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Automotive Alternative Fuels

The emphasis of the Automotive Alternative Fuels Certificate is on key alternative vehicle systems including their basic operation, function, and service. The systems include engine management, emission controls, electronic/electronic controls, and on-board diagnostics related to alternate fueled vehicles.

This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, and parts suppliers, as well as fleet services specializing in alternative fuels. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework. 

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AUTO 10 Introduction To Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 11B Auto Electronics & Electrical Systems 4
AUTO 40D CNG/LPG Diagnosis & Repa​ir 5.5
AUTO 43A Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Technology 3
AUTO 45A Intro To Alternative Fuel Vehicles 2
AUTO 92A Biodiesel: Characteristics​, Use & Production 2
AUTO 95A Auto Work Experience* 2
*For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.