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Delmar develops technician training courses

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Delmar Cengage Learning has developed a new electronic training course in its "Professional Automotive Technician Training Series."

The "Fuels, Emissions and Exhaust" course is available as a Web-based training course. It also will be available as a computer-based course at a later date.

The course covers a wide variety of topics, beginning with safe work practices and advancing to fuel pumps and line service; alternative fuel systems; fuel-injection systems; emission system diagnostics; and level two onboard diagnostics (OBD II). It gives technicians more than 8.5 hours of instruction that they can complete at their own pace online or via CD-ROM.

A comprehensive exam is conducted after the user completes all sections of the course. Those who achieve a score of 80% or higher are awarded a printable certificate of completion.

The Professional Automotive Technican Training Series, which includes truck technician training, combines theory, diagnosis and repair information into one easy-to-use training tool. Animations and interactive elements are used to explain complex processes and help technicians engage with the course content.

At the enterprise level, customized courses can be created to meet "the unique training needs of an organization’s staff," according to the company.

“Courses in the Professional Automotive Technican Training Series follow the ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) task guidelines, and are a great first step toward mastering the skills necessary for ASE certification," says Kristen Davis, director of professional transportation industry solutions, Delmar.

Other techncian training courses include:

* "Basic Automotive Service and Maintenance,"

* "Electricity and Electronics,"

* "Brakes,"

* "Engine Performance,"

* "Suspension and Steering,"

*  "Automatic Transmissions,"

* "Advanced Engine Performance,"

* "Manual Transmissions,"

* "Heating and Air Conditioning,"

* "Parts Specialist,"

* "Engine Repair," and

*  "Service Consultant."

A "Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles" course will be available soon, added the compay.

For more information on automobile and truck training from Delmar, part of Cengage Learning Inc.and a, a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, visit

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