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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

About this microcredential

The tuition-free Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles microcredential course gives students in-depth training in hydrogen fuel cell systems and provides the knowledge needed to ensure safe practices with the push to reduce emissions in transportation to zero.

Prerequisite: Registered Apprentices or Red Seal Technicians in any of the following trades: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Agricultural Equipment Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson, Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician, Railway Car Technician, Diesel Engine Mechanic, Recreation Vehicle Service Technician, Collison Repair Technician, Truck and Transport Mechanic, Transport Trailer Mechanic.

What will you learn?

This course provides:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals and safe practices used when working with high-voltage hydrogen fuel cell systems.
  • An understanding of how hydrogen is produced and transferred safely.
  • Training on how high-pressure hydrogen storage systems function and the various safety systems in place in vehicles.
  • The skills to determine and address the servicing needs of fuel cell electric vehicle systems.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

With the push to reduce emissions in transportation to zero, alternate fuel vehicles are becoming available to the public and commercial sectors. There is a need to be informed on the safety aspects of owning and operating a hydrogen fuel cell or hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicle.