TEMPE, Arizona – May 16, 2022 – Legacy electric vehiclea leader in electric vehicle (EV) aftermarket applications and training programs, announced that automotive technician students from the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program at Northeast Texas Community College can obtain an EV certification. It is the nation’s first program offered by an accredited college to prepare students to work on electric vehicle systems and conversions through a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on training. The announcement was made at the 10th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show in Gardena, Calif. on May 14.
“We are thrilled to announce this new Legacy EV certification program for students in the Carroll Shelby Automotive program,” said Mavrick Knoles, president and co-founder of Legacy EV. “As electric vehicles continue to capture a larger market share among drivers, the demand for trained repair and maintenance technicians is critical. Together with the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program, we are setting a new standard for EV education as we train the next generation of automotive mechanics.
The Legacy EV Certification for Carroll Shelby Automotive program will include a five-part program that provides in-depth training in the history and technology of EVs, including motors, batteries, chargers and converters. During the hands-on portion of the course, students will work on EV motors and learn how to apply what they already know about gasoline engines to electric motors.
The legendary Carroll Shelby spoke about the electrification of the automotive industry in a interview published by Ford Performance. “…we touch on so many things that I find interesting,” Carroll Shelby said. “Electric cars, different types of fuel. They call them the “green years”. And I would love to be there to see how it works. I would like to be part of it. »
His company, Shelby American, showcased the Shelby® Mustang Mach-E GT concept at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2021. This pioneering attitude motivated the college to embrace an electrified future.
“Carroll Shelby is committed to embracing new technologies and blazing new trails,” said Jon McCullough, executive vice president for advancement at Northeast Texas Community College. “Before his death, Carroll foresaw the adoption of electric technology by the automotive industry. That future is coming to fruition, and we are honored that its automotive program is the first in the nation to offer EV certification on the campus of an accredited college.
An accelerated course is scheduled for the summer 2022 semester. The Legacy EV certification will be available as a full-semester elective beginning in the fall of 2022 for current Northeast Texas Community College students.
About Legacy EV
Legacy EV is the first electric vehicle (EV) company to offer complete EV conversion kits, EV components, training courses and technical construction assistance. Legacy EV can convert the fleet to electric power, build custom electric vehicles, or provide parts and training for mechanics to ensure the transition to electric vehicles does not result in the loss of ICE vehicles and trusted auto mechanics. For more information, visit https://legacyev.com/
About the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program
The Carroll Shelby Automotive Program is designed to prepare students for the job market and offers degrees and certificates to help students achieve their individual career goals. Students are trained in the basics of automotive knowledge with input from our industry partners to prepare automotive technicians for the future. Click here for more information.
About Northeast Texas Community College
Northeast Texas Community College is a public institution located in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Its campus is located in a rural area with a total enrollment of 3,091. The school uses a semester academic year. The student-faculty ratio is 20 to 1. The highest degree offered at Northeast Texas Community College is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences. To visit https://www.ntcc.edu/ for more information.