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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. Vehicles used in class: Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Chevrolet Volt, the Prius. Additional vehicle components from the Nissan Leaf BEV, Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Ford Explorer Hybrid, Ford Fusion HEV, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, 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. It is required that the individual has completed Phase I (High-Voltage Safety) and highly recommended that the individual has completed Phase II (Hybrid Electric-Vehicle Systems) training before registering to enroll in the Phase III Hybrid Electric-Vehicle Boot Camp course.

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


Many Sections to Choose From

Dec. 12–16, 2022

Waitlist for Phase III


March 6–10, 2023
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May 8–12, 2023

May 22–26, 2023

June 5–9, 2023

June 19–23, 2023

July 10–14, 2023

July 24–28, 2023

Aug. 7–11, 2023

Oct. 30–Nov. 3, 2023



Light snacks will be provided. Lunch can be purchased in the school cafeteria or at local restaurants during the one-hour lunch break.

What Will I Learn?

Day 1: Getting Started

  • History, laws, regulations and standards
  • System types
  • Vehicle walk-arounds/familiarization
  • Operational characteristics
  • System operation
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle safety
  • Accidents and emergency rescue procedures

Day 2: Low- and High-Voltage Batteries

  • Overall system operation
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) types, use, and care
  • Low-voltage (LV) system operation and service
  • High-voltage (HV) system disabling procedures
  • On-vehicle measurements with multimeter and scan tool
  • HV battery operation and service
  • Operation and service of controllers and contactors
  • On-bench measurements with multimeter

Day 3: Inverters, Converters and Transaxles

  • Inverter/converter operation and service
  • On-bench measurements of transaxle with mega-ohm meter
  • DC-to-DC converter operation and service
  • On-vehicle measurements with multimeter and scan tool
  • On-bench measurements with multimeter
  • Transmission/transaxle operation and service
  • Regenerative braking operation
  • On-bench measurements with mega-ohm meter and milli-ohm meter
  • Starting system operation and service
  • On-vehicle measurements with multimeter and scan tool

Day 4: Cooling, Brakes, Steering, and HVAC Systems

  • Atkinson cycle internal combustion engine (ICE) operation
  • Cooling systems operation and service
  • On-vehicle measurements with multimeter and scan tool
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and service
  • Steering system operation and service
  • Braking systems operaton and serice
  • Scheduled maintenance precautions
  • Starting sytem operation and service

Day 5: Diagnostics

  • High-voltage (HV) system diagnosis and testing
  • HV system diagnostic strategy
  • Electronic service information resources
  • Scan tool types, usage and operation
  • On-vehicle exercises – interlock systems
  • On-vehicle exercises – HV circuit protection
  • On-vehicle exercises – plug-in charger malfunction
  • On-vehicle exercises – 12V battery charging system malfunction
  • On-vehicle exercises – transaxle motor malfunction
  • On-vehicle exercises – internal combustion engine performance malfunction
  • On-vehicle exercises – HV contactor malfunction

Course Fees and Materials

Your $1,535 course fee will include 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.

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

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.