Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has added an online course entitled Fuels, Emissions and Exhaust.
The web-based course will also be offered at a later date as a computer-based course. It is part of Delmar’s Professional Automotive Technician Training series, which also includes the Professional Truck Technician Training Series. Courses in the series are designed to follow both the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) content guidelines.
Fuels, Emissions and Exhaust covers a wide variety of topics, beginning with safe work practices and advancing to more complex topics such as fuel pumps and line service, alternative fuel systems, fuel-injection systems, emissions system diagnostics and level two onboard diagnostics (OBD II). Technicians receive 8 ½ hours of instruction completed at their own pace. Each section includes a series of review questions to reinforce the material.
At the conclusion of all sections, a comprehensive exam is conducted and those who achieve a score of 80% or better will receive a printable certificate of completion.
The Professional Automotive Technician Training Series combines theory, diagnosis and repair information. Animations and interactive elements are used to explain complex processes and help technicians engage with the course content. In addition, at the enterprise level, customized courses can be created to meet the unique training needs of an organization’s staff.
“The automotive industry, like many areas, is still recovering from difficult economic times. Automotive repair companies are looking to improve their customer satisfaction by ensuring they have highly-trained, certified individuals on staff who can get the job done right the first time,” said Kristen Davis, director of professional transportation industry solutions, Delmar. “Courses in the Professional Automotive Technician Training Series follow the ASE task guidelines, and are a great first step toward mastering the skills necessary for ASE certification.”
Other courses available in the Professional Truck Technician Training Series include:
- Electricity and electronics
- Preventive maintenance
- Suspension and steering
- Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration
- Drive train
- Diesel engines