2019-2020 Catalog

AFVT - ALT FUEL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

AFVT 1500 INTRO TO ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES

This course will introduce students to the many different types of alternative fuel vehicles that exist today. Most of the time will be spent learning the basic function and service of modern clean diesel, hybrid/electric, and CNG powered light-duty cars and trucks. Other topics covered will be alternative fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, as well as some technologies that might have a future role in transportation such as electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles.

3

Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AFVT 1600 LIGHT-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE PERFORMANCE I

This course is designed to build upon basic engine knowledge obtained in the prerequisite engine fundamentals classes. This course will detail the design and operation of modern diesel engines, including establishing the differences between light-duty diesel and gasoline engines. Cylinder blocks, pistons, and crankshafts will be discussed along with cylinder head design, timing components, and intake and exhaust systems, including turbo systems. Service and repair of these items will be covered. This course will also cover basic diesel engine fuel system function. Topics such as fuel subsystem and fuel injector function will be thoroughly covered.

3

Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AFVT 1610 LIGHT-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE PERFORMANCE II

This course is designed to build upon basic electronic control, and other engine control functions that are learned in prerequisite classes. This course will detail the design and operation of modern diesel engines, including electronic fuel control systems, and emission control systems. Topics such as fuel subsystems, injectors, PLN-E, common rail systems, and the electronic control of these fuel devices, along with the service and diagnosis thereof, will be thoroughly discussed. Also, emission control devices such as exhaust gas recirculation systems, diesel oxidation catalysts, and diesel particulate filters, including the service and repair of these devices, will also be discussed.

3

Prerequisites

AFTV 1600

AFVT 1620 NATURAL GAS VEHICLE FUEL SYSTEMS

Natural gas powered vehicles have been in use for some time now and this course will give students the foundation needed to properly service and repair these high-pressure fuel systems. System components such as high-pressure tanks, valves, and regulators, and the service and repair of these items, as well as how these things tie into the injection system for the gaseous fuel, will be covered in detail. Differences between compressed natural gas systems (CNG), and liquefied natural gas systems (LNG) will also be discussed, as well as the differences between bi-fuel controls and dedicated CNG controls.

3

Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AFVT 1630 HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE SYSTEMS I

This course is designed to give students the skills needed to diagnose and repair the complex systems found in today's modern hybrid vehicles. The primary focus will be on the interaction of the different power sources found of hybrid vehicles and how they work together to propel the vehicle down the road. This includes study of the function of high voltage systems, along with the motor/generator assemblies, and advanced computer controls that are contained in these high-tech drivetrains. The student will be able to not only service these systems, but they will also be able to diagnose and repair problems that can occur in today's modern hybrid cars and trucks.

3

Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AFVT 1640 HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE SYSTEMS II

This course is designed to give students the skills needed to diagnose and repair the complex systems found in today's modern hybrid vehicles. The primary focus will be on various vehicle systems and the way they work on hybrid vehicles. Because every auto manufacturer builds their hybrid systems differently, hybrid drive train function as it relates to specific makes and models will also be thoroughly discussed. The function and service of pure electric vehicles will also be covered. The student will be able to not only service these systems, but they will also be able to diagnose and repair problems that can occur in specific hybrid cars and trucks.

3

Prerequisites

AFVT 1630