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TESL 100A - Tesla Student Automotive Technician (START) Program - A

Unit(s): 9.00

Prerequisite:AUTO 260
Transfers to: CSU

This course is the first of a two-part course for students in the Tesla START program. The course is intended to teach entry-level technicians about the technology used in Tesla motors. Topics include safety when working in or around high voltage, maintenance, regeneration braking, inverter power transfer, battery technologies, battery management systems, high voltage bus and charging, pack connector and penthouse controls, and autonomous technology. Electric vehicle applications and their integrated systems from Tesla motors are used to discuss physics of battery storage, material composition, and high-voltage generation systems. This course is suitable for students already working in the battery electric/hybrid vehicle and energy technology field; the Tesla START program provides students the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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