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 Course Title:   Alternative Fuels and Power Technologies

 Title Abbreviation:   ALT FUELS/POWER TECHNOLO

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    215

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Operation, diagnosis and service of hybrid vehicles, including technician and responder safety. Discussion of ethanol, propane, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), fuel cells and other alternative fuels. Covers operation, diagnosis and repair of diesel engines in the automotive market.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107, AT 121, 131, 205, 210 and 212.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 88

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand safety procedures and concerns on hybrid-electric vehicles.
  2. Perform basic maintenance on hybrid-electric vehicles using proper safety equipment.
  3. Understand design and operation of E85 vehicles, propane vehicles, CNG vehicles, and diesel vehicles.
  4. Perform basic maintenance on diesel vehicles.
  5. Perform inspection of alternative fuel vehicles, including mechanical and fuel systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.4 Integrate concepts and analytical frameworks from multiple perspectives to develop one or more of the following: more comprehensive descriptions, multi-causal explanations, new interpretations, or deeper explorations of issues.
0.5 Analyze and reflect upon insights gained from integrating multiple perspectives in a purposeful project or experience.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Safety procedures on hybrid-electric vehicles.
  2. Basic maintenance on hybrid-electric vehicles.
  3. Design and operation of E85, propane, CNG, and diesel vehicles.
  4. Basic maintenance on diesel vehicles.
  5. Inspection of alternative fuel vehicles, including mechanical and fuel systems.