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Collision Refinishing Technology - Motorsports Chassis Fabrication

Motorsports Chassis Fabrication Overview

 

Motorsports Chassis Fabrication

The Motorsports Chassis Fabrication specialty course introduces students to metal working techniques that apply to specialty automotive chassis fabrication work.

This includes a study of metal types and configurations, measuring, pattern and outline development, mechanical drawing reading and development, attachment methods, metal finishing, cutting, MIG and TIG welding; frame design and modifications including boxing, tubular cross-members, c-notching, pro-street frame setup, roll cage construction, and complete tube chassis fabrication.

Course Objectives

Course training includes:

  • Lay out cut marks on material in preparation for cutting, drilling or machining
  • Develop and use common specialty automotive patterns
  • Read and draw basic specialty automotive related mechanical drawings
  • Perform various cutting procedures, including use of oxy-acetylene and plasma
  • Operate various grinders and sanders
  • Demonstrate MIG and TIG welding processes, procedures, equipment, minor maintenance and safety
  • Recognize the frame designs used in the specialty automotive industry
  • Demonstrate the care and usage of common precision measuring instruments used in metal fabrication and machining
  • Operate manual machine tools (engine lathe and vertical mill) for component fabrication

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for students who specialize in chassis fabrication may include:

  • Welder
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Race Team Technician
  • Specialty Shop Technician
  • Aftermarket Parts Research and Development

Request more information on the Motorsports Chassis Fabrication specialty course.


Campuses that offer Motorsports Chassis Fabrication

Other Specialties in the Collision Refinishing Technology Core*

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Blairsville Campus Program Disclosures.
  • Blairsville Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 63.8% completed within 100% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 100% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 6.4% completed within 150% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 150% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Laramie Campus Program Disclosures.
  • Laramie Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 69% completed within 100% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 100% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 7.1% completed within 150% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 150% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here

* Not all courses and specialties offered at all locations.


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