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 Nissan Leaf is currently the best selling battery electric vehicle in the world. There is a need for technicians and shops wanting to specialize in diagnosis and repair of the Nissan Leaf’s electric power-train, ancillary systems such as brake-by-wire, 360-volt A/C compressor, electric assisted power steering, and 120/240V charging systems.


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 Nissan Leaf. The program includes use of factory (Nissan) service information and special tools (such as the CONSULT III+) necessary to effectively and safely service the 2011 - 2014 Nissan Leaf in your shop.

  • An introduction to the Nissan Leaf BEV
  • Vehicle walk-around and features
  • Generic Electric vehicle safety
  • Nissan safety protocols
  • Jacking and Lifting the Nissan Leaf BEV
  • Technical walk-around and major component introductions and locations
  • High Voltage System Disabling
  • Lithium Ion Battery R&R and service
  • Power Inverter Module (AC~DC~AC)
  • DC-DC Conversion (12V Charging)
  • Electrical Achitiecture and CAN bus
  • Regenerative “Brake by Wire” System
  • HVAC System (High Voltage)
  • 3-phase AC Motor drive unit
  • SAE J1772 120/240V AC Charging System
  • DC Fast Charging via CHADEMO
  • Diagnostic Strategy
  • Nissan Web Service Information
  • Hand’s On Diagnostic Case Studies



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