Feb 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Technical Studies Specialization: Motorsports Technology, AAS


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Length: 66-68 credits

Purpose: To provide a rapid response to an anticipated workforce shortage for the motorsports industry within the mid-Atlantic region. The student will be engaged in mastering the academic and technical skill sets required for employment.

Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of auto racing and race vehicles, their characteristics, specifications, rules, regulations, systems, current technology, and testing methods
  • demonstrate knowledge about components, systems, configuration, classification, terminology, and principles of functioning of high performance engines used in race competitions
  • using codes and specifications, demonstrate the ability to assemble, test, and apply corrective methods to resolve technical issues related to maximum power performance of race engines
  • demonstrate knowledge of aerodynamics, stability, and control of race vehicles, and the ability to design, model, and fabricate structures and bodies of race vehicles using blueprints and safety specifications
  • demonstrate knowledge of engineering materials, manufacturing processes, and testing techniques, and skill to conceive fabricate and/or assemble suspension, traction, steering and braking systems of race vehicles

Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for graduates of this program include chassis technician, set-up assistant, crew member, block assembly assistant, engine builder, or engine machine technician in racing environments.

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 54


Minimum Required for Degree: 66-68 Credits


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