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.