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AUTO 265 - Fuel Cell Technology Fundamentals

Unit(s): 4.0

Prerquisite: AUTO 147, AUTO 260
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement; AUTO 106
Transfer to: CSU

This course creates the fundamental learning process of the different types of fuel cells and the application for power generation for mobile, vehicular, and stationary power. Topics will include: OSHA/NEC/NFPA safety standards when developing, servicing and working in a high voltage/power inverter transfer, battery storage technologies, regeneration of electrical power from kinetic energy. A descriptive overview of key fuel cell technologies including proton exchange membrane (PEM), direct methanol fuel cell, and solid oxide fuel cell will be provided together with potential applications for transportation, stationary, and portable power. Hydrogen production/storage will also be covered.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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