Alternate Fuels Technology

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UNOH is one of the six original founding members of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC).

Alternate fuels technology is strongly emphasized by the University of Northwestern Ohio's College of Applied Technologies.

The curriculum in the Alternate Fuels program includes hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Diagnosis and System Maintenance
  • Conversion kits and installation
  • Alternate fuels like: M85 and E85, electric, propane, compressed natural gas, ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen and many more
  • An extensive understanding of key components, such as: regulators, converters, lock-offs, mixers, and injectors

Important Facts:

  • 20 Students Per Class Maximum
  • 70% Hands-On Training
  • Coeducational Campus
  • Student Activities Year-Round
  • Over 20 Clubs to Join
  • Free Admittance to UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, UNOH Athletic Events, and Limaland Motorsports Park

The University of Northwestern Ohio owns one of the largest training aid fleets in the country, which consists of alternate fuels and new technology vehicles. This fleet exposes the student to a broad spectrum of vehicles that are being used more and more by consumers worldwide.

At the end of this program students can achieve several certificates in Alternate Fuels to add to their resumes. Our world is changing and today's technicians need to keep up with the demands. In the UNOH College of Applied Technologies' Alternate Fuels Program, we train students to keep up with the constant changes in this industry.

Wage Estimates and Job Outlook

The Alternate Fuels Technology field is a quickly emerging job market with opportunities all around the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of an Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic with Alternate Fuels training is $40,720! Annual earnings range between $35,000 and $63,330 per year depending on your job title and location of employment. Also according to the BLS, there are expected to be at least 237,000 new positions available for graduating technicians in the coming years.*

*U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015,, viewed June 2016

Gainful Employment Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the following programs