Alternative Fuels — Electric Vehicles and Hybrids Proficiency Certificate

Cleaner Fuels for a Brighter Future

The perfect supplement to any automation technology degree, this micro-certificate will prepare you to stay on top of emerging technology in an industry where rapid evolution is certain to happen in the near future. Seeing as the federal government has recently invested billions of dollars to create new charging stations for electric vehicles around a national goal of making 50% of all new vehicles electric by 2030, these skills will soon become essential for those entering the field.  

This program was created as an add-on for our Automotive technology course sequences in order to keep our programming relevant to current markets and future market trends. Students will learn how to diagnose typical functionality issues in electric and hybrid vehicles and use current technology in order to perform repairs. Special attention will be paid to teaching how to create a safe working environment while working with these technologies.  

This program is open to all students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in relevant automotive technology programs and will be located in our state-of-the-art facilities at the Career and Advanced Technology Center (CATC).  

Career Options

Careers

Find your path.

Enter one of the following career paths with a degree or certificate from our Automotive Technology or Medium and Heavy Truck programs.

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians– est. salary $45,978
Automotive Engineering Technicians
– est. salary $54,503
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
– est. salary $43,092
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
– est. salary $55,900 

**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Alternative Fuels — Electric Vehicles and Hybrids Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
ALTF 101 - Electric Drive Vehicles AT 121 or MHT 112 or suitable documented industry experience 3 credits
ALTF 102 - Hybrid Vehicles AT 121 or MHT 112 or suitable documented industry experience 3 credits

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