The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched two new training courses for technicians. NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training: Heavy-Duty Vehicles and NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training: Light-Duty Vehicles are for technicians with basic level skills in vehicle repair.

The courses will prepare technicians to perform maintenance, diagnostics and repair of natural gas vehicles. Both courses include operational theory with hands-on exercises, use of digital multimeters, scan tools, and other diagnostics equipment, NGVi said.

Once completed, the courses will have technicians prepared for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) H1 and F1 exams.

The kick off class for NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training: Heavy-Duty Vehicles will be held October 29-31, 2013 in Dallas, Texas and registration for the class is now open. NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training: Light-Duty Vehicles launches on February 25-27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details about both classes are available on the NGVi website at http://www.ngvi.com/vehicle_training.html.

“Both courses were designed according to the stringent requirements for ASE Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) accreditation,” noted Annalloyd Thomason, vice president and general manager at NGVi.  “Each course went through a rigorous beta test with technicians representing companies the caliber of Agility Fuel Systems, Encana, FedEx Freight, Frito-Lay/Pepsico, Landi-Renzo and Waste Management.”

The training was developed under the direction of master curriculum developer and NGVi Training Manager Paul Pate, who is a twenty-plus year veteran of automotive instructional design and delivery.