Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
1. Introduction and Overview of Rail Vehicle Systems, Operation and Maintenance (100)
Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.
Course 1 and 2 (combined): 22 hours.
Course 1 and 2: January 2013 - Present.
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.
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.
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.