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

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: Chevrolet Bolt EV, first and second generation Chevrolet Volt, and all four generations of the Toyota Prius. Additional vehicle components from the Nissan Leaf BEV, Toyota Prius Prime, Ford Fusion HEV, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, and Honda Civic HEV 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.

Where: Weber State University, Ogden, UT, Technical Education Building Room TE-214

Duration: Approximately 35 hours of course content delivered between Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

Parking: Stop at the information booth in front of the school and ask for a five-day parking permit for the A3 parking lot (Approximately $10 USD). Free parking may also be available.


Two Sections to Choose From

Dec. 9–13, 2019
March 2–6, 2020


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 $1,500 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


Courtyard by Marriot Ogden
247 24th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: (801) 627-1190

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.