Electric Vehicle Technician Certification
The electric vehicle (EV) industry is, for the most part, a new and rapidly emerging sector. In 2015 there were 580,000 EVs sold worldwide. In 2021 there were 3.5 million EVs sold, and the projection for sales in 2030 is 40 million EVs. This exponential growth in EV sales has led to an unprecedented demand for technicians who are able to repair and service these vehicles and install and maintain residential and commercial charging stations.
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician training program is intended to address a global need for people who are skilled in diagnosing, servicing and repairing high voltage EVs and commercial charging stations.
The program has been developed for adult learners pursuing training through independent study, specifically students interested in improving their technical knowledge to diagnose, service and repair high voltage EVs and install, design and maintain residential or commercial charging stations.. No background in Auto mechanics or electronics is required and there are no post-secondary academic prerequisites, so anyone can get training in this rapidly-growing industry.
One of the main features of the program is the integration of theory with laboratory experiments and projects. The EV program consists of 14 modules of interactive curriculum using state-of-the-art simulation software with virtual lab/shop experiments, combined with videos, animations and real-world practical examples to reinforce the fundamental concepts of EV technology. Students who enroll in the program receive a licensed copy of CircuitLogix, which includes both 2D- and 3D-simulation. The average completion time of the fourteen training modules is thirty-two weeks of part-time study.
- Introduction to EVs
- Basic Electricity
- Direct Current Circuits
- Alternativing Current Circuits
- Power Electronics
- Batteries and Fuel Cells
- Battery Charing Systems
- DC Motors and Controls
- AC Motors and Controls
- Sensors and Actuators
- Communication and Control Systems
- Safety, Maintenance, and Repairs
- Autonomous Vehicles
One of the main advantages of using simulation software is that it provides much-needed “hands on” experience. In order to properly understand the operation of an Electric Vehicle, its components or charging stations it is necessary to spend considerable time working on them. But an actual EV or charging station would be inherently expensive to train on. In addition, it can be quite dangerous to work on a Electric Vehicle that is fully energized and start taking it apart, So how do you know if the equipment is live or not? How would you know the disconnect switch is actually being engaged, and if the battery disconnected from the vehicle?
3DLab Circuit Simulation
The 3DLab simulator is used in the introductory modules of the program to help students visualize basic electronic circuits and to begin to interact directly with them, just like in a real lab. The 3DLab software creates a multimedia environment that is very engaging particularly for students with no prior, or a minimal, electrical or electronics background. 3DLab allows students to safely perform experiments and further their understanding of simple electrical and electronics circuits that are fundamental to understanding how EV powertrains and control systems function.
CircuitLogix is a powerful, yet easy to use circuit simulation tool which includes thousands of electronic devices, as well as test equipment and troubleshooting tools. There are hundreds of pre-built laboratory projects that are part of the course curriculum, plus students can build and design their own circuits to further their knowledge and understanding of electricity and electronics. The focus of the lab projects is to reinforce the EV theory that is covered by enabling the students to test and troubleshoot actual circuit schematics that are used in EVs. By using CircuitLogix, students will enhance their knowledge and skills in the study of communication and power electronics by observing and interacting with devices and circuits that are common in EVs and hybrid EVs.
Learn to Service, Maintain, Program Electric Vehicles and Related Infrastructure
Using CircuitLogix, students have the freedom to safely test high voltage circuits that are part of an EV and gain an understanding of how these systems operate. High voltage battery packs, as well as AC motors and power inverters handling hundreds of amperes of current are all analyzed and tested using troubleshooting techniques that are taught in a “real-world” environment without the inherent risks of working on “live” equipment. In the same way airline pilots use simulators to safely learn how to fly a plane, we use simulation for EV technicians to safely learn how to service, repair and maintain high-voltage devices and circuits that are part of every EV.
Our pay-as-you-learn option allows you to enroll in the program for $580, which pays for the Interactive Learning Package including lab simulation software and the program material. Also included in this fee are the tuition, final exam, and ancillary fees for Module 1 as well as the technical and tutorial support for the module material. After you complete the first module, you simply pay for additional modules as you work through them. The remaining modules can be purchased individually at $90 per module or in groups. You can take up to 2 years to complete the program.
Register into a complete program and you will have full access to all modules and learning resources in the program. Full registration includes all tuition fees and learning material fees for the program and represents the entire program cost. It also includes the laboratory simulation software program and access to all of the learning resources for the 14 modules as well web-based supplemental resources, free tutorial and technical support and online testing.
Schedule: Continuous enrollment - Enroll any time that's convenient to you
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