Online Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician Training
Certificate Training Program
The EV Technician .certificate program will train a new generation of electric vehicle (EV) specialists to diagnose, service and repair high voltage EVs and install, design and maintain residential or commercial charging stations.
About the program
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician Certificate 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. Our program is the right choice whether you are an automotive technician interested in repairing & servicing electric vehicles, an Electrician interested installing & maintaining commercial/residential charging stations, or anyone interested in joining the EV revolution
The self-paced distance education program is designed for adult learners seeking independent study in the rapidly emerging Electric Vehicle sector. Our EV Technician program is intended for 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. This program has no post-secondary academic prerequisites.
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.
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.
CircuitLogix is used to create examples: A PWM using digital oscillator to vary duty cycle.
Animated examples are used throughout the program to better communicate EV theory and application
George Brown College offers you a number of easy registration options, to make it convenient and affordable for you to register in the Electric Vehicle Technician Certificate. You can register for the program in full, or if you prefer, you can pay module-by-module with our pay-as-you-learn option or just purchase the curriculum material on its own. Our pay-as-you-learn option gives you the ability to begin the program after paying a portion of the cost, and as you work your way through the program you will pay for your next module as you access it. If you are on a budget, this can be a great way to get started on or continue your education without a huge up-front investment.
Additional Online Program Resources
The Student Resource Center includes discussion forums for access to other students taking the EV. Online exams are also accessed within the Resource Center, submitted online for marking and then posted to the student’s account in the Resource Center, giving exam results almost right away.