Whether your passion is Racing or the Custom Car/Aftermarket Industry, the Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program is a great way to get the skills you need to launch your career. Looking for an exciting career in the Motorsports Industry in Road Racing (IMSA, SCCA, NASA), Circle track (NASCAR, ARCA), Drag Racing (NHRA), drifting, or other professional motorsports series? Then, you are in the right place!
Our program is located directly off I-985 at the Lanier Technical College Hall Campus just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Our location is at the center of the Southeast’s racing world, with world famous racetracks such as Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Lanier Raceplex and Atlanta Dragway within minutes of our location. Many top level race teams are located in close proximity to our campus, with many more throughout the South-East making internship and employment opportunities almost limitless no matter what form of motorsports interests you.
Our unique and innovative Motorsports Vehicle Technology program produces skilled and proficient Graduates to work as Race Car Mechanics, Pit Crew Members, Fabricators, Car Builders, Engine Builders, Driveline Specialists and Composites Technicians. If your passion isn’t Racing and instead is for the Automotive Aftermarket and Custom Car Industry, the skills we teach also cross over perfectly into that industry.
Our program offers a blend of hands-on, trackside, and classroom training which prepares students to work in the challenging and rewarding fields of the Motorsport Industry. Our Instructors come directly from the Motorsports Industry and in our labs and classrooms, students learn all facets of racecar development including suspension design and set-up, how to use fabrication equipment, MIG and TIG welding, how to use a lathe and mill, Composites (Carbon Fiber, Kevlar and Fiberglass) mold making and part lay-up, engine building and tuning, transmission/transaxle and differential builds, general racecar repairs, testing procedures, racecar electronics, data acquisition, trackside procedures, and many other industry protocols.
The MVT Program at Lanier Technical College accepts the HOPE Grant and the HOPE Scholarship plus other forms of financial aid.
“Motorsports Vehicle Technology requires a great combination of critical thinking and hands on skills. It presents me with challenges and thrills that general automotive technology lacks,” proclaimed Dorr. “Within a matter of months, I went from a completely different career to being employed by a racing team, traveling the country, and getting paid to do what I love. This program and this school are a great transition into the motorsports profession.” 10/22/2020