This program provides students with knowledge of all operating systems in the modern hybrid and alternative fueled automobile. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics and maintenance issues associated with hybrid and alternative fuel systems and alternative forms of propulsion. Ideal for the small business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Employability: Graduates of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Program will be well-prepared for employment in the automotive industry.
Industry Skills: Graduates of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Program will have current industry-specific skills related to the safety, operation, service, maintenance and repair of alternative fuel vehicles.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist: Graduates of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Program will be able to apply knowledge in the workplace of the different systems of alternative fuel vehicles.
License Preparation: Graduates of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Program will be qualified to take the related ASE certification exams.
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
†CWE 180 should be taken after completing at least 9 units of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Program.
Associate in Science Degree
Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.