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Heartland Community College

Associate in Applied Science - Electric Vehicle Technology

60 credit hours

Catalog Year 2024-2025

The Electric Vehicle Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the demands of the emerging field of manufacture, diagnosis, service, and repair of electric powered vehicles. The AAS and Certificates are designed to prepare individuals with the skills and competencies necessary for a variety of successful career options in assembly, maintenance and light repair, service advising, and as electric vehicle technicians through adoption of the habits and attitude necessary to excel in a highly competitive environment. The energy storage component of the program can be transferred from vehicles to post-vehicle battery second-life applications in stationary residential, commercial, and utility-scale energy storage systems.

The AAS is designed for both traditional and nontraditional students with minimum prior traditional automotive and/or electric vehicle experience. Students completing the Electric Vehicle Technology AAS will earn three stackable certificates aligned to in-demand occupations and industry certifications.

General Education Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Critical Reading & Writing 3
TMAT 103 or MATH 109 Technical Math 1 or College Algebra 4
Life Science or Physical Science

Any one IAI Life Science or Physical Science course

Humanities or Fine Arts

Any one IAI Humanities or Fine Arts course

Social Sciences

Any one IAI Social Sciences course

Total Credit Hours 16-17

Electric Vehicle Technology Core Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
BTEC 150 Customer Relations 1
CTEC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
ELTC 102 DC Electronics 3
ELTC 103 AC Electronics 3
ELTC 206 Digital Electronics & Microprocessors 3
EVES 101 Intro to Electric Vehicle Technology 3
EVES 110 Braking Systems 1 2
EVES 115 Steering & Suspension Systems 1 2
EVES 125 Electrical & Chassis Control Systems 1 2
EVES 210 Braking Systems 2 3
EVES 215 Steering & Suspension Systems 2 3
EVES 220 Climate Control & Thermal Management Systems 3
EVES 225 Electrical & Chassis Control Systems 2 3
EVES 235 High Voltage Architecture 3
REEC 234 Battery Technologies 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

Technical Elective


or CSCI 110

or DMED 120, DMED 260

Total Credit Hours



Suggested Sequence (full-time enrollment):

  • Fall Year 1: ELTC 102, ELTC 103, EVES 101, TMAT 103, REEC 234
  • Spring Year 1: BTEC 145, BTEC 150, CTEC 101, ELTC 206, EVES 110, EVES 115, EVES 125
  • Fall year 2: EVES 220, EVES 235, ENGL 101, Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts
  • Spring Year 2: EVES 210, EVES 215, EVES 225, Life or Physical Science, Technical Elective

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895