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
4-Day Vehicle Electrification Series 1 (August 14-17, 2018)
4-Day Vehicle Electrification Series 1
Location: Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL)
Date: August 14-17, 2018 (8:30AM-4:30PM)
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology model offerings and production volumes continue to accelerate with each model year. Advanced technology vehicles with high voltage vehicle electrification populations are significantly increasing throughout the world, making it vital for educators, engineers, and technicians to have a thorough understanding of these technologies and systems. This 4-day practical and applications based course will concentrate on the systems that comprise vehicle electrification systems such as architectures, operation, functions, testing, and design considerations of the safety, power electronics, energy systems, and failure modes associated with HEV, PHEV, and BEV vehicles. This course will provide an environment in which participants can acquire a solid systems and integration foundation for applying this content to any product with vehicle electrification.
By completing this course, you will be able to:
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for educators, engineers, and technicians who are involved with instructing, diagnosing, servicing, designing, development, or manufacturing electrified vehicles or subsystems.
This course does not cover basic electrical concepts and assumes that the attendee already understands such concepts (voltage, current, and resistance) and a working knowledge of traditional vehicle powertrain systems. In order to best understand concepts discussed, all participants are encouraged to have driven an HEV and BEV prior to attending the course.
To register for please contact Dawn Zedolek at Lewis & Clark Community College directly:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 618.468.5785
3-Day Electrified Vehicles Inside & Out: A Whole Systems Technology View (April 26-28, 2018)
Dates: April 26-28, 2018 (8:30AM-5:30PM)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Price: $1,199 (B1G1 50% off registrations until February 28, 2018 with code 3DAY50)
This course covers the operation, diagnostics, and servicing of the centralized high voltage system used in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. This course will thoroughly cover the integration of the engine, motor-generator unit, battery pack, dc-dc converter and associated control systems. Scan tool data coupled with testing techniques, failure modes and failure analysis will be introduced in this course to help the technician develop their diagnostic methods and determine courses of action.
5-dAY Advanced Vehicle Electrification Systems (June 25-29, 2018)
5-Day Advanced Vehicle Electrification Systems
Date: June 25-29, 2018
Location: Portland, OR (Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus)
Price: $1,995.00 (Save 10% before January 30, 2018 with code 5DAY10)
This multi-course training events includes the following 1/2-day and 1/day events:
Electric Drive Vehicle Safety Systems
Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Battery Electric Vehicle, and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety Systems provide a critical function in ensuring the vehicle operator and service technicians remain safe when operating or servicing the vehicle. This course will cover the operation and servicing of the manual disconnect, low voltage Interlock Circuits, dc and ac Isolation Fault systems, and Active and Passive high voltage Bus Discharging circuits. The vehicle safety systems can routinely cause a loss of vehicle propulsion when they sense out of parameter input values. This course will use Scan Tool information, DVOM, high voltage electrical gloves (Class 0 / 1000V), and miscellaneous basic tools to analyze, test, and how to repair these safety systems.
Electric Transmissions (MGUs)
This course will provide the technician information and skill tools to address MGU testing and service requirements using a variety of diagnostic tools and methods. Hybrid, Plug-In, and Electric Vehicle Motor-Generator Units (MGU) are at the heart of the modern vehicle propulsion system. It is essential for technicians to be familiar with 1, 2, and 3 MGU system layouts, how MGU operation impacts customer complaints, vehicle performance, and the associated diagnostic codes. Using scan tool information, on-board special functions tests, and specialized off-board testing tools and methods are critical to help the technician identify failure modes, ensure proper vehicle performance and resolve customer complaints associated with the MGU, and help technicians properly service the vehicle.
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery Systems
NiMH chemistry is currently the predominant battery technology used in hybrid electric vehicles. This course will prepare the technician to diagnose and resolve battery pack issues that result in poor fuel economy and other driveabilty concerns. The operation of the battery cells, modules and internal components within the battery pack, along with known failure modes will be taught. Students will learn to apply advanced diagnostic techniques including specific vehicle drive cycles and scan tool data to determine power and energy performance of individual battery modules.
3-Phase Power Inverter Systems
This course will provide the technician information and skill tools to address Power Inverter service requirements. Hybrid, Plug-In, and Electric Vehicle Motor-Generator Units (MGU) are controlled by the Power Inverter and its associated controller software. The Power Inverter serves as the control for the system MGU and can serve as the main distribution point of the high voltage system. It is critical the Power Inverter failure modes, testing, and internal/external component servicing are understood by technicians to determine how the failure is associated with customer complaints, vehicle performance, and the associated diagnostic codes. Using Scan Tool information, on-board special functions tests, and specialized off-board testing tools and methods will be included as part of this course – and are critical to ensure proper vehicle performance and resolve customer complaints associated with the Power Inverter.
Electric Drive Vehicle Regen and Braking Systems: Operation and Diagnostics
Regenerative Braking Systems used in Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid Battery Electric Vehicles, and Fuel Cell Vehicles are an essential function to increase vehicle efficiency for the purposes of enhancing fuel economy and/or vehicle operational range. These systems also function in vehicle Hill Hold Assist and Creep Aid Control. Series or Parallel Regenerative braking systems can capture more than 30% of the energy lost in traditional vehicle braking through the use of brake emulators, braking control modules, and unique software controls. This course will provide the technician a solid fundamental background in how regenerative braking systems function and how these systems operate when combined with the base braking system. Diagnostics and servicing of braking systems will be covered including vehicles with special service concerns.
Electric A/C and Heating Systems
The speed in which a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) or Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) can be charged are dictated by the level of charging being used – Level 1, 2 or 3. Technicians will need to understand the differences between these charging levels, how charging times are effected, and what off-board and vehicle on-board equipment is necessary to perform each charging level. This course will define the 3 levels of charging and how the various vehicle systems are designed to charge at these levels and instruct technicians in how to use each level as part of vehicle servicing. This course will also provide information to prepare technicians and shop owners in how to plan for charging system installation and how to select a charger.
5-day Vehicle Electrification Series Product-Specific and CAN (August 6-10, 2018)
5-Day Vehicle Electrification Series: Product- Specific and CAN
Date: August 6-10, 2018
Location: Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus - Portland, OR)
Price: $2,295 (Save 15% before April 30, 2018 with code 5DAY15)
This course provides product-specific systems overviews, diagnostic techniques, and repairs. Vehicles featured in this course include the Nissan Leaf EV, Kia Soul EV, and BMW i3 EV. Emphasis is placed on the Control Area Network (CAN) of these vehicles. Additional details to follow.
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.