Alternative Fuels — Carbon Based Fuels Proficiency Certificate

Evolve with Industry Standards

Prepare yourself to work with the increasing diversity of fuel sources emerging in the automotive technology industry with this new micro-certificate. In Philadelphia alone projects like the construction of a multimillion-dollar Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station for waste removal vehicles are shifting the local markets towards methanol, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas. As these technologies continue to evolve to become even more efficient than traditional fuel sources, automotive professionals who wish to have a well-rounded skill set and wish to remain competitive in the marketplace should heavily consider integrating this program into their degree path. 

This two-course sequence is intended to supplement the automotive technology program of your choosing, such as our Medium and Heavy Truck Technology and Automotive Technology degree programs and proficiency certificates.

This program is open to all students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in relevant automotive technology programs and will be located in our state-of-the-art facilities at the Career and Advanced Technology Center (CATC). 

Career Options


Find your path.

Enter one of the following career paths with a degree or certificate from our Automotive Technology or Medium and Heavy Truck programs

Biofuels Processing Technicians – est. salary $45,978
Biofuels Production Managers
– est. salary $120,437
**Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers
– est. salary $158,772

**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Alternative Fuels — Carbon Based Fuels Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
ALTF 110 – Compressed Natural Gas for Transportation AT 261 or suitable documented industry experience 3 credits
ALTF 111 - Carbon-Based Fuel Alternatives AT 261 or suitable documented industry experience 3 credits

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