Certificate — Cylinder Head Engine Machining

If speed, horse power 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. In this 17-credit certificate, you will learn the theory and techniques behind a variety of engine-machining processes, centered around machining engine blocks and cylinder heads for performance applications.

Employment

Graduates are qualified to pursue careers as assistants to pit crew mechanics or engine machinists in a variety of motorsports such as dirt track racing, NASCAR, circle track, rally racing and other race circuits.

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Next Steps

All credits earned through the certificate may be applied toward the High-Performance Engine Machinist diploma.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
MOTO 2225Motorsports Fabrication I2
HPEM 1200Lathe and Mill Operations2
HPEM 1202Cylinder Head Machining4
HPEM 1204Theory of Cylinder Head2
HPEM 1206Theory of Lower Engine Machining2
HPEM 1207Lower Engine Machining5
Total Credits: 17