SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:37:51 PMDET 190.1L Course Outline as of Spring 2007

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Discipline and Nbr:  DET 190.1LTitle:  ALT FUELS / FUEL SYS LAB  
Full Title:  Alternative Fuels and Fuel Systems Lab
Last Reviewed:9/27/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  AUTO190.1L

Catalog Description:
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Laboratory application of principles and practices for use of non-traditional fuels in vehicles and conversion of internal combustion fu el systems to natural gas, bio-fuels, and other alternative fuel systems.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DET 190.1

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Laboratory application of principles and practices for use of non- traditional fuels in vehicles and conversion of internal combustion fuel systems to natural gas, bio-fuels, and other alternative fuel systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DET 190.1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Relate specific alternative fuels to their appropriate application.
2. Define fuel system and system component operations.
3. Explain safe procedures for fuel handling.
4. Employ maintenance directions related to alternative fuel system
5. Perform inspection and testing procedures for alternative fuel
6. Assess maintenance and repair needs on specific units and complete
   needed repairs and maintenance.
7. Convert traditional fuel vehicle engines and/or components to
   alternative fuel engines and/or components.
8. Discuss and apply personal, shop, and environmental safety

Topics and Scope
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I. Fuel handling safety procedures
  A. Personal
  B. Environmental
  C. Shop
  D. Regulations
II. Alternative fuel applications
III. Fuel system and fuel component operations
IV.  Alternative fuel conversions
  A. Bio diesel
  B. Ethanol
  C. SVO (straight vegetable oil)
  D. In-wheel electrically generated hybrid
  E. Direct injected hybrids
  F. Performing alternative fuel conversions
V. Fuel and fuel system maintenance and repairs
  A. Scheduled maintenance
  B. Inspection and testing
  C. System diagnosis
  D. Component repair or replacement
  E. Work orders

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1. Lab activities: Labs activities may vary from semester to semester and
  may include but are not limited to:
    a. Fabrication of alternative fuel processors
    b. Simple alternative fuel conversions
    c. Installation of pre-made alternative fuel kits
    d. Efficiency tests on alternative fuel systems
    e. Maintenance and repair/replacement activities
    f. Services for custom installation jobs
2. Lab reports:
    a. Analyses of efficiency tests
    b. Recommendations regarding needed adjustments or repairs
    c. Work progress notes on fabrications and/or conversions
    d. Work orders for custom installation jobs
3. Final project--a completed fabrication, conversion, or installation
  such as:
    a. Fabrication of alternative fuel processor
    b. Simple alternative fuel conversion
    c. Installation of pre-made alternative fuel kit
4. Reading: 5 - 10 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
Lab activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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