Motorsports Technology

AOS Degree - Code #1619

Kent Johnson, Program Coordinator

Email address: johnsokw@alfredstate.edu

This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training applicable to the motorsport field. Program includes brake systems, alignment procedures, electronic controls, engine overhaul, and transmission overhaul. A major emphasis in the program is to teach the students fabrication and set-up on various types of race vehicles.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Demonstrate a focused, coherent, organized written report.

Perform mathematic calculations required for entry-level automotive employment.

Demonstrate a functional ability to read and retain/apply written instructions and specifications relevant to their work environment.

Demonstrate the ability to describe operation, diagnose and repair race automotive drive train systems.

Demonstrate the ability to describe operation, diagnose and repair race engines.

Demonstrate the ability to describe operation, diagnose and repair race automotive steering, brakes and suspension systems.

Demonstrate the ability to fabricate materials required to build and maintain race vehicle chassis, bodies, and components.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State motorsports technology graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Chassis specialist

High performance motorsport technician

Crew foreman

Pit crew member

Engine builder

Transmission builder

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 82 percent are employed; 18 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Autobody repair

Automotive service technician

Mechanical engineering technology

Welding technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the motorsports technology program must meet the following physical requirements:

Must be able to perform safely in the shop.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds to eye level.

Must be able to communicate orally with a person six-10 feet away.

Must be able to visually decipher an oscilloscope monitor and digital/analog meter and scan tool displays.

Must have a valid motor vehicle license and be able to drive a standard transmission vehicle.

Must be able to diagnose mechanical failures that are distinguished audibly.

Must be able to understand information found in service repair manuals and use diagnostic flow charts.

Must meet qualifications for a NYS driver’s license.

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

Students may take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.

Motorsports Technology - AOS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

AUTO

1109

Brakes, Steering, and Suspension Systems

9

AUTO

1169

Tune up, Electronic Engine Controls & Electrical Diagnosis

9

18

Second

AUTO

3409

Engine Service

9

AUTO

4449

Drive Train Service

9

18

Third

AUTO

3506

Introduction to Motorsports

6

AUTO

3504

M/S Fabrication I

4

AUTO

3514

Racing Suspension

4

AUTO

3524

High Performance Tune-up/Electronic

4

18

Fourth

AUTO

3535

High Performance Engine Building

5

AUTO

3544

M/S Aerodynamics

4

AUTO

3534

High Performance Steering, Brake & Chassis

4

AUTO

3545

M/S Fabrication II

5

18

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.