Motorsports Technology (AOS)
This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training applicable to the motorsport field. Program includes brake systems, alignment procedures, electronic controls, engine overhaul, and transmission overhaul. A major emphasis in the program is to teach the students fabrication and set-up on various types of race vehicles.
- Demonstrate a focused, coherent, organized written report.
- Perform mathematic calculations required for entry-level automotive employment.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply written instructions and specifications relevant to their work environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to describe operation, diagnose and repair race automotive drive train systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to describe operation, diagnose and repair race engines.
- Demonstrate the ability to describe operation, diagnose and repair race automotive steering, brakes and suspension systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to fabricate materials required to build and maintain race vehicle chassis, bodies, and components.
Applicants in the motorsports technology program must meet the following physical requirements:
- Must be able to perform safely in the shop.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds to eye level.
- Must be able to communicate orally with a person six-10 feet away.
- Must be able to visually decipher an oscilloscope monitor and digital/analog meter, and scan tool displays.
- Must have a valid motor vehicle license and be able to drive a standard transmission vehicle.
- Must be able to diagnose mechanical failures that are distinguished audibly.
- Must be able to understand information found in service repair manuals and use diagnostic flow charts.
- Must meet qualifications for a NYS driver’s license.
Students may take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.
Two-year BOCES graduates who have an 80 percent class average, have a letter of recommendation from their vocational instructor, and present a portfolio may be allowed to advance beyond minimum requirements and improve the grade for the college courses, pursue individual interests within a course, or sample course work in a separate automotive program to broaden their experience.
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.
- Chassis Specialist
- High Performance Motorsport Technician
- Crew Foreman
- Pit Crew Member
- Engine Builder
- Transmission Builder
Alfred State motorsports technology graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
Students receive 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training of which 1,400 hours are lab work. There are one-and-one-half hours of lecture with four-and-one-half hours of lab work each day, five days per week, 15 weeks a semester.
|AUTO||1109||Brakes, Steering, and Suspension Systems||9|
|AUTO||1135||Automotive Basic Electronics & Component Overhaul||5|
|AUTO||4449||Drive Train Service||9|
|AUTO||3506||Intro to Motorsports||6|
|AUTO||3504||M/S Fabrication I||4|
|AUTO||3524||High Performance Tune-up/Electronic||4|
|AUTO||3535||High Performance Engine Building||5|
|AUTO||3534||High Performance Steering, Brake & Chassis||4|
|AUTO||3545||M/S Fabrication II||5|
|Responding to Survey||6 (60%)||7 (58%)||13 (93%)|
|Employed||3 (50%)||6 (86%)||10 (77%)|
|Employed in Field||3 (100%)||6 (100%)||9 (100%)|
|Transferred||3 (50%)||1 (14%)||3 (23%)|
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