2017 Arizona High School Auto Challenge

Arizona High School Auto Challenge:

Testing date (Online): Wednesday January 28th 2017 @ your location 

Hands-on Challenge date: Friday April 28th 2017 @ Glendale Community College @ 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302

October 10 2016

Subject: MCCCD Opportunities

At MCCCD (Maricopa County Community College District), we are excited about your school’s participation in the 2017 Arizona High School Auto Challenge. You are about to lead your students into an experience that’s had a profound impact on many young men and women’s careers and lives. Every school or student that enters the competition has a chance to earn a place in the hands-on challenge! Everyone who sets out on this path opens the door to an experience that prepares him or her for the dynamic and challenging field of automotive technology. MCCCD is proud to be a part of that experience!

MCCCD has a rich 54 year history and is one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving more than 128.000 students each year at a tuition cost of $86.00 per credit hour for Arizona residence. The programs offered at MCCCD include those leading to a two-year associate degree, and occupational certificates, as well as online classes, and dual enrollment programs. As you teach your students the skills necessary to service modern cars and trucks, I am hopeful that you will encourage them to consider a career in today’s exciting automotive service industry. In doing so, please encourage them to consider MCCCD as a post-secondary opportunity offering advanced automotive training through certificates and degrees. Knowing that your leadership is the critical factor in creating interest among your students.

Please keep up the good work!



Bryce Bond & Steve Skroch                           Don Davis                                                          Steve Folks
Mesa Community College                             Glendale Community College                       Gateway Community College
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Dear Automotive Instructor:

Get your students ready to start their engines! MCCCD (Maricopa County Community Colleges) is proud to announce the start of the 2017 Arizona High School Auto Challenge. Put your Juniors and Seniors to the test as they compete against other high school students statewide to illustrate their automotive skills and expertise. MCCCD will host the second annual Arizona High School Auto Challenge at Glendale Community College located @ 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302.  Written test is scheduled for Wednesday January 28th 2017 at your site via computer/internet and the hands-on challenge is scheduled for Friday April 28th 2017 @ Glendale Community College. Throughout the challenges, contestants vie for placement, scholarships and prizes!

About the Competition

The Arizona High School Auto Challenge features an online 50 question multiple choice qualifying exam, and then the top 10 qualifying schools in the State will have a team of 2 seniors and 1 alternate travel to Glendale Community College and demonstrate their automotive skills “hands-on” by fixing a uniformly “bugged” vehicle while attempting to exhibit the highest level of quality workmanship in the lowest total time. Automotive technology changes at a fast pace and the Arizona High School Auto Challenge seeks to give students a real-life experience repairing vehicles with the most current technology.

Benefits to the Students

The Arizona High School Auto Challenge highlights the importance of encouraging talented young people to pursue careers as automotive service technicians. The Arizona High School Auto Challenge qualifying exam gives all students the experience of sitting for the ASE certification tests. Arizona High School Auto Challenge will be giving out awards, tools and scholarships for one of the following Colleges, Mesa Community College Automotive Program, Glendale Community College Automotive Program and Gateway Community College Automotive Program.


The cost for entry into the program is $100.00 per school with an automotive program (a minimum of two Seniors students per team with one alternate for the hands-on challenge). Only Junior and Senior students can participate in the written exam (please see rules for complete details). Only Seniors can compete in the hands-on challenge. There are NO additional fees for hands-on challenge. Applications must be postmarked by December 20, 2016.  Don’t delay, register today!   Registration for 2017 AZ HS Auto challenge final.pdf

Further Information

We realize you have a choice competing in Arizona High School Auto Challenge and thank you for your consideration.

Contact me by email bryce.bond@mesacc.edu, or call us at (480) 461-7642.

Arizona High School Auto Challenge




Application Fee for 2017

Arizona High School Auto Challenge

($100 per School) Name of Instructor(s):






NOTE: Application must be postmarked by December 20, 2015.

Only one application per school.

Check must accompany application. Thank you!

RETURN TO: Mesa Community College

                           Arizona High School Auto Challenge (Attn Bryce Bond)

                           1833 W Southern Ave

                           Mesa, Arizona 85202


An e-mail address is mandatory as it will be the primary form of communication.

Incomplete applications may be returned.

For your team to be eligible for the 2017 AZ HS Auto Challenge

this application must be postmarked by December 20, 2016.

Downloadable Information:


Registration for 2017 AZ HS Auto challenge.pdf

Student Worksheet Form:

a Student info worksheet 2017 Challenge fillable.pdf

Student Consent Form:

a Student consent form for Challenge fillable.pdf

Instructor Consent Form:

a Instructor Consent form fillable.pdf

Written Exam and Contest Rules:

Rules for Challenge.pdf

Email for more information: