University of Northwestern Ohio

High Performance Motorsports Technology

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 Motorsports program’s reputation for producing highly-educated graduates means your diploma, associate, or bachelor degree will give you a distinct advantage in a competitive workplace.

We’re serious about racing and dedicated to your success. It all begins with professional training on the same equipment being used in the best facilities in America.

In 1992 we were the first high performance/motorsports program in the country and in 2006, we took motorsports education to a new level. Our seven acre, Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis high performance motorsports complex is the only one of its kind in the world. Inside you’ll find cutting-edge technology and equipment dedicated to learning the science of high performance vehicles. Outside, we have a test facility unlike any other which includes a drag strip style launch pad, a skid pad to test lateral G-Forces, and an off-road course to test your 4x4’s strength.

UNOH High Performance Motorsports program featured on FOX45 News in Dayton, Ohio (May 2017)

Each of our instructors brings real world experience to the classroom from years in the field. Plus, they share the same passion for racing as our students. You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in racing at UNOH.  Our training vehicles and state-of-the-art equipment will give you all the hands-on experience you need to give you an advantage when entering into the work force.

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.

Courses Include

  • Welding
  • Engine Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Drivelines
  • Ignition Systems
  • Custom Engine Building

Important Facts

  • 20 Students Per Class Maximum
  • 70% Hands-On Training
  • Coeducational Campus
  • Student Activities Year-Round
  • Over 20 Clubs to Join
  • Free Admittance to UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, UNOH Athletic Events, and Limaland Motorsports Park

of Motorsports Graduates are Employed or Continuing Their Education


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.

Average Annual Earnings: $51,500

High Performance Motorsports Technology Programs

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