CAP Instructor, Frank Vega and the check from Chrysler.
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NORWALK, Calif. - April 4, 2014 - PRLog -- The MOPAR® College Automotive Program (MCAP) mission is to develop the best-trained force in the automotive industry by rotating between class time and on-site training.

The Cerritos College Chrysler Automotive Program (CAP) is a two-year AA degree and certificate automotive program designed to upgrade the technical competency and professionalism of the dealership technician. The program introduces the student to the very basic to the most complex automotive diagnosis and repair of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat vehicles.

Every semester, the students will spend 9 weeks of the 18 week semester in the classroom and the lab. The other 9 weeks they will be a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat Dealership. What the students learn in the classroom will be applied to real life diagnosis and repairs at the dealership.  Students get the opportunity to learn on the latest technology that Chrysler is producing. The Chrysler Group provides the vehicles, books and curriculum as well as on-line access to training usually only reserved for journeyman technicians.

"This donation is a big boost financially. It will help us to reach more people. Our partner, the Chrysler Corporation is investing in Cerritos College to attract a new generation of future technicians. With this donation we will continue to train an effective workforce and prepare them for careers in the automotive field,” said Automotive Instructor, Frank Vega.

The next CAP program at Cerritos College starts October 20, 2014. The last day to apply to the program is September 1, 2014. To find out how to apply for the program, visit:

To learn more about our Chrysler Automotive Program, visit or call Frank Vegas at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2973.


Cerritos College Automotive Technology Program offers certificates, degrees and special programs in automotive repair, collision repair, alternative fuels, smog training, advanced transportation technology and automotive management.

To learn more about our programs, visit or call Jessica Coronado at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2909.

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