I-CAR launches new Electrical and Diagnostics courses


By BW Staff

Ottawa, Ontario — October 31, 2017 — I-CAR has announced the launch of 13 new courses as additions to its Electrical and Diagnostics curriculum.

The not-for-profit education organization said it developed the courses in response to the collision repair industry’s need to understand both the “why and the how” of diagnostics.

A statement from I-CAR says that as the technology in vehicles has increased, identifying the required repair has become more complex. Modern diagnostic tools help, but technicians still need training to know when and how to use them. With potentially as many as 100 diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), understanding the information that is related to the current repair requires up-to-date knowledge and experience.

“If you haven’t incorporated collision repair diagnostics into your repair process already, it’s time,” said Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum and Product Development. “Technicians need these courses to get up to speed on diagnostics methods and technologies. I-CAR works with OEMs and diagnostic tool providers to ensure we get the best information out to the industry.”

The organization hopes the new courses will help determine the best approach for diagnostics and train technicians, estimators, and appraisers on implementing proper diagnostics techniques and procedures for complete, safe and quality repairs.

The courses will cover diagnostics, repair and calibration of electronic systems, mechanical access, diagnostics and vehicle communication network identification.

For more information, please visit i-car.ca.

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