Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Project: Updating Automotive Labs - Electric Vehicle (EV) & Hybrid Instruction


Cost: $991,000
Number of colleges participating: 9
Lead college: College of the Desert, Larry McLaughlin,
Colleges: Barstow, Chaffey, College of the Desert, Copper Mountain, Mt. San Jacinto, Palo Verde, Riverside City, San Bernardino Valley, Victor Valley

Sector: Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy

  • Program TOPS Codes: Automotive Technology (094800)
  • Metrics: Enrollments, Students Who Earn a Degree or Certificate

The transportation sector is an important sector for economic growth in the region. The project will integrate EV & Hybrid systems instruction by acquiring the necessary equipment and continuing faculty professional development and completes a program development process that began almost two years ago. The region’s automotive faculty are all in agreement about the need for this curriculum component and have already participated in many hours of training and collaborated on curriculum development, including participation in the state-level C-ID process. The only pieces remaining are to acquire the necessary equipment and implement the courses.

Status Update

Total Funded: $991,000

How to Get Involved

Resources to get involved coming soon.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.

Other Resources and Related Sites


Larry McLaughlin
College of the Desert