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Oklahoma City Community College and the City of Oklahoma City

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For almost two decades, the City of Oklahoma City General Services Department and Fleet Services Division have been integral partners in the development and support of the Alternative Fuels Training Program at Oklahoma City Community College. As more personal vehicles and commercial fleets pursue alternative fuel sources, such as compressed natural gas and electricity to fuel vehicles, there is a significant increase in the need for certified technicians to safely maintain these systems. OCCC and its consortium of local, state and industry partners have pioneered certification training programs for compressed natural gas vehicles and compressor fueling stations, liquefied petroleum gas vehicles and electric vehicles (EV). The City of Oklahoma City donated two electric vehicles to OCCC in support of the EV training and certification program. The program prepares not only automotive students but also current automotive technicians, fleet maintenance professionals and compressor technicians to work safely on each of the respective fueling systems in accordance with statutes established by the Oklahoma Department of Labor Alternative Fuels Administrative Rules. OCCC has trained more than 90% of the alternative fuel technicians in the state of Oklahoma and continues to develop innovative education solutions to meet the needs of industry.