Electric Vehicle Professional (EVP1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) and Southeastern Technical College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a training partnership on July 11, 2023.

The Electric Vehicle Professional Technical Certificate of Credit (EVP1) was designed at the request of Hyundai to prepare students for entry-level employment in the electric vehicle production industry. Those that complete this training pathway will be preferred for employment with HMGMA. Training emphasis will be placed on safe and effective automotive shop operations, automotive electrical principles, and the operation and service of electric vehicles. Graduates will have the skill set to work in sub-assembly shops building components. They could also work on the floor of production facilities to put the sub-assembly together to manufacture electric vehicles.

The standard curriculum for the Electric Vehicle Professional Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which either one (1) or more of the required courses are offered. The program generally takes one (1) semester to complete when all courses are offered. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of eight (8) credit hours, but may substitute AUTT 1020 in place of AUTT 1015, making the program twelve (12) credit hours.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Clarifying Information for EVP1 Students

  • Potential HMGMA employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • HMGMA will not support any type Visa/sponsorship for potential employees.
  • Employment at HMGMA may require occasional travel (domestic & international).
  • HMGMA employees must be 18 years old or older.

In-State Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,186 - $1,586
  • Books/Supplies/PPE Use: $600
  • Other Program/Course Fees: $100
  • Curriculum Outline (8-12 hours)
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
Occupational Courses (8-12 hours) 12
AUTT 1010

(Prerequisite: None) This course introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.

AUTT 2105

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisite: AUTT 1010) This course introduces experienced automotive technicians to the differences in operation and service procedures for EV and Hybrid vehicles. The fundamental safety protocols that must be observed when performing service procedures on these types of vehicles are also addressed in detail. Topics include the review of electrical/electronic systems principles, types of EV/Hybrid vehicles in the market, safety equipment, PPE and special tooling, and standard EV/Hybrid shop safety protocols.

Choose One (3 or 7 hours) 7
AUTT 1015

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisite: AUTT 1010) This course introduces automotive electrical principles emphasizing basic electrical circuit laws and diagnosis and service/repair of 12V batteries.

AUTT 1020

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) This course introduces automotive electrical systems emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, instrument cluster and driver information systems, and body electrical systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.

AUTT 1015 and AUTT 1020 may not be offered during the same semester; thus, students planning to earn the EVP1 program credential, must take the courses that are offered during the semester.
Students taking 1020 as part of EVP1 sequence of courses will also earn an embedded TCC called the Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician.
AUTT 1020 can be substituted in place of AUTT 1015, but AUTT 1015 cannot be substituted in place of AUTT 1020.

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Swainsboro Campus - Building 2, Office 2104


Automotive Technology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Southeastern Early College & Career Academy (SECCA)

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