Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0099

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
AUTOTEC 130Topics in Alternative Fuel Technology3
AUTOTEC 230Introduction to Alternative Fuel Technology4
AUTOTEC 231AFT Hybrid Fuel Vehicles4
AUTOTEC 232Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles5
Total Hours16


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Basic Certificate (BC) in Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology (AFVT). It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AUTOTEC 101 Intro To Automotive Techn 1 4
AUTOTEC 104 Electrical Systems & Power Accessories 1 4
Semester 2
AUTOTEC 105 Fuel Management 1 1 4
AUTOTEC 204 Electrical Systems II 1 4
Semester 3
AUTOTEC 205 Fuel Management II 1 4
Semester 4
AUTOTEC 206 Fuel Management III 1 4
Semester 5
AUTOTEC 130 Topics in Alternative Fuel Technology 3
AUTOTEC 230 Introduction to Alternative Fuel Technology 4
AUTOTEC 231 AFT Hybrid Fuel Vehicles 4
AUTOTEC 232 Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles 5
 Total Hours40

Program Prerequisite

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Job Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Emsi earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$23,976
Median 50th Percentile$44,336
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$80,609

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$12
Median 50th Percentile$21
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$39

Annual Job Openings

1160 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less41.06%
A certificate52.40%
Some college5.05%
An Associate degree1.49%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree