Motorsports Vehicle Technology

   Program Description

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.

Why Lanier Tech’s Motorsports Technology Degree is Important!

   Program Advisors

Steve Koen

Motorsports Vehicle Technology Instructor Motorsports Vehicle Technology
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6988

John Leverett

Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Chair Motorsports Vehicle Technology
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 7027

Christian Tetzlaff

Dean of Applied Technology and Transportation Applied Technology and Transportation
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6966

Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program SAE Ferrari Field Trip
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Race Prep and Testing Students Tire Temp Lab
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Students at PTC Driving Academy
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Students at PTC Driving Academy
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Parker Jordan-Michelin Pilot Challenge
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Lab
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program students on MotoAmerica Field Trip
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program students in Composites class
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program Anthony Alday-Michelin Pilot Challenge
Motorsports Vehicle Technology Program HSR Walter Mitty Challenge Field Trip
Motorsports Vehicle Technology (MVT) students
SAE Ferrari Field Trip
Race Prep and Testing Students Tire Temp Lab
PTC Driving Academy b
PTC Driving Academy a
Parker Jordan-Michelin Pilot Challenge
Motorsports Lab
MotoAmerica Field Trip
Composites Class-Fall 2021a
Anthony Alday-Michelin Pilot Challenge
HSR Walter Mitty Challenge Field Trip
Motorsports
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