Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This curriculum is designed to meet the need for automotive technicians with education in the advanced technologies used on current vehicles. Such advanced technologies include electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles, as well as the advanced control systems used on these and other advanced vehicles. The program provides instruction on the theory of operation, application, and diagnosis of the systems used in these vehicles.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Auto Mechanic, State Safety Inspector, Service Advisor, Maintenance Technician, Parts Clerk, and Service Writer

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: To enroll in this program, students must have the following background or the program head's approval: (1) experience in the automotive repair field and (2) completion of AUT 241 - Automotive Electricity I, AUT 242 - Automotive Electricity II, and AUT 245 - Automotive Electronics. Students interested in entering this program are required to meet with the program head before registering for their first semester.






AUT 230

Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles



AUT 243

Automotive Control Electronics




Humanities/Social Science Electives 3


AUT 253

Electric Vehicles



AUT 254

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles



AUT 256

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles



Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Career Studies Certificate



1 PHI 220, PHI 225, ECO 120, PSY 200, SOC 200

Name Program Email Phone
Lawrence Schwendeman Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology CSC LSchwendeman@reynolds.edu 804/523-5938

Common Job Titles1: A/C Technician (Air Conditioning Technician); ASE Master Mechanic (Automotive Service Excellence Master Mechanic); Auto Technician; Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic); Automobile Technician; Automotive Drivability Technician; Automotive Mechanic (Auto Mechanic); Automotive Service Technician; Automotive Technician (Auto Technician); Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician (Certified Automotive Service Excellence Master Automotive Technician); Drivability Technician; Heavy Line Technician; Lube Technician; Master Automotive Technician; Master Technician; Mechanic; Oil Bay Technician; Quick Service Technician; Service Technician; Transmission Rebuilder

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 3,558

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $29,100 - $59,400

Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.