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TESL 101A - Tesla Student Automotive Technician (START) Program - A

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite:AUTO 260
Transfers to: CSU

This course is the first in a series of four courses intended to teach entry-level students about electric vehicle (EV) applications and the technology used at Tesla, Inc. The course is suitable for students already working in the battery electric/hybrid vehicle and energy technology field and students who have completed a two-year automotive program. This first course covers the history of the Tesla company, a product and model overview, and an introduction to Tesla's service network, laptop diagnostic system, and service/parts access. Technical skills covered in this series include high-voltage tools and safety systems, diagnoses using software applications (e.g., Fast Lane), service repair basics, basic chassis, driver systems, and thermal and heating ventilation air conditions (HVAC) system services. Río Hondo's Tesla START program provides students with skills needed for a successful career with Tesla, Inc. A formal application and interview process is required for acceptance into this course/program.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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