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TESL 101B - Tesla Studnet Automotive Technician (START) Program - B

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite:TESL 101A
Transfers to: CSU

This course is the second 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. The course covers a product and model overview, ongoing product changes, computer firmware applications, and and introduction to the Tesla service network through service center shadowing. Laptop diagnostic systems, service/parts access, and factory repair times (FRT) skills are also introduced. Technical skills covered in this series include high-voltage interlock loop (HVIL) and driver safety systems, diagnoses using software applications (e.g., Fast Lane), customer interactions, alignment, chassis, sensor systems, heat pump basics, thermal and heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system services, and drive motor basics. 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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Whittier, CA 90601

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