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Race Car Technology - Racing Engines

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.

Certificate NEW

NC CIP: 47.0604
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RCT 115 Race Engines Fundamentals 3 6 0 5
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
  Total: 4 10 0 8

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RCT 252 Racing Engine Preparation 3 9 0 6
RCT 253 Racing Engine Accessories 2 4 0 4
  Total: 5 13 0 10

Total Credit Hours: 18


  • : 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

2015FA - New Certificate