Motorsports Management & Technology (MTS) at Patrick Henry Community College


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MTS 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 100 - Introduction to Motorsports Management
Provides a survey of the motorsports industry. Includes history, growth, and economic impact of motorsports. Includes sanctioning organizations, classification and characteristics of vehicles, related businesses and industries, financial issues, career opportunities, and other motorsports-related topics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 105 - Fundamentals of Motorsports Technology
Introduces manual transmissions and differentials used in Stock car racing. Demonstrates and performs installation, repair, and maintenance of stock care repair, and maintenance of stock car manual gearboxes and final drive units. Prerequisites: ENG 03, ENG 05.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 120 - Introduction to Motorsports Technology
Introduces the student to a survey of the Motorsports Industry. Explores the student to a broad overview of the industry, terminology and technology associated with developing a competition racecar.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 125 - Motorsports Technology I
Introduces the student to the various systems of the racecar. Focuses on the inter-related functions and the theoretical concepts of the high performance race engine. Emphasizes hands-on skills with identification and installation of component parts of a race engine. Prerequisite: MTS 120.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 126 - Motorsports Technology II
Introduces the student to charging, ignition systems and fuel systems of Stock car racing. Provides hands-on experience with specialized ignition systems, charging systems, fuel cells, fuel delivery, carburetion, and back up systems. Prerequisite: MTS 125.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 130 - Motorsports Structural Technology I
Introduces the student to the basic design and fabrication of a racecar. Develops skills for use of the tools, equipment, and materials in the production of a racecar. Emphasizes safety, accuracy, and aesthetics of the racecar and the work environment. Prerequisite(s): MTS 125 and WEL 130.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 131 - Motorsports Structural Technology II
Introduces the student to the design and fabrication of a roll cage. Develops skills in the use or tools, equipment, and materials selection to bend, form, and fabricate the primary structural safety component. Emphasizes NASCAR and other sanctioning bodies' specifications. Prerequisite: MTS 130.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 132 - Motorsports Structural Technology III
Introduces the student to the design and fabrication of body parts. Develops skills in the use of tools, equipment, and materials selection to bend, form, and fabricate the primary structural safety component. Emphasizes NASCAR and other sanctioning bodies' specifications. Prerequisite: MTS 130 and MTS 131.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 135 - Sheet Metal Fabrication
Introduces sheet metal terminology, fabrication, and installation for covering structural framework of race cars. Provides project oriented, problem-based experiences with equipment and machinery used in the Motorsports industry.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 140 - Stock Car Engines I
Provides a comprehensive study concerning all areas of race engines including cylinder block configuration and classification. Covers principles of race engine operation and subsystems. Includes lubrication systems (both wet and dry sump) and specialized cooling systems. Prerequisites: ENG 03, ENG 05, MTH 02.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 150 - Engine Machining Processes I
Introduces general machining techniques and practices relating to engines and fabrication of Stock Car engine parts. Includes applied mathematic operations found in machining race engines. Prerequisite: ENG 03, ENG 05, MTH 02.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MTS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 210 - Race Car Setup I
Introduces the student to basic chassis geometry. Develops skills to square the wheelbase, set ride heights, and establish proper weight distribution. Emphasizes teamwork, communication of settings, and accuracy in set up. Prerequisite: MTS 131.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 211 - Race Car Setup II
Exposes the student to advanced racecar geometry. Develops skills to engage in on-track adjustments for top performance of the vehicle. Emphasizes application of skills on-site and under race conditions. Prerequisite: MTS 210.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
MTS 240 - Stock Car Engines II
Introduces the student to the engine short block assembly and proper machining of the cylinder block. Employs various machining techniques needed to bore final size, relieve pressure, and lighten the cylinder block for assembly. Prerequisite: MTS 140 and MTS 150.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 250 - Engine Machining Processes II
Introduces the student to comprehensive machining techniques related to engine and fabrication processes of race engine parts. Demonstrates and performs modern CNC machining operations for race engines. Prerequisite: MTS 150, MTS 140.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MTS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits