AUTO-260: Alternative Automotive Propulsion Systems (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Alternative Auto Propulsion
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
4 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

An intermediate-level course covering alternative automotive propulsion systems that are presently being developed for the automobile transportation industry. Includes environmental impact of internal combustion engines (ICE)I. Also includes theory of operation and service of alternative propulsion systems, with emphasis on safety issues and concerns regarding the servicing of these systems. Also covers hybrid system safety, hybrid systems in general (both series and parallel), plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles including battery types, fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen-ICE vehicles, alternative fuels and flex fuel vehicles, and supplemental assist vehicles (capacitive, hydraulic, and inertial units).

High School Chemistry or equivalent (recommended) High School Algebra I or equivalent (recommended)
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.