From The Start
Racing College students have the opportunity to build skills for the motorsports industry through what is called “stackable credentials.” Because several levels of training are offered, students can choose to enroll in one of two options, and work through the program to the level desired.
The college offers a Motorsports Technician career studies certificate, which generally takes one year or less to complete.
Students can apply credits earned or enter directly into the Associate in Applied Science in Motorsports Technology program. In just four semesters, you can earn a credential that will set you apart from the competition!
Students who successfully complete the associate degree may transfer their credits into a baccalaureate level program to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology. In fact, skills and knowledge acquired in the motorsports program can be applied in any advanced manufacturing setting!
This program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions, including chassis technician, set-up assistant, crew member, block assembly assistant, engine builder, or engine machine technician.
- Knowledge about auto racing and race vehicles, current technology and testing methods
- Components, systems, configuration, classification, terminology
- Principles of functioning of high performance engines
- Assemble, test and apply corrective methods to resolve issues related to maximum power performance
- Aerodynamics, stability and control of race vehicles
- Design, model and fabricate structures of vehicles
- Knowledge of engineering materials, processes and testing techniques
- Fabricate and/or assemble suspension, traction, steering and braking
Accreditation & Recognition
Patrick Henry Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033- 4097, Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the associate degree.
As a member of the Virginia Community College System, Patrick Henry Community College is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges; the associate degree curricula offered in the college have also been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. The nursing program is accredited by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.