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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Introduction and Overview of Rail Vehicle Systems, Operation and Maintenance (100)

2. Principles of Troubleshooting and Diagnostics (300)

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


Course 1 and 2 (combined): 22 hours. 


Course 1 and 2: January 2013 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

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.