Instructor: Dr. Mark Quarto

Course Length: Three Modules (Each containing approximately one hour of instruction)

Course Handbooks Included: 1 digital copy per module

Learning Assessments: Post-lesson scored quizzes (one quiz per lesson) 

Certificates of Completion: One certificate of completion is provided to the participant after completing the training series lessons and learning assessments. Certificates remain available for download in user dashboard while the account is active.

Duration of Access: This course and its lessons, materials, and assessments will be available for 90 days after purchase. Certificates of completion will be available to the participant in their user dashboard while the account is active (even if not currently participating in any courses).

Recommended Prerequisites: 

  • High Voltage Safety and PPE (#AODHVS010)
  • High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems (#AODHVVSS001)


Traditional vehicles need maintenance and hybrid and electric vehicles also need even more maintenance care, due to the different operating modes and additional High Voltage systems.  The hybrid vehicle contains more cooling systems, an electric drive or transmission, and need special care of the High Voltage system to ensure optimal operation.  This course will focus on how to maintain the engine and High Voltage systems on hybrid vehicles and how to educate the customer and make them aware of how their vehicle needs to be maintained.  Ford, Honda, Lexus, Toyota hybrid electric vehicle products are featured in this course.

At the conclusion of this course, technicians will know which hybrid systems need special maintenance and how to perform this maintenance service.  Scan Tools and PID data will be used to identify system operation and help the technician determine what systems need additional maintenance care.  


This course is recommended for: All Automotive Service Professionals (Business owners, service managers, service advisors, and technicians)

Related Courses: Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems (#AODIHEV011)


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1

    • Battery Pack, Power Electronics, and Transmission Testing/Maintenance

    • Part 1 Battery Pack, Power Electronics, and Transmission Testing/Maintenance Quiz

  • 2

    Part 2

    • Battery Pack Stress Testing: Scan Tool PIDs and DTCs

    • Part 2 Battery Pack Stress Testing: Scan Tool PIDs and DTCs Quiz

  • 3

    Part 3

    • Special Maintenance Topics for Hybrid Vehicles

    • Part 3 Special Maintenance Topics for Hybrid Vehicles Quiz

Pricing options

This course is part of the Unlimited Training Subsrcription, but you can also purchase this course individually. Make one payment at a discounted rate, or make three equal payments over three months.

About the Instructor

Dr. Mark Quarto

Dr. Mark Quarto is a Vehicle Electrification expert with over 30 years in the automotive industry. In addition to being an instructor and special consultant to FutureTech Auto, Dr. Quarto is the founder of Quarto Technical Services (QTS), which provides engineering services, diagnostic equipment, training, technical support, and consulting in Vehicle Electrification to all facets of the automotive industry.

Responsibilities include design and development of: diagnostic test equipment & software, management and technical education, curriculum and training programs, and technology innovations with solutions focused on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Propulsion and Energy Management Systems. These unique diagnostic techniques and applications are effectively used globally supporting automotive aftermarket businesses.  

Other professional experience includes 28 years at General Motors Company with the last 16 years dedicated to Advanced Vehicle Engineering and as an Engineering Group Manager. Responsibilities included management, development of control and diagnostics systems, and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs.  Prior 12 years included Service Training Development Manager and Resident Instructor in the technical training environment.  

Specialized Education includes a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specialized in design, development, and technical education systems for hybrid and electric vehicles including high voltage energy and propulsion systems. Master’s Degree and two Bachelor Degrees all are in the areas of Electrical Engineering and Automotive Technology.