Continuing Education

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CAR Continuing Education

The CAR Continuing Education program offers a range of educational tools that fit diverse training and professional education needs, and leverages the existing research and continuing education relationship between The Ohio State University and industry.

Why invest in CAR Continuing Education for your employees?

For more than 25 years, The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has responded to industry’s need for educational tools that allow for a faster and more focused training for their engineers. With successful, established academic-industry relationships, CAR is uniquely positioned to provide high quality, customized training to practicing engineers for success in the automotive, transportation, energy and mobility industries. 


Certificate Programs Customized to Fit Your Needs

CAR’s Certificate Programs combine graduate courses and short courses led by accredited, world-renowned Ohio State faculty, customized to suit the specific needs of our industry partners. Upon completion of this one-year program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from The Ohio State University College of Engineering as well as Ohio State graduate course credit.

Advanced Propulsion Certificate

Provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge analysis of the emerging new technologies involving electrified vehicles, energy conversion and storage systems in a specialized one-year certificate program. Learn more...

Powertrain, Modeling and Control Certificate Learn the key principles of dynamic modeling, optimization and control applied to common automotive and powertrain problems in a specialized one-year certificate program. Learn more...
Customized Certificates Created from CAR's credit and non-credit curriculum to equip individuals or companies with specialized knowledge and cutting edge skills for a new project or position change. Learn more...

Short Courses-A Fast and Efficient Solution to Upscaling Your Workforce

CAR is responding to industries need for educational tools that allow for fast and focused training for their engineers. Graduate level automotive engineering courses have been repurposed into a short course format that is fast, flexible and convenient. 

Online Learning for Professional Development

Participating in short courses through CAR's Continuing Education program is easy! Students can access online material at their convenience and complete the courses at their own pace. Students are provided with a one-stop-shop experience for course options, registration, payment and content access that simplifies and enhances their experience.

Blended Format

In addition to the online short courses, live office hours are offered throughout the program. Ohio State faculty and researchers are at your disposal for questions and discussions relevant to course content.