Earlier this month, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) Automotive Division hosted a National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training. The university was selected to host the event based on the school’s commitment to alternative fuel vehicle education, and the use of propane autogas in their surrounding area.
UNOH is one of the six original founding members of the NAFTC and owns one of the largest training aid fleets in the country, which consists of alternative fuels and new technology vehicles. This fleet exposes UNOH students to a broad spectrum of vehicles that are being used more and more by consumers worldwide.
Participants in the course received hands-on experience working with propane autogas vehicles, such as this Chrysler PT Cruiser ICOM liquid injection conversion. Credit: NAFTC.
UNOH Dean of the College of Applied Technologies Andy O’Neal commented, “The University has seen a direct need for alternate fuels training, and our commitment is reflected by our accomplishments in alternate fuels. Alternate fuels training at the University covers electric technology, hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, bio-diesel, ethanol, methanol, propane autogas, and hydrogen fuel cell technology.”
UNOH is National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited in Alternate Fuels and Master NATEF accredited in Automotive and Medium Heavy Duty Trucks. UNOH alternate fuels instructors are ASE certified in Automotive and F1 certified in alternative fuel vehicles.