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Race Car Technology

Curriculum Description

The Race Car Technology curriculum is designed to educate students in the art of building and maintaining all aspects of a racing car or truck. Students will also be able to demonstrate blueprint reading and perform basic welding skills.

Course work includes racing engine assembly, racing engine preparation, chassis fabrication, sheet metal fabrication, blueprint reading, welding, race car set-up, record keeping of race car technology and other related topics. Students will develop skills through classroom and shop/lab activities.

Graduates should qualify for employment as an entry-level engine preparation specialist, engine assembly specialist, chassis fabricator and welder, chassis set-up technician, interior sheet metal fabricator and general race car preparation technician.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A60400
NC CIP: 47.0604
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
MAT 115 Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
RCT 141 Basic Race Car Susp/Steer 2 4 0 4
RCT 151 Basic Race Car Brake Sys 2 2 0 3
RCT 161 Basic Race Car Elect Sys 2 6 0 4
   
    9 16 0 16

Spring Semester
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
RCT 115 Race Engines Fundamentals 3 6 0 5
RCT 121 Race Car MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
RCT 181 Perf Engine Elect Systems 1 3 0 2
RCT 183 Perf Engine Fuel Sys 1 3 0 2
   
    7 20 0 18

Summer Term
RCT 110 Introduction to Racing 2 0 0 2
RCT 131 Racing Man/Trans/Pwtrains 2 3 0 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 6 0 10

Fall Semester
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
RCT 231 Race Car TIG Welding 2 6 0 4
RCT 252 Racing Engine Preparation 3 9 0 6
RCT 253 Racing Engine Accessories 2 4 0 4
   
    10 19 0 17

Spring Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
RCT 254 Racing Chassis Fab 2 9 0 5
RCT 255 Racing Sheet Metal Fab 1 3 0 2
RCT 256 Race Car Set-up 3 6 0 5
   
    9 18 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 76

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.