Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

MDC and Tesla START have partnered to offer the Advanced Automotive Service Technology – Tesla Technician Career Technical Certificate, an intensive 16-week electric vehicle service training program designed to provide students with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla. During the course of the program, students will develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning.

Students will also be taught enhanced soft skills and team-based repair practices. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates have the certification necessary for job placement as Service Technicians at one of Tesla's Service Centers across the country, including South Florida.

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Program Details

This CTC program consist of two courses that prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to the repair, service, and maintenance of Tesla's all-electric vehicles. Students will learn Tesla’s products and diagnostic tools, as well as safety equipment and procedures.

Areas of study include:

  • HVAC
  • Brake and chassis systems and components
  • Electrical/charging
  • HV Powertrain
  • Driver Assist systems
  • Infotainment systems and components

Career Prospects

This program provides initial preparation for employment as:

  • Tesla Service Technician

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone legally authorized to work in the United States, with a valid driver license and a High School Diploma or GED and post-secondary automotive education level. You don't need to be enrolled at MDC to apply.

Students already enrolled at MDC can apply.

International students who want to apply must have permission to work in the United States to be accepted.

Past automotive repair experience is not required but highly recommended.

This is a 16-week, intensive, full-time program. Students should plan on work and study hours that range from morning to evening. Some weekend participation will be required, possibly including Sundays.

Tesla will collaborate with graduates from the program for job placement as a Tesla Service Technician at Service Centers in South Florida and across North America. Relocation may be required depending on available job openings.

Close to the start of each new cohort.

Tesla will provide the required tools, equipment and educational content required to be a successful student at the Tesla Technician program.

Students will receive a stipend from Tesla for the hours dedicated to the program. Additionally, the students accepted can apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Yes, the TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) is one of the requirements to register for the program once you are selected.

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