AOS Degree - Code #1619
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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.
High performance motorsport technician
Pit crew member
Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 82 percent are employed; 18 percent transferred to continue their education.
Automotive service technician
Mechanical engineering technology
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
Brakes, Steering, and Suspension Systems
Tune up, Electronic Engine Controls & Electrical Diagnosis
Drive Train Service
Introduction to Motorsports
M/S Fabrication I
High Performance Tune-up/Electronic
High Performance Engine Building
High Performance Steering, Brake & Chassis
M/S Fabrication II
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.