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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 to Track Circuits (101)

2. Inspection and Maintenance of Track Circuits (201)
3. Inspection and Maintenance of Track Circuits (201)

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


Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 38 hours. 


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

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain principles and operations of track circuits; identify major components found in track circuits and examine their functions; list basic components of rail structure; record types of track circuits; describe common types of track circuits; and inspect and maintain track circuits. 


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. Topics include: track circuit operations, safety, inspection procedures, and maintenance techniques. 

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1, 2 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Railroad Operations, Railroad Electronics, Railroad Engineering, Transportation Management, and Mechanical Systems (5/18). NOTE: Course 1, 2 and 3 must all be completed to receive credit.