• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Batteries
  • Course #: ATEC2805
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides hybrid electric vehicle high voltage battery design and basic testing techniques. Battery safety and control systems will be covered. Both nickel-metal hydride and lithium batteries will be covered, but the primary focus will be on nickel-metal hydride battery technology. Furthermore, the 12 volt system will be covered as it pertains to the high voltage system.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Safely disable hybrid electric vehicle high voltage systems
Define battery state-of-charge
Test high voltage interlock systems
Identify types of high voltage interlock systems
Evaluate pre-charge systems
Evaluate high voltage safety systems
Analyze high voltage battery construction
Perform battery tests
Analyze battery management systems
Contrast high voltage battery technology
Evaluate battery pack contactors
Analyze battery scan tool data to determine state-of-charge

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ATEC2800 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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