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Heartland Community College

EV Program Information

The Electric Vehicle Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare you to meet the demands of the emerging field of manufacture, diagnosis, service, and repair of electric powered vehicles. The AAS is designed for both traditional and nontraditional students with or without prior traditional automotive or electric vehicle experience. Students completing the Electric Vehicle Technology AAS will earn three stackable certificates aligned to in-demand occupations and industry certifications.

The EV AAS program may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. Courses are offered Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8am - 5pm in face-to-face and virtual formats. Students must have reliable access to a computer, internet, and transportation between the Heartland campus and the Electric Vehicle training facility which is located 5 miles from Heartland’s Normal, Illinois campus.   

Enrollment in EV courses is limited to 16 students due to laboratory capacity limitations.

Enrolling in EV coursework does not guarantee any current or future employment opportunities.

  • 60 credit hours

    Catalog Year 2021-2022

    General Education Requirements

    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

    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

    TECH 299

    Internship in Technology

    Total Credit Hours 44

    View the recommended program sequence.

    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.

  • Program Cost

    The following chart provides potential expenses you may incur in the HCC EV AAS Program. Totals may vary depending on previous completion of program coursework.

    Program Cost
    Fee Cost
    Tuition and Fees:

    • $158/ semester hour In-district tuition
    • $327/ semester hour Out-of-district
    • $9 / semester hour student life fee
    • $2/ semester hour program development and facilities enhancement fee

    Course specific fees may vary

    Books and Materials $500/ semester; reliable access to a computer and internet required
    Uniform/Shoes $400
    Travel to training and internship sites Varies by transportation method
    Optional ASE Certification Exams Varies by exam

    *All tuition, fees, and cost estimates are subject to change without notice

     Financial Assistance

    The Heartland Community College Financial Aid Office is here to help you. To get started, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Completion of the FAFSA will determine your financial aid eligibility. It is important to apply for financial aid EARLY. For further information regarding financial aid please contact the HCC Financial Aid office at 309-268-8020 or

    Visit our Financial Options page to find additional ways to pay for college. 

  • Apply to Heartland Community College

    Documents to Submit

    Meet with an Academic Advisor

    Call or visit an academic advisor to explore career goals and develop an academic plan.


    Upon application to the college all students are considered out of district until proof of residency is provided to Admissions. To learn more about how to meet the residency requirements visit residency and District #540 boundaries. For billing purposes, applicants are encouraged to verify in district residency as soon as possible.


    Some coursework in the EV AAS degree may require taking the ACCUPLACER Literacy or Mathematics Test or a waiver. Make an appointment with Heartland's testing center or determine if you can waive you placement test

    To schedule a date through Heartland, click on the Make Appointment page. Choose your testing location. Choose ACCUPLACER Reading. Leave the search parameters blank to see the dates the test is offered. You will receive a confirmation email to your account. 

    Transfer Students

    Students with credits from other automotive technology programs may enroll in Heartland EV coursework. Automotive credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. All other credits are subject to Heartland Community College's transfer policy.