Electric Vehicle Technician (Tesla) Certificate

Overview

This intensive 12-week training program, Tesla START, provides students with the skills necessary for job placement as Service Technicians at Tesla Service Centers across North America.

Students will develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs, and self-paced learning.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
17.5 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Apply employability skills for success in an entry-level automotive technician position.
  2. Perform common maintenance, inspection, and service procedures for the eight automotive systems: Electric Drive systems and Axels, Brakes, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension and Steering, Electrical/Electronic Control, and Vehicle Performance.
  3. Identify and apply safe work practices working on/with vehicle systems, tools, equipment, lifts, ventilation, and hazardous waste disposal.
  4. Utilize service information systems to obtain specifications and proper service and maintenance procedures.
  5. Utilize service information and skills to diagnose basic automotive concerns.
  6. Utilize service information to remove and replace failed components.

Careers & Opportunities

The demand for dealer-trained technicians should remain strong over the next decade. Employment opportunities exist as a Tesla Technician.