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Course Descriptions

At the Motorcycle Technology Center, students in the Motorsports Technology program learn to service and support a broad range of motorsports vehicles, while also being able to apply relatable skills to the small engine and automotive industries.

Student Success Seminar

Students develop the skills necessary to achieve success in educational and career environments. Topics include learning styles and how they relate to study skills, goal setting and establishing priorities, and understanding one's role in the work environment.

Motorsports Science

This course is designed to introduce the student to correct motorsports terminology. Other topics include motorsports history, including the history of the motorcycle, ATV, UTV and personal watercraft. An introduction to some basic electrical, engine types, fuel systems, emission, chassis and suspension.

Communications for Motorsports Technicians

This course is designed to introduce the student to the communication and computer skills necessary to be successful in the motorsports field. Topics include basic computer skills, task documentation, work orders, shop procedures, and time management. Also covered is both written and oral communication with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.

Introduction to Motorsports Mechanics

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of motorsport mechanics and service. Topics include basic terminology, lab and shop safety, time cards, service manual, time code manuals, part number manuals and microfiche, vehicle identification numbers, measurement tools, fasteners, hand tools, gasket scraping, parts cleaning, and comeback prevention.

Chassis Service

This course is designed to enable the student to develop and refine the skills necessary to recondition major chassis components. Topics include wheels and tires, mechanical and hydraulic brakes, telescopic front forks, steering head and wheel bearings, and wheel and chassis alignment.

Engines and Engine Systems

This course introduces the student to the design, function, diagnosis, and repair of both 2 and 4 stroke engines, including fuel, cooling, and lubrication systems.

Drivetrains

This course introduces the student to the basic design and operation of a clutch. Other topics include how to disassemble and reassemble a transmission, and how to maintain different final drive systems: shaft, chain, and belt drives.

Career Development

This course is designed to help students seek industry employment by providing training in effective job search skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Topics include: employer expectations, finding job leads, organizing a job search, resume preparation, employer telephone/email contacts, employment applications, and interviewing techniques.

Applied Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to develop and refine the skills necessary to competently perform required vehicle maintenance. Topics include vehicle set-up, pre-delivery inspection, and scheduled maintenance procedures.

Working Relations

This course provides students the opportunity to develop and use personal skills, tools, and habits needed to successfully conduct their career search and succeed in the motorsports industry. Techniques and requirements for establishing and maintaining positive customer relations are also covered. Students will analyze how both internal and external customer service affects today's technician.
Prerequisite: Chassis Service

Electrical Systems

This course enables the student to develop and refine the skills necessary to diagnose and repair problems with electrical systems. Topics include basic electrical theory, digital multi meter usage, wiring, soldering, wire connectors, and starting, ignition, charging and fuel injection systems.

Diagnostics

This course introduces the student to the safe operation of a Dyno. Other topics include installing various Fuel Injection Performance parts, and exhausts. Also diagnostics of pre- disabled Charging, Starting, Ignition, and Fuel Injection related issues. In addition to the basic maintenance requirements of Personal Watercraft.

Technical Skills

This course reviews key skills for entry into the motorsport technician field. Topics indude the ability to read a service manual, look up parts and prices, measurement techniques, hydraulic brake R&R, valve lash adjustment, electrical systems, fuel systems, four stroke top end, transmissions, crankshaft truing, front fork R&R, tire replacement, vehicle set-up and pre-delivery inspection.

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“ I like my new career because I get to work on a raceteam like I grew up watching on TV and I get to use and play with the coolest and newest equipment in the industry. ”
~ Corey, Motorsports Technology Graduate