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High Performance/Motor Sports

Are you interested in racing? Do you like working on high performance cars? If so, the High Performance Technologies/Motorsports program at LCC is for you! In this program, students have the opportunity to build high performance engines using state of the art Technologies and then test them on an engine dynamometer. Students will diagnose and tune vehicles for improved performance on our chassis dynamometer and gain hands-on experience building a race car chassis. Certificate and associate degree programs are offered.

Your certificate or Associate's degree would consist of instruction in the following areas:

Race Engine Machining

Students are instructed in proper use of cylinder boring equipment. They learn setup and operation of milling machines, how to operate a computer controlled cylinder honing machine, the proper setup and use of line honing equipment. Students learn basics of cylinder head preparation, cylinder block preparation, and engine balancing. Students will learn all the facets of proper and accurate machine shop procedures and machine operation.

Race Engine Assembly

This class consists of instruction in the latest advancements in ace engine Technologies. Discussions of the newest technological advancements in engine components and their proper assembly to maximize power and durability. Hands-on experiences gained by proper disassembly and measurements of GM's latest GEN-4 V8 engines then instruction in proper reassembly of the engines.

Race Engine Dynamometer

Students will gain hands-on experience in dynamometer setup and operation on our state-of-the-art DTS 1000 Horsepower Engine Dynamometer. Students will also be instructed in proper engine break-in and tuning procedures--both carbureted and fuel injection. Students will also learn proper maintenance procedures to keep the dynamometer running properly.

Race Engine Design I and Design II

In this class, teams of two students design, assemble, and test a V-8 engine. They will then attempt to achieve set criterion for engine performance. Design I students attempt to achieve a prerequisite torque figure with their engines and are graded accordingly. In Design II, students are allowed to modify their original engine to attempt to achieve prerequisite horsepower numbers and are graded accordingly. All testing is done in-house on our engine dyno.

Chassis Fabrication

Students taking this class will learn proper methods of chassis fabrication. They will then add an engine and transmission, suspension, and tires and test the vehicle. Prior welding experience is highly recommended for this class.

Open Lab Classes

If there is a sufficient quantity of students interested, we will conduct a High Performance open lab class. Students are allowed to work on their own projects using the school's equipment. Students are supervised by a performance program instructor and will be graded on progress made on their projects.

Automotive Technologies Program at Lansing Community College

Transportation Maintenance Technologies
West Campus, Room M103
Phone: (517) 483-5338
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