No matter what type of racing you prefer - oval racing, drag racing, road racing, off-road racing, or tractor pulling - we have the right program for you.
The level of professionalism required by race teams, performance machine shops, and sanctioning bodies is at an all-time high. The UNOH College of Applied Technologies' High Performance Department's reputation for producing highly-educated graduates means your diploma, associate, or baccalaureate degree will give you a distinct advantage in a competitive workplace.
The University of Northwestern Ohio invented the high performance motorsports program in 1992 and has been training students with the latest technology available in the industry since. This equipment and technology provides our students extensive and relevant experience throughout their training. In 2006, we took motorsports education to a new level with the largest facility in the country dedicated to learning the science of high performance vehicles - a seven acre, 70,000 square foot high performance motorsports complex. Inside you'll find cutting-edge technology and equipment.
In addition, our Career Services Department has contacts throughout the high performance industry and has launched careers for students with high performance race teams, manufacturers and shops. Regardless of your motorsports interest, you can get the best high performance education at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
The High Performance Motorsports Technology field is a highly specialized job market with exciting job opportunities. This multi-billion dollar industry offers careers in engine building and testing, chassis building and modification, vinyl graphic design and application, and the production and installation of after-market accessories. Opportunities also exist for graduates to work with teams and organizations involved in competing in professional motorsports under many different sanctioning bodies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of a Technician working in a High Performance Shop or for a Race Team is $51,500! Annual earnings range between $32,000 and $71,000 per year depending on your job title and location of employment.
*U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Quarterly: Careers in the Auto Racing, June 2009, www.bls.gov, viewed June 2016