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Phase III: Hybrid & Electric-Vehicle Boot Camp (in-person)

Join us for an entire week of hands-on training at our Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Boot Camp. Learn how to service, diagnose, and repair hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and battery-electric vehicles (BEV). High voltage Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is demonstrated and used in this class during hands-on exercises.

Get your hands on 16 different vehicles used in boot camp: 

* Eight BEVs: All four Tesla Models S, 3, X Plaid, and Y. The Ford Lightning, Mustang Mach-E GT, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Kia Niro EV, and Nissan LEAF. 

* Two PHEVs: The Chevrolet Volt and the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV. 

* Five HEVs: The Ford Explorer Hybrid, three generations of the Toyota Prius, and the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. 

* Additional vehicle components from the Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Jeep Wrangle 4xe PHEV, Ford Fusion HEV, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Kia Niro Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and Honda CR-V Hybrid, Accord Hybrid, Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Civic HEV, Acura MDX, and RLX Sport Hybrid are also covered.

Intended Audience: Do-it-yourself hobbyists, hybrid and electric vehicle owners, fleet vehicle technicians and managers, service technicians, service managers, high school and college auto shop teachers, factory training center instructors, vehicle engineers, and service engineers.

Weber State University, Davis Campus
2750 University Park Blvd. Layton UT
Computer & Auto Engineering building room 131

Duration: Approximately 35 hours of course content delivered between Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Professor John D. Kelly of the WeberAuto YouTube channel.

Parking: Visitor or Day Permit
A virtual visitor or day permit may be purchased online by visiting Not required between May 1 and Aug. 15.


Many Sections to Choose From

Waitlist for Phase III


April 29–May 3, 2024

May 6–10, 2024

May 20–24, 2024

June 3–7, 2024

June 24–28, 2024

July 15–19, 2024

July 29–Aug. 2, 2024

Aug. 12–16, 2024

Oct. 28–Nov. 1, 2024



Light snacks will be provided. Lunch can be purchased at local restaurants during the one-hour lunch break. A refrigerator and microwave oven are available if you bring your own lunch.

What Will I Learn?

Day 1: Vehicle Operation, Maintenance, and Scan Tools

  • Laws, Regulations, and Standards
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle System Types
  • Vehicle walk-around/familiarization 
  • Operational characteristics
  • System Operation
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vehicle Safety
  • Scan Tool Familiarization

Day 2: Electrical Review, Scan Tools, Low and High Voltage Systems

  • Review of Basic Electrical Concepts
  • 12V Low voltage system operation and service
  • Tesla 16V low voltage systems
  • DC-to-DC converter operation, diagnosis, and service
  • On-vehicle measurements with Multi-Meter and Scan Tool
  • Operation and service of controllers and contactors
  • High Voltage Interlock Circuit Operation
  • Overall high-voltage system operation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) types, use, and care
  • HV system disabling procedures
  • On-vehicle measurements with Scan Tool
  • On-vehicle measurements with Multi-Meter

Day 3: High Voltage Batteries and Thermal Management

  • Battery Terminology
  • On-vehicle measurements with Scan Tool
  • HV battery configurations for thermal management
  • HV battery operation and service
  • On-vehicle Battery removal and installation procedures
  • Cooling systems operation and service

Day 4: HVAC, Transmissions, Motor types, Inverters, and Braking Systems

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and service
  • Heat pump system operation
  • On-vehicle measurements with Multi-Meter and Scan Tool
  • Energy usage and driving range loss calculations
  • Electric Motor Types
  • Inverter/converter operation and service
  • Regenerative braking operation
  • Atkinson cycle Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) operation
  • Transmission/Transaxle operation and service
  • On-bench measurements with a milli-ohm resistance meter
  • On-bench measurements with a megohm insulation test meter
  • Loss of high voltage isolation demonstration and diagnostics

Day 5: Plug-In Charging and Vehicle Diagnostics

  • AC Plug-In Charging Systems and Testing
  • On-vehicle exercises – AC Plug-In Charging System Testing
  • DC Fast Charge Plug-In Charging Systems and Testing
  • Tesla Supercharging operation and diagnosis
  • On-vehicle exercises – DC Plug-In Charging System Testing
  • Driving range, energy usage, and trip planning
  • Accidents and Emergency Rescue Procedures

Course Fees and Materials

Your course fee will include 12 months of online training access to reference materials to help you work safely on high-voltage vehicle systems. You will also receive a hybrid and electric vehicle Phase III training certificate from Weber State University.

*Upfront payment by either check or credit card will need to be made at the time of registration before individual(s) will be registered for the class requested.

What to Bring?

  • Z87+ rated safety glasses
  • Laptop computer or tablet to access online portions of class
  • High-cotton-content clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes (preferably ASTM F 2413-11 EH-rated safety toe shoes)
  • High-voltage class 0 1000V gloves in your size (loaners will be available). Search for Salisbury class 0 gloves


There are more than 10 local area hotels to choose from within one to three miles from campus. More details on accommodations.

Beyond Boot Camp

At the end of this course, you will be ready to take the xEV Level-2 Technician Electrical Safety Certification

You are now ready to take the ASE L3* Light Duty Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Certification examination.

Additional in-depth hybrid and electric vehicle training classes are available through the Departmet of Automotive Technology at Weber State University. See for more information.

*Note: ASE A6 and A8 certifications are prerequisites for the ASE L3 certification.

Phase I: Start off with this Online High-Voltage Safety Training Fundamentals course.
Phase II: Register for the three-day Online Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems course.

Electric Vehicle Training is brought to you by WSU's Department of Automotive Technology.
College credit may be available for passing all three training phases. Contact Jessica Slater, Automotive Department Chair, for additional information.