Motorsports Technology Student Equipment Listing, Bench Units, Supplies, and Automobiles

  • In addition to regular college expenses, items listed below are also required upon entering the program.
  • It's recommended that tools and equipment be insured under the  homeowners' insurance policy.
  • All costs are calculated from a poll of current and recent students. If you have any questions, please contact the Automotive Trades Department at 607-587-3117.
Tools and Toolbox $3,000-$8,000
The cost varies vastly depending on brand and place of purchase. See details below. Roller cabinet must not exceed 55 inches long by 25 inches wide and must have a lock. All tools must meet OSHA standards.  
Uniforms & Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)  
Uniform shirts (short or long sleeve) are available from Campus Store SS $29.95-$34.95
LS $32.95-$36.95
Uniform pants – dark blue or black (Red Kap, Carhartt, Dickies, etc.) price varies by store $25
Safety toe shoes $50-$200
Safety glasses (Z87 rated) $10
Prescription glasses are okay if confirmed by a statement from your optometrist and must have Z87 approved side shields.  
Laptop $975*
A laptop or tablet computer capable of wireless connection to the Internet is required. Shop online. *If purchasing from the Alfred bookstore.
Textbooks $350/semester
Visit the Wellsville Campus Store's website for prices and ISBN numbers.  
Bench Units $20-$120
Some of the necessary lab requirements will be performed on components that may be damaged beyond practical repair during the lab. It is recommended that the components be acquired from salvage vehicles. These components include alternators, starters, and tandem master cylinders. Students will receive information about the identification and how to obtain bench units from individual course instructors after arriving on campus.  
Lab Supplies for Requirements $150
These items, such as welding rods, brake fluid, oils, etc. must be of a particular type and should not be purchased prior to arrival on campus.  
Project Vehicle       $500-$1,500
Project vehicles will be used to perform lab requirements. The vehicle should provide as much real-life, hands-on experience as possible, and should be a common make (e.g., Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, etc). Cars/trucks should be in good running order and a 1996 or later model year. Students can also supplement their daily driver for some of the lab requirements. A vehicle with power windows and locks is highly recommended. Due to limited lab space, large vehicles such as limousines and quad-cab, long-box trucks, may be prohibited from the labs at the discretion of the instructor. It is not necessary that the vehicle be licensed or insured.  

Motorsports Technology First-year Student Equipment List

The following items are to be furnished by each first-year student. Please bring them with you when you begin classes. Tools are not available at the campus bookstore unless otherwise noted.

1/4" Square Drive Socket Set

  1. 9 six-point sockets (3/16 - 1/2")
  2. 4 - 14mm shallow and deep well socket sets
  3. Reversible ratchet
  4. 3" extension
  5. 6" extension

3/8" Square Drive Socket Set

  1. 7 sockets (3/8 - 3/4")
  2. 7 six-point deep well sockets (3/8 - 3/4")
  3. 8mm - 19mm shallow and deep well socket set
  4. 3" extension
  5. 6" extension
  6. 10" extension
  7. Reversible ratchet
  8. Universal joint

1/2" Square Drive Socket Set

  1. 13 sockets (3/8 - 1 1/8")
  2. 10mm - 24mm shallow impact sockets
  3. 3" extension
  4. 6" extension
  5. 10" extension
  6. 24" flex handle
  7. Reversible ratchet
  8. Universal joint

Brakes & Suspension

  1. Narrow brake spoon
  2. Tire gauge
  3. Tire valve core remover
  4. 6" brass or aluminum punch
  5. 3/8" torx socket set T15 - T55
  6. ½" drive torque wrench (max. 250 lb.)*
  7. 3/8" drive torque wrench (flex head, min. 5 lb.)
  8. Return and hold down spring tools
  9. Brake line double flare kit and ISO flare kit

Welding & Preventive Maintenance

  1. Tip cleaner (torch)
  2. Spark lighter
  3. Tire tread depth gauge (1/32")
  4. Files: 1 round and 3 square files
  5. One small roll of acid core solder
  6. Flame resistant welding jacket
  7. Welding goggles (shade #5)
  8. High-cuff welding gloves
  9. Welders helmet (shade 10)

Electrical & Fuel Systems

  1. Set round feeler gauges
  2. 13/16" & 5/8 - 3/8" spark plug sockets
  3. 12-18" jumper wire (16 gauge minimum)
  4. Roll of black electrical tape***
  5. Small tube resin solder***
  6. 12v test light
  7. Spark plug gaper

Miscellaneous Tools

  1. Allen wrench set (standard and metric)
  2. 10 long combination wrenches (3/8 - 1")
  3. 5-piece punch and chisel set
  4. 10mm - 19mm combination wrench set
  5. 3 screwdrivers - 4", 6", 8"
  6. 3 Phillips screwdrivers - #2 stubby, #2 regular, #1 regular
  7. 1 1/2 lb. or heavier ball peen hammer
  8. Rechargeable and cordless light
  9. Blow gun with rubber tip and male coupler (NAPA 90-618, or equivalent)
  10. Tire chuck with male coupler (NAPA 90-618, or equivalent)
  11. 1 fender cover
  12. Slip lock-type pliers (5-6 positions)
  13. Needle nose pliers
  14. 10" vise grips
  15. 10' measuring tape
  16. Set drill bits by 1/64 increments to ½" and 5/8" and ¾"
  17. Diagonal pliers (side cutters)
  18. Round inspection mirror
  19. Dial indicator*
  20. Welding kit***
  21. Roll of shop towels
  22. Magnet with extendable rod
  23. DVOM with 10A and 320MA
  24. 1/2" Impact gun (pneumatic or battery powered)
  25. 400 watt soldering gun
  26. Gasket Scraper
  27. 1/2” drive to 3/8” drive (reducer) adapter
  28. Power steering pulley installer & remover
  29. 4.5" Grinder and grinding wheels

All tools must meet OSHA standards. 

*Preferred for Brakes & Suspension Course

***These items are available at our campus bookstore

Motorsports Technology Senior Equipment List

Items on the following list are to be furnished by each senior (in addition to the first year list of required PPE, uniforms, tools and laptop/tablet). Please bring them with you when you begin classes. Tools are not available in the campus bookstore unless otherwise noted.

  1. Transfer punch set
  2. Standard drill bit set plus 5/8" and 3/4"
  3. 48" straight edge
  4. Mechanics or cotton gloves (for handling sheet metal)
  5. Fine point markers
  6. 6" level
  7. Angle finder - digital preferred
  8. Weiss or similar (platypus style preferred) tin snips
  9. Saws all blades, cut off wheels, hand grinder abrasives
  10. High performance project
  11. 4" electric grinder

  12. Hole Saw kit
  13. Small air die grinder with carbide burrs and cutoff wheel attachment

Suggested additional tools - auto shade helmet