Alternative Fuel Vehicle Certificate
The Alternative Fuel Vehicle program is a cooperative venture among Gateway Community College, the New England Gas Association (NEGA), and the Connecticut Gas Companies. Classes address the preparation of a vehicle for conversion to compressed natural gas; installing natural gas components, fuel systems, and emission control devices; maintenance procedures for needed repairs; inspection of emission control devices; and fuel storage and delivery systems. Furthermore, the program presents theories and principles of using natural gas engines in vehicles. These include diagnostic and repair procedures for natural gas components, supplemental systems, and fuel delivery systems. This program also prepares students for the new National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examination.