NSC Electric Vehicle Technology Program Guide

Welcome to the 30-credit Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate program developed by the National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Consortium (NSC). The NSC is a collaborative of ten colleges in nine states funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop new workforce training programs in five technical pathways: Composites Technology, Cyber Technology, Electric Vehicle Technology, Environmental Technology, and Mechatronics Technology. This file contains all of the materials created for the NSC Electric Vehicle Technology Program Guide (program overview, information about the industry, the curriculum, program infrastructure, the role of the business community, student success strategies, and related documents). To review and download course materials, including teaching toolkits, syllabi, lesson plans, and miscellaneous instructional materials, look for the twelve courses with the name beginning Course: NSC Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate Program in the National STEM Consortium Learning Resources Collection in SkillsCommons. The full NSC Electric Vehicle Technology program, including interactive online modules, also is available on the Open Learning Initiative website, www.oli.cmu.edu (see link below).
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Anne Arundel Community College
automotive internal combustion engine, engine theory and operation, various engine designs, component inspection and precision measuring, gaskets, lubricants, sealants, coolants, modern engines., electricity theory basics, electrical circuits basics, Ohm's Law, circuit diagnostics basics, battery operation and testing, starting/charging systems, electronic technology, theory/practical experimentation in D.C. circuits: series/parallel/series-parallel circuits, meters to measure and evaluate signals and operating voltages, Identification of basic electronic components, actual and schematic symbols. Ohm's/Watt's/Kirchhoff's Laws, Superposition Theorem, electronic software program, scientific calculators, basic algebra, "electrical accessory systems, body/accessory modules, networks scopes/meters, wiring diagrams/schematics, "safety procedures, motor technology, controller/inverter technologies, EV conversions, regenerative braking, fuel cell technology, EV and HEV service and repair, scan tool operation, battery technology

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) endorsed the Electric Vehicle Development Technology Certificate program/courses "with high marks" through an RFP process for meeting specific knowledge and skill demands of the employers in the automotive manufacturing industry., Collaborated with Ivy Techs Automotive Advisory Board employers to redesign and contextualize the curriculum throughout the program. Several regional advisory board employers provided valuable feedback on certifications required, soft skills needed and level of math required in industry. Automotive Institute Steering Committee discussed and endorsed the EV/Automotive Institute Program including calendar, curriculum, nationally recognized certifications, CT and TC degrees and a statewide dress/uniform code.
Industry Sector:
Wholesale Trade -- Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (441)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations -- Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (17-2072)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Engineering Technologies/Technicians (15)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
NSC Electric Vehicle Technology Program

Copyright / Licensing

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