This program focuses on electrical theory, diagnosis, and application with a concentration on electric and hybrid vehicles. The courses in the program are designed to give students experience with the electrical systems and electric propulsion systems found on modern automobiles. Once students complete the program, they may seek employment at new car dealerships, municipality service centers, or with specific electric vehicle manufacturers.
Twelve students are projected to complete the certificate annually.
The goal of the program is to assist students with employment at a new car dealerships, municipality service centers, or with specific electric vehicle manufacturers as a service technician.
Below are the program objectives
Students are required to complete an introductory course to give them basic knowledge of automotive systems. Students will continue with two electrical courses focused on electrical theory, electrical tools, and electrical applications on modern vehicles. The last two required courses are focused on electric and hybrid vehicles, giving students exposure to safe working practices and knowledge specific to high voltage systems.
The program was approved and recommended by the Santa Ana College Automotive Department advisory committee on June 10, 2019.
(Y1 or S1)
|AUTO-102 or 106||Auto Essentials or Automotive Maintenance||3 or 4||Y1|
|AUTO-260||Introduction to Electric Vehicles||4||Y2|