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 the recommended curriculum model below 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 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 1 2 0 2
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 2 2 0 3
RCT 110 Introduction to Racing 2 0 0 2
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
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
RCT 131 Racing Man/Trans/Pwtrains 2 3 0 3
RCT 231 Race Car TIG Welding 2 6 0 4
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
RCT 252 Racing Engine Preparation Requisite 3 9 0 6
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select a minimum of 4 credit hours:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RCT 253
AND
Racing Engine Accessories 2 4 0 4
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
RCT 254 Racing Chassis Fab Requisite 2 9 0 5
RCT 255 Racing Sheet Metal Fab 1 3 0 2
RCT 256 Race Car Set-up Requisite 3 6 0 5
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

Work-Based Learning WBL 111 is an optional course. Please see your advisor for more information.

A60400