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Race Car Technology - Chassis Fabrication

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 certificate 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.


NC CIP: 47.0604
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RCT 121 Race Car MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 0 2
  Total: 2 7 0 5

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RCT 254 Racing Chassis Fab 2 9 0 5
RCT 255 Racing Sheet Metal Fab 1 3 0 2
  Total: 3 12 0 7

Total Credit Hours: 12

Additional Information

2014FA - New Certificate