High-Performance Engine Machining


Get your motor running for a high-performance career.

If speed, horsepower and torque get your adrenaline pumping, consider turning your love of engines into a successful career. High-performance engine machinists work in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. You will learn the theory and techniques behind a variety of engine machining and engine assembly procedures necessary to maintain the nation’s need for speed. The modern lab at Northwest Technical College is equipped with some of the best equipment in the industry — from the CNC machine for blueprinting blocks to the flow bench and the engine dyno work. We will prepare you to get your dream job in a high-performance engine shop.​

A block of overlapping courses allows students to complete either the Automotive Service program or the High-Performance Engine Machining program and then go on to take additional courses to complete both degree programs. Likewise, the Automotive Chassis & Powertrain certificate and the Motorsports Technology diploma share course requirements. Northwest Technical College is among a handful of colleges in the nation that offer the option to pursue these complementary programs at the same time. Completing multiple credentials gives students a competitive skill set and expanded employment opportunities in motorsports and commercial automotive service.

For a printable overview of NTC’s High-Performance Engine Machining program, open the High-Performance Engine Machining flyer.