Jan 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

AO 250 - Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Technology

Credit Hours: 3

This lecture/lab course is a study of the current powertrains that operate on fuels other than gasoline including the electrification of vehicles.  The course discusses the diagnosis and repair of the components that make up these alternative fuel systems.  It also focuses on the repair of high voltage systems in a safe manner.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Safely test for isolation of the high voltage system in a hybrid vehicle.
  • Identify the type of powertrain an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle utilizes and locate the major components of the powertrain.
  • Compare and contrast the benefits of alternative powertrains against a gasoline powered engine.
  • Measure the quantity and quality of various fuels and compare against manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Utilize automotive scan tools and interpret manufacturer’s processes to correctly diagnose concerns with high voltage systems and fuel injection systems.
  • Demonstrate the proper replacement of alternative fuel delivery system components.

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