This competency-based course is one in a sequence of courses designed to meet the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Program Certification Standards set by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in an automobile area incorporating sustainable and green vehicle technologies. Instruction includes classroom and workplace policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations. It covers the proper use, maintenance, and storage of auto repair tools and equipment, the effective use of service manuals and computer-based information systems, and an introduction to the different engine designs, automotive electricity, hybrid vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicles. Emphasis is placed on the techniques in the following areas of engine performance diagnosis and repair: general, computerized engine controls, and ignition system. It also teaches trade mathematics, resource management, and employability skills.
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