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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Transit Rail Vehicle Maintenance Technician Training and Apprenticeship Program

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.

Length:

Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 22 hours.

Dates:

Course 1, 2 and 3: January 2013 - Present. 

Objectives:

Course 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply principles of APS and battery systems within transit rail car maintenance facilities; inspect and maintain APS and battery systems on light and heavy rail cars; and apply effective troubleshooting steps for repair of APS and battery systems. 

Instruction:

Course 1, 2 and 3: Instruction is offered via classroom through use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, lab, required interaction with instructor, and final exams. 

Credit recommendation:

Course 1, 2 and 3:  In the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour in Introduction to Electromechanical Systems (1/18). NOTE: Course 1, 2 and 3 must be completed to receive credit.

Location:

Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.

Length:

Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 30 hours. 

Dates:

Course 1, 2 and 3: January 2013 - Present. 

Objectives:

Course 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe principles of propulsion systems; follow essential steps in inspecting and maintaining propulsion systems; and follow procedural steps to troubleshoot propulsion and dynamic braking systems.

Instruction:

Course 1, 2 and 3:  Instruction is offered via classroom through use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, lab, required interaction with instructor, and final exams. 

Credit recommendation:

Course 1, 2 and 3: In the associate degree/certificate category, 2 semester hours in Introduction to Electromechanical Systems (1/18). NOTE: Course 1, 2 and 3 must be completed to receive credit.

Location:

Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.

Length:

Course 1 and 2 (combined): 22 hours. 

Dates:

Course 1 and 2: January 2013 - Present.

Objectives:

Course 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of rail vehicles and their environment for the purpose of inspection, maintenance and repair; identify principles of rail vehicle worker protection and shop safety; utilize appropriate resources in the rail vehicle maintenance shop for rail vehicle maintenance and employee safety; describe general principles and practices for rail vehicle-specific inspection and maintenance; describe troubleshooting processes along with related general strategies, best practices, tips and pitfalls; read advanced electrical ladder drawings, safely work with high voltage; troubleshoot electrical and electronic systems on rail cars; and use monitoring and diagnostics systems for troubleshooting of rail vehicles.

Instruction:

Course 1 and 2: Instruction is offered via classroom through use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, lab, required interaction with instructor, and final exams.

Credit recommendation:

Course 1 and 2: In the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour in Introduction to Electromechanical Systems (1/18). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

Location:

Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.

Length:

Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 30 hours. 

Dates:

Course 1, 2 and 3: January 2013 - Present. 

Objectives:

Course 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify rail car HVAC basic principles and key components; inspect and maintain HVAC systems on light and heavy rail cars; and implement best practice to effectively troubleshoot HVAC systems on railcars.

Instruction:

Course 1, 2 and 3: Instruction is offered via classroom through use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, lab, required interaction with instructor, and final exams. 

Credit recommendation:

Course 1, 2 and 3: In the associate degree/certificate category, 2 semester hours in Introduction to Electromechanical Systems or HVAC Systems (1/18). NOTE: Course 1, 2 and 3 must be completed to receive credit.

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