This course will begin on May 4, 2021 and registration has now closed.

Still want to attend a Virtual Fundamentals Boot Camp in 2021? Registration for Track 3 (November 9 - December 9, 2021) is open now!

Virtual Instructor-Led Lecture & Hands-On Training

A blend of scheduled training with a live instructor and self-study in an online format, with hands-on components shipped to you!

Track 1: May 4 - August 5, 2021 (See below for details)


Instructor: Dr. Mark Quarto

 

Format: Scheduled Instructor-Led and Self-Study online training

  • Course Orientation immediately available upon registering
  • Each Lesson is made available on the same day as instructor-led training via Zoom

 

Course Materials: 

  • Physical Tool & Component Kit shipped to participants
  • USB Drive with Software and additional materials
  • Online Resource Library 

 

Certificate of Completion: 

  • Awarded after successful completion of the course

 

Participant Requirements:

  • Pre-requisites: None (Automotive electrical experience is helpful)
  • A computer with at least two functioning USB drives 
  • Internet connection with speed to support multi-participant teleconferencing
  • Oscilloscope or DVOM
  • Ability to attend all instructor-led training sessions


 

Dates: May 4 – August 25, 2021 (Track 1 - 2021)

  • Scheduled Instructor-Led Session Start Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM PDT 
  • Registration Deadline: April 25th, 2021
  • See the Course Curriculum below for lesson/session topics


Overview and Information

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Course Curriculum and Activities

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • Boot Camp Orientation and Virtual Course Requirements

    • How to set up your webcam in your workspace

    • How to set up your workspace

    • Automotive Software & Electronics Fundamentals Boot Camp - Content Overview

    • Sample Pre-Session Checklist

    • Message from the Instructor

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Introduction, Resistors, Diodes, and Projects #1 and #2

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor-Led Group Session #1 (Zoom Password: 965412)

    • Self-Study Content to be completed BEFORE next Session

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Capacitors (DC Controls), BiPolar Transistors, and Projects #3 & #4

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Lesson #2

    • Timed Quiz Link

    • Timed Quiz Validation (Result Upload)

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #3

  • 4

    Lesson 3: MOSFET Transistors, Opto Isolators, and Projects #5 & #6

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Lesson 3

    • Timed Quiz Link

    • Timed Quiz Validation (Result Upload)

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #4

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Counter-Dividers, Op-Amps, Comparators, and Projects #7 & #8

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Lesson #4

    • Timed Quiz Link

    • Timed Quiz Validation (Result Upload)

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #5

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Hall Effect Sensor, Schmitt Trigger, and Projects #9 and #10

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Lesson #5

    • Quiz to be completed BEFORE Session 6 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before 2 p.m. PT June 3, 2021

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #6

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Digital Logic Gates and Project #11

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Optional Self-Study Content

    • Instructor Led Group Session #6

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 7 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before 2 p.m. PT June 15, 2021

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #7

  • 8

    Lesson 7: Voltage Level Shifters, Buffers, and Projects #12 & #13

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Session #7

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 8 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before 2 p.m. PT June 17, 2021

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #8

  • 9

    Lesson 8: Introduction to Arduino Controller Systems, Developing Pseudo-Code & Algorithms, and Software Coding Structure

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Session #8

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 9 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate(s) Upload - To be completed before 2 p.m. PT June 29, 2021

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #9

  • 10

    Lesson 9: Software Programming Syntax

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Session #9

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 10 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before 2 p.m. PT July 1, 2021

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #10

  • 11

    Lesson 10: Timing Circuits - Blinking LEDs & Voltage Detection Controls

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Session #10

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 11 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before Session 11 begins

  • 12

    Lesson 11: 0V - 25V Digital Voltmeter System, Measuring Voltage System (Analog to Digital Conversion), IF-ELSE Functions, and Projects #16, #17, and #18

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Session #11

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 12 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before Session 12 begins

    • Self-Study Content to be completed before Next Session #12

  • 13

    Lesson 12: FOR Loops Controls, Pulse Width Modulation Controls, and Projects #19 & #20

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor Led Group Session #12

    • Quiz to be completed before Session 13 Begins

    • Quiz Certificate Upload - To be completed before Session 13 begins

  • 14

    Lesson 13: WHILE Loop Controls, Logic Gate (Boolean) Controls, and Projects #21 & #22

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor-Led Group Session #13 (Zoom Password: 356784)

    • Timed Quiz Link

    • Timed Quiz Validation (Result Upload)

    • Optional Self-Study Content

  • 15

    Lesson 14: Final Course Capstone Project

    • Pre-Session Checklist

    • Instructor-Led Group Session #14 (Zoom Password: 693378)

    • Timed Quiz Link

    • Timed Quiz Validation (Result Upload)

    • Capstone Project Submission

What is a Virtual Hands-On Session Like?

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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.



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