Wyoming-Based College Is Training Alt-Fuel Vehicle Techs Of The Future

Western Wyoming Community College, an institution based in Rock Springs, is now offering a technology certificate program related to alternative fuel vehicles, aimed at preparing students to secure careers as alt-fuel auto technicians.

A report in the Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.) notes that the 39-credit program focuses on retrofitting natural gas systems on traditional vehicles, with an emphasis on the mechanics of these high-pressure systems and their ongoing maintenance. The program also includes coverage of hybrid-electric vehicles.

Instructor Tracey Hind told the Star-Tribune that the college worked with major natural gas players such as Encana and Questar to develop the coursework and certification requirements. Other industry stakeholders also comprise an advisory board that is assistic the college with the curriculum.

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