Advanced Technology Vehicles
What is an alternative fuel? To learn about current and future technologies in the alternative fuel industry, enroll in one of the courses offered by the Automotive Technologies Program at LCC. These courses explore the newest technologies which apply to modern vehicles.
LCC's Automotive Technologies Program offers both an Advanced Technologies Vehicles Associate degree and Certificate of Achievement. This training consists of instruction in the following areas:
Introduction to Alternative Fuels - AUTO 260
Students will use various sources in the alternative fueled vehicle industry to learn what alternative fuels are available. Students will closely examine the technologies involved when using compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel for vehicles.
Electric/Fuel Cell Technologies - AUTO 263
This course is designed to help prepare the student to enter the automotive repair and service industry in the area of alternative fuels and advanced Technologies vehicles. It is an intensive study of vehicle electric and fuel cell theory, application, installation, diagnosis, service and safety regulations.
Gaseous Fuels - AUTO 264
This course is designed to help prepare the student to enter the auto repair and service industry in the area of alternative fuels and advanced Technologies vehicles. It is an intensive study of three gaseous fuels - natural gas, propane and hydrogen. Theory, application, installation, diagnosis and safety regulations will be covered.
Hybrid Fuel Technologies - AUTO 265
This course covers the fundamentals of hybrid vehicle Technologies. The course is intended to give the student an understanding of the types of hybrid vehicles, hybrid vehicle components, how hybrid vehicles operate and basic service procedures; this will enable the student to obtain employment as an advanced Technologies vehicle technician.
Hydrogen Application and Safety - AUTO 266
This course will give the student an understanding of the properties of hydrogen, it's use as a fuel for internal combustion engines and fuel cells, and the storage, transportation and safety considerations, enabling the student to obtain employment as an alternative fuel or advanced Technologies vehicle technician.
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies - AEET 218
This course will focus on fuel cell conversion devices and other hydrogen based technologies. The history of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, their application, instrumentation, specifications, codes, system designs and materials will be covered. Basic thermodynamics and heat/mass transfer Technologies will be discussed. Specific licensing, permits, and safety issues will be covered.
Transportation Maintenance Technologies
West Campus, Room M103
Phone: (517) 267-6406
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