Academy provides training programs developed and designed to ensure the safety of EV drivers, first responders, mechanics and the general public.



Auto industry experts estimate that there will be well over 3.5 million EVs driving North American roadways by 2020. The industry is seeking qualified technicians to safely and effectively diagnose, and repair these all-new power-train systems. Systems that employ large, lithium-ion battery packs powering 3-phase AC electric motors that deliver up to 600 HP, all controlled by high-power electronics which operate at over 400 Volts.


The Chevrolet Spark is a popular EV due to its low price-point, fast DC charging, and 140 km range. There is a need for technicians and shops wanting to specialize in diagnosis and repair of the electric power-train, battery management system, ancillary systems such as brake-by-wire, 360-volt A/C compressor, electric power assisted steering system, and Level 3 480V DC fast charging system.


Sun Country Academy instructors have the electric vehicle experience and training necessary to create the next generation of automotive technicians. After taking the program, technicians will be able to seamlessly and safely diagnosis and repair ANY and EVERY electrified vehicle by using factory tools, specialized software, and highvoltage equipment. In short, we have the EV expertise.

Receive hands-on electric vehicle training from our staff of highly experienced and factory trained instructors


40 hours (5-days) of specialized and comprehensive hands-on training on the Spark EV. The program includes the use of General Motors GlobaConnect service information and factory special tools necessary to effectively and safely service the 2014 - 2015 Spark EV in your shop.

  • An introduction to the Chevy Spark EV
  • Vehicle walk-around and features
  • Generic Electric vehicle safety
  • GM safety protocols
  • Jacking and hoisting the Chevy Spark EV
  • Technical walk-around and major component introductions and locations
  • High Voltage System Disabling
  • Lithium Ion Battery inc. R&R and service
  • Power Inverter Module (AC~DC~AC)
  • DC-DC Conversion (12V Charging)
  • Electrical Architecture and CAN bus
  • Regenerative Braking System
  • HVAC System (High Voltage)
  • 3-phase AC Motor drive unit
  • SAE J1772 120/240V AC Charging System
  • SAE CCS 480V DC Fast Charging System
  • GM Service Information /Global Connect
  • GM MDI scan tool and GDS2
  • GM Corporate Diagnostic Strategy
  • Reflashing control modules Via TIS2WEB
  • Hand’s On Diagnostic Case Studies


For more information about the courses offered by Sun Country Academy and how to register.