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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Electric Vehicle Technician (Tesla) Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers an optional one-quarter course of study for students in the GST/AST automotive program. This course leads to a certificate of completion in Electric Vehicle Technician service for Tesla Inc.

Program Advisor:

Luke Thompson
425-249-6156 Rm 2914

Program Navigator:

Amber Avery
206-546-4793 Rm 2914


Certificate of Completion (17.5 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 17.5 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $1700
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)


EPC: 712T

Program Prerequisites:

  • CASAS test score of 220
  • ESL level 5 or higher
  • Instructor interview
  • Permission to register
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of insurability (i.e. Dept. of Licensing driving record)
  • Most employers require drug testing

Work with your advisor to determine English and Math placement.

Core Requirements - 17.5 Credits

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at or 206-546-4719.

Tesla START - What is it?

The 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.

Program Outcomes:

Students successfully completing this program by maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or better should be able to:

  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.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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