SRJC Course Outlines

10/15/2021 7:14:16 PMAUTO 190 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 190Title:  ALT FUELS AND SYSTEMS  
Full Title:  Alternative Fuels and Fuel Systems
Last Reviewed:2/13/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled68.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled6.008 min.Lab Scheduled102.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total170.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  136.00Total Student Learning Hours: 306.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course will provide an introduction to non-traditional fuels and conversion of internal combustion fuel systems to natural gas, bio-fuels, and other alternative fuel systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DET 87 ( or DET 64) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will provide an introduction to non-traditional fuels and conversion of internal combustion fuel systems to natural gas, bio-fuels, and other alternative fuel systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DET 87 ( or DET 64) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Differentiate between traditional and "alternative" fuel.
2. Identify U.S. Department of Energy fuels classified as "alternative" to
  gasoline.
3. Discuss the benefits of alternative fuels.
4. Discuss clean air legislation.
5. Explain the origin, manufacture and use of alternative fuels.
6. Relate specific alternative fuels to their appropriate application.
7. Define fuel system and system component operations.
8. Explain safe procedures for fuel handling.
9. Employ maintenance directions related to alternative fuel system
   care.
10. Perform inspection and testing procedures for alternative fuel
   systems.
11. Assess maintenance and repair needs on specific units and complete
   needed repairs and maintenance.
12. Convert traditional fuel vehicle engines and/or components to
   alternative fuel engines and/or components.
13. Discuss and apply personal, shop, and environmental safety
   procedures.

Topics and Scope
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1. Clean fuels: An Overview
  a. traditional fuels
  b. alternative fuels
  c. clean air legislation
2. Fuel types, origin, manufacturing and use
  a. refined fuels
  b. bio-fuels
  c. gaseous fuels
3. Alternative fuel systems
  a. fuel injection
  b. compressed gas systems
  c. liquefied gas systems
  d. vehicle fueling stations
4. 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
5. Fuel handling safety procedures
  a. personal
  b. environmental
  c. regulations
6. Fuel and fuel system maintenance and repairs
  a. scheduled maintenance
  b. system diagnosis
  c. component repair or replacement
  d. work orders

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Readings (approximately 5-10 pages per week) and discussion of
traditional and alternative fuels.
2. Field trips (1-4) to local alternative fuel facilities and refining
facility.
3. Field notes.
4. 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. Performing simple alternative fuel conversions
    c. Installation of pre-made alternative fuel kits
    d. Perform efficiency tests on alternative fuel systems.
    e. Maintenance and repair/replacement activities.
5. Lab reports.
    a. Write analyses of efficiency tests.
    b. Write recommendations regarding needed adjustments or repairs.
6. Write work orders and perform services for custom installation jobs.
7. Final project: research and written report (3-5 pages) on a selected
alternative fuel technology or related topic. In-class presentation.
8. Final exam.

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
10 - 20%
Field notes. Final project report; work orders.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Lab reports, Fuel efficiency tests and analyses.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Fabrication/conversions/installation/maintenance.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation; class presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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