Hands-on training is the gold standard for automotive service professionals. It's a way to get involved with new vehicle systems in a learning environment! Access provides hands-on training in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell systems diagnostics and repair at different points during the year. Check out the available courses below for their content, locations, and dates.
Hands-On Training Events
Our new training schedule will be posted by October 30, 2018. Check back or subscribe to receive updates!
5-Day AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE AND ELECTRONICS COURSE
2018 5-Day Summer Workshop
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTICIPANTS FOR ATTENDING THIS COURSE! We've completed this pilot course and have launched the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camps: Fundamentals, Intermediate, and Advanced. Hit the button to the left to learn more!
Date: June 25-29, 2018
Location: Portland, OR (Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus)
Modern automotive control systems have blurred the lines between microcontrollers (MC), electronics devices, and network systems. Highly complex software (S/W), hardware (H/W), and interface systems in modern automotive architectures are compelling automotive instructors and technicians to cultivate new knowledge and skills to more fully understand the interactions of these systems. The course elements covered are as follows:
This course contains the following topics:
Monday, June 25
Tuesday, June 26
Wednesday & Thursday, June 27-28
Friday June 29
Industry Technology Update
Students will be responsible to bring their own laptop computer to the course (with at least one operating USB port) for the purposes of operating the MC and permit software applications to be installed for developing S/W code. The students may elect to bring their own oscilloscope, DVOM, and miscellaneous small hand tools to work with the electronic devices and circuits. This course is designed for individuals with minimal or no experience in S/W development or coding, and minimal to average experience with analog & digital electronics circuits and devices.
5-Day Vehicle ELectrification Series Product-Specific and CAN (August 6-10, 2018)
5-Day Vehicle Electrification Series: Product- Specific and CAN
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTICIPANTS FOR ATTENDING THIS COURSE! We hope you enjoyed the content provided by the instructor Yves Racette. If you are interested in attending this course, or want to host this course in the future, please use the botton to the left to contact us.
This course provides product-specific systems overviews, diagnostic techniques, and repairs. Vehicles featured in this course include the Nissan Leaf EV, and Kia Soul EV. Emphasis is placed on the Control Area Network (CAN) of these vehicles.
The Nissan leaf was introduced in 2011 and is one of the most popular electric car for the masses. This section will cover an overview of the vehicle followed by more specific details on the components and how they operate. Technicians will know the Nissan Leaf Safety intervention, high voltage system operation and its controls. An overview of the 2013 to 2017 changes are covered.
• Introduction & Overview
• High voltage Safety and precaution
• High Voltage battery
• Powertrain ( Motor and Reducer)
• Electronics (Inverter, DC to DC & OBC)
• Climate control System
Kia Soul EV:
The Kia Soul Electric Vehicle is equipped with several new technologies that require new diagnostic processes. This section will introduce and familiarize technicians on Kia’s new electric vehicle, including vehicle knowledge, operation, safety, vehicle systems, components and high voltage systems.
• Kia Soul EV , Overview & Features
• High voltage battery
• Motor & Motor control
• OBC & LDC (On board charger & DC-DC Converter)
• Climate Control
The Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest, most exhilarating sedan on the road. With unparalleled performance delivered through Tesla's unique all-electric powertrain,this section will introduce and familiarize technicians to the Tesla Model S components, high voltage battery information and details, high voltage awareness, motor and drivetrain design and details.
• Introduction and safety
• Charging and High voltage battery
• Motor and transaxle
• Power control unit ( MCU/HCU/LDC)
Access carries a large portfolio of training courses that range from 1/2-day to 5-day events. If you wish to host a single- or multi-course training event, or have a group of 8 people or more that want to hold a private training event, please contact us.