Alternative Transportation Technology: Diploma Program
Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair Pathway Description: Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.
Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.
Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.
Alternative Transportation Technology program description: The Alternative Transportation Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the maintenance of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), hybrid electric vehicles and the conversion of standard vehicles to AFV status. Topics includes instruction in electrical vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicles, compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, hybrid fuel technology, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, diagnosis and repair, and conversion/installation.
This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.
Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. View Developmental Course list
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 42