Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technician Certificate

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This program is currently not admitting new students.

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.

Program Length

This program is approximately one quarter long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Must have required tools and textbooks.

Admission Dates

Hybrid courses are taught summer quarter only. Fall and spring admission to the Automotive Technician program.

Completion Requirements


Successful completion of ENG 094 or meet appropriate placement and be concurrently enrolled in MAT 092 or meet appropriate placement while enrolled in IAUT. Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician certificate, or equivalent with a “C+” (2.3) in each IAUT and FAUT class in order to register for first quarter classes in Automotive Technician or Automotive Collision Technician programs. 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.

Program Course List

AUTH 105Hybrid/Alternate Fuel Introduction & Safety


AUTH 110Alternate Fuel Vehicle Systems


AUTH 115Toyota Hybrid System Overview


AUTH 120Toyota Prius Hybrid System


AUTH 125Honda Hybrid System Overview


AUTH 130Honda Civic IMA Hybrid System


AUTH 135Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid System Overview


AUTH 140General Motors & Other Hybrid Systems Overview


AUTH 145Advanced Lab & Final Exam Preparation


Total Credit Hours:18