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Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate

Take your automotive technician training to the next level by earning San Juan College's Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate. Our program will teach you to maintain electric and other alternative energy vehicles. Learn from our expert instructors and train in our advanced shop. You'll become a more knowledgeable auto mechanic or be ready to start a career as an EV technician.

Why Complete an EV Technician Training Program?

More and more electric and alternative energy vehicles are hitting the road. According to industry estimates, about 50% of all new vehicle sales will be all-electric by 2030. That means the automotive industry needs qualified technicians to repair these vehicles.

By completing an electric vehicle technician training program, your skills will be in high demand. You can work at a local dealership or manufacturing facility to diagnose and repair electric vehicles. Your advanced skills may also command a higher salary. Make a wise investment in your future with our Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate program. 

Why Enroll in the Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate Program at San Juan College?

Firsthand EV Technician Training

San Juan College offers one of the best Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate programs in New Mexico. Through our training,  you will develop the skills you need to diagnose and repair electric and hybrid vehicles. You will learn and practice hands-on tasks in our 70,000-square-foot shop. Your practical training will take place using state-of-the-art computers, tools, and equipment.

Industry Partnerships and Expert Faculty

SJC partners with Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota to ensure our students work with the latest technology. They donate vehicles, special tools, and access to specific vehicle repair information. That means you'll get up-to-date knowledge on the latest advancements in vehicle technology. You can use your newfound skills right away as an EV technician or automotive technician.

In addition, our faculty are factory-trained ASE Master Technicians with years of field service. They will teach you auto repair best practices and about the latest technologies.

ASE-Certified Automotive Training Program

San Juan College's certificate programs are certified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), meaning you'll get a top-tier education and hands-on experience. Our Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Technology Certificate program teaches the required content ASE specifies to help you pass the ASE Certification tests.

Affordable Certificate Program

Make a smart investment in your career as an automotive or EV technician. SJC's low tuition rates combined with our advanced program will help you to move up in your field. We also offer scholarship opportunities to lower your cost. Find out if you can get your electric vehicle certificate tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships.

What You'll Learn in the Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate Program

Develop the skills you need to repair electric and other alternative fuel vehicles. You can complete this advanced program in two years or less. Important topics include:

  • Electric circuits
  • Fuel cell operation and safety
  • Heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle steering, suspension, and brake components and function
  • Shop and electric vehicle safety
  • Specialized vehicle components
  • System diagnosis and repair

At the end of the program, you will need to apply for ASE's Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist (L3) Test. It is the first advanced-level test offered by ASE for light duty hybrid/electric vehicle technicians. You will receive L3 Certification once you pass the exam.

Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate Curriculum

Explore San Juan College's Automotive Shop

Get practical experience on electric and hybrid vehicles in our 70,000-square-foot shop. Our expert professors will teach you how to use advanced computers, tools, and equipment.

Careers and Outcomes

Completion of the Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Technology Certificate will show you have skills to become an electric vehicle technician. You will be able to earn a higher salary because of your advanced skills.

Job opportunities for graduates include:

  • EV technician
  • Service writer at dealerships
  • Automotive parts salesperson
  • Car and truck salesperson
  • Small business owner

Program Requirements

To enroll in the Certificate in Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Technology Technician program, you must have completed the graduation requirements of one of the SJC Automotive programs or have equivalent industry experience as determined by SJC's Automotive Program Coordinator. Contact Don Beauregard at beauregardd@sanjuancollege.edu or (505) 566-3291.

ASE-Accredited Programs in New Mexico

SJC's Automotive Technology programs are accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation. The ASE Education Foundation evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry. It also develops career-readiness education for students, which fuses local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience, and mentorship together.

Next Steps

Start your application so you can enroll in the Electric Vehicle and Fuel Cell Certificate program. The application process is easy, and you can apply online at any time!

Apply Now

If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to the Automotive Coordinator or Automotive Recruiter about our EV and Fuel Cell Certificates. 

Contact the Automotive Recruiter


Phone: (505) 566-3337

Trades and Technology,
Room 2409

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.