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2021-22 Student Handbook and Catalog 
2021-22 Student Handbook and Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 252 - Alternative Fuel Technology

Introduces various fuels used for internal and external (steam) combustion processes, electric propulsion, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), history of transportation, and theories relating to modes of ground transportation. Includes the proper identification of fuel types, systems, and associated components. Also includes combustion theory, exhaust gas analysis as a result of proper/improper combustion, and oscilloscope-based analysis of electrical waveforms that affect combustion efficiency. Emphasizes shop safety pertaining to the proper handling of fuels, original equipment (OE) prescribed service techniques for unique high voltage systems, and testing of fuels for alcohol content. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in the area of A9, Light Duty Diesel, to be emphasized. Prerequisite(s): None.
(PCS 1.2, 4 credit hours - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)