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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 15 different vehicles used in boot camp: Eight BEVs: All four Tesla Models S, 3, X Plaid, and Y. The Ford 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. 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 Not required between May 1 and Aug. 15.


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

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

Day 3: High Voltage Batteries and Inverters

  • HV battery operation and service
  • On-vehicle Battery removal and installation procedures
  • Inverter/converter operation and service
  • Regenerative braking operation
  • On-vehicle measurements with Scan Tool
  • On-bench measurements with Mega-Ohm Meter and Milli-Ohm Meter

Day 4: Transmissions, Motors, Cooling, HVAC, and Braking Systems

  • Transmission/Transaxle operation and service
  • Electric Motor Types
  • 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
  • Braking systems operaton and serice

Day 5: Plug-In Charging and Vehicle Diagnostics

  • Plug-In Charging Systems and Testing
  • On-vehicle exercises – Plug-In Charging System Testing
  • High Voltage (HV) system diagnostic strategy
  • Electronic Service Information Resources
  • Scan tool types, usage, and operation
  • On-vehicle exercises DTCs and Data Access for Diagnostics

Course Fees and Materials

Your $1,535 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.

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.