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Alternative Fuel Systems
The diesel technology program includes an Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Technology Course (DIESEL TECH 301) in which new and emerging “green” or “clean” fuels and technologies such as CNG, biodiesel, LNG, ethanol, fuel cell, and hybrid are compared with the traditional fuels they were designed to replace. In addition, throughout both the diesel technology and automotive technology degree and certificate programs at the College, students are introduced to “green” and “clean” transportation technologies and are trained for troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing alternative fuel systems.
The Diesel Technology program also provides contract training for transit companies that are part of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium. Through this program the College trains incumbent, journey-level mechanics on new, alternative fuels and on complex trouble shooting and repair of a CNG fuel system.
Diesel Opacity Testing and Emission Control Devices
The Diesel Technology program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is one of five official certification sites in the state of California for the California Air Resources Board in which incumbent mechanics are trained to conduct diesel engine opacity tests. Also in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board, the College offers training on the technology, installation, and repair of computer controlled, CARB-certified exhaust control device(s) that reduce particulate matter and possibly other precursor emissions. The training includes both the diagnosis and repair of the filter and of the computer controls that monitor and operate the filter.
Certified green business operations. The Automotive and Diesel Technology programs are currently “cleaning” and “greening” its policies, practices, and facilities to meet the standards of a certified green business. This includes bringing department operations into compliance with all environmental regulations then going beyond compliance to meet the standards of green practices and targeted resource conservation and pollution prevention measures. Measures the department is taking to conserve water, reduce solid waste and recycle, conserve energy, and prevent pollution includes using biodegradable soap, non-caustic, and ultra-sonic cleaners that are water dilutive for cleaning parts; recycling automotive parts/materials; and trapping auto collision painting vapors through a complex filtering process.
Green Business Operations
Rudy Serrato, Chair Automotive Department
Phone: 213.763.3908 Email: SerratRC@lattc.edu
Diesel Technology Programs
Jess Guerra, Instructor of Diesel Technology
Phone: 213.763.3919 Email: GuerraJ@lattc.edu