2018 Arizona High School Automotive Challenge

October 04, 2017

Subject: MCCCD Opportunities

At MCCCD (Maricopa County Community College District), we are excited about your school’s participation in the 2018 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 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 $85 per credit hour for Arizona residents. 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 todays 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
Don Davis
Steve Folks
Steve Skroch


Dear Automotive Instructor:

Get your students ready to start their engines! MCCCD (Maricopa County Community Colleges) is proud to announce the start of the 2018 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 hands on challenge at Gateway Community College, 108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 on Friday April 27th 2018. 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 on Wednesday Jan 24th 2018 The top 10 qualifying schools in the State will have a team of 2 seniors and 1 alternate travel to Gateway Community College Friday April 27th 2018 and demonstrate their automotive skills “hands-on” by fixing a uniformly “buggedvehicle while attempting to exhibit the highest level of quality workmanship in the allotted 90 minutes. 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 per school with an automotive program. You can test as many students as you wish, just know we will only take scores from your highest Senior and Junior for placement. 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

Included in this Packet are:

  1. Registration Information
  2. MCCCD W9
  3. MCCCD Opportunities information
  4. Application and Invoice

Further Information
We realize you have a choice competing in Arizona High School Auto Challenge and thank you for your consideration. For more information visit our website athttps://www.mesacc.edu/departments/applied-sciences-and-technology/autom... , email bryce.bond@mesacc.edu, or call us at (480) 461-7642.