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Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technician Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Hybrid courses are taught summer quarter only. Fall and spring admission to the Automotive Technician program.
Prerequisites
Graduation from an ASE/NATEF certified program or two years of industry experience with instructor’s permission. Must have approved safety glasses, coveralls and high-voltage gloves. Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or equivalent.

This certificate covers the history and evolution of hybrid, electric and alternate-fuel vehicles; general safety precautions and procedures; and required and recommended tools for servicing. This certificate is designed to give students the theory and hands-on experience needed to safely and confidently service this growing vehicle population.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and must have the required tools by the start of the second quarter.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
IAUT 102Introduction to Automotive Trades3
IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical4
IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes5
IAUT 130Automotive HVAC2
IAUT 139Basic Automotive Welding5
AUTH 105Hybrid/Alternate Fuel Introduction & Safety2
AUTH 110Alternate Fuel Vehicle Systems2
AUTH 115Toyota Hybrid System Overview2
AUTH 120Toyota Prius Hybrid System2
AUTH 125Honda Hybrid System Overview2
AUTH 130Honda Civic IMA Hybrid System2
AUTH 135Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid System Overview2
AUTH 140General Motors & Other Hybrid Systems Overview2
AUTH 145Advanced Lab & Final Exam Preparation2
18 Credits of Automotive Technician Courses18
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
 Technical Credits70

Introduction to Automotive Trades

Item #
IAUT 102
Total Credits
3

This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Students will learn about the industry, automobile safety, pollution and hygiene, basic hand tools, fasteners and resume preparation.

Co-requisites
IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Item #
IAUT 104
Total Credits
4

This course is an introduction to automotive electrical systems. Students will learn electrical theory, basic electrical testing equipment and procedures and proper wire splicing and repairs.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Item #
IAUT 115
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive steering, suspension and braking systems. Students will learn the basic theory of these systems, how to put a vehicle on a lift and perform inspections, and how to perform a four-wheel alignment.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Automotive HVAC

Item #
IAUT 130
Total Credits
2

Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 139.
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Basic Automotive Welding

Item #
IAUT 139
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130.
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Hybrid/Alternate Fuel Introduction & Safety

Item #
AUTH 105
Total Credits
2

Covers the history, evolution and general safety precautions for servicing. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Alternate Fuel Vehicle Systems

Item #
AUTH 110
Total Credits
2

Covers diesel, E85, CNG, and hydrogen systems in use today.

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Toyota Hybrid System Overview

Item #
AUTH 115
Total Credits
2

Covers the Toyota systems in use today with a focus on the Prius model. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Toyota Prius Hybrid System

Item #
AUTH 120
Total Credits
2

Covers the Toyota systems in use today with a focus on the Prius model. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Honda Hybrid System Overview

Item #
AUTH 125
Total Credits
2

Covers the Honda hybrid systems in use today with a focus on the Civic model.

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Honda Civic IMA Hybrid System

Item #
AUTH 130
Total Credits
2

Covers the Honda Civic Integrated Motor Assist systems in use today. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid System Overview

Item #
AUTH 135
Total Credits
2

Covers the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid systems in use today with a focus on the Escape model. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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General Motors & Other Hybrid Systems Overview

Item #
AUTH 140
Total Credits
2

Covers General Motors and other systems in use today with a focus on the GM Dual Mode model system. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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Advanced Lab & Final Exam Preparation

Item #
AUTH 145
Total Credits
2

Gives students a hands-on opportunity for preparation for the final exam. 

Prerequisites
Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.
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18 Credits of Automotive Technician Courses

Total Credits
18
Students will take a minimum of 18 credits of automotive technician courses.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)

Total Credits
5
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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.