Legacy EV, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) aftermarket applications and education programs, has announced that automotive technician students at the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program at Northeast Texas Community College can earn an EV certification.
It will be the nation’s first program offered by an accredited college to prepare students to work on EV systems and conversions, according to Legacy EV. The announcement was made during the 10th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show in Gardena, California, on May 14.
“We’re thrilled to announce this new Legacy EV certification program for the students at the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program,” said Mavrick Knoles, president and co-founder of Legacy EV. “As EVs continue to make up greater market share among drivers, the demand for technicians who are trained in repair and maintenance is critical. Working with the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program, we are establishing a new standard for EV education as we train the next generation of auto mechanics.”
Legacy EV’s certification for the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program will include a five-part curriculum that offers an education on EV history and technology including motors, batteries, chargers and converters, the company said, as well as hands-on work on EV motors.
“Carroll Shelby was committed to embracing new technologies and blazing new trails,” said Jon McCullough, executive vice president for advancement at Northeast Texas Community College. “Before he passed, Carroll forecasted the automotive industry’s embrace of electric technology. That future is coming to fruition, and we’re honored that his automotive program will be the first in the country to offer an on-campus EV certification from an accredited college.”
An accelerated course is planned for the Summer 2022 semester. Legacy EV’s certification will be available as a full semester elective course beginning Fall 2022 for current students at the Northeast Texas Community College.