Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
1. Introduction and Overview to Cab and Wayside Signaling (105)
Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.
Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 37 hours.
Course 1, 2 and 3: April 2013 - Present.
Course 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe theory of operation and purpose of signaling; identify related elements of signaling; describe interference between territories with and without signaling systems; describe operation of types of signaling systems; describe equipment for train to wayside communication (TWC); identify signaling symbols recommended by American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA); describe how overlay systems work; describe general operation of Automatic Block Signaling (ABS), Automatic block signaling uni-directionally, Automatic block signaling Bi-directionally, and Traffic Control Systems; develop a sequence of operation for an ABS; list the Automatic Train Control Subsystems; describe operation of Automatic Train Protection, Automatic Train Operation and Automatic Train Supervision; describe operation of Radio Frequency Based Signaling; list and describe CBTC specific equipment; and inspect, maintain and repair cab and wayside signaling systems.
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: cab and wayside signaling systems, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association signaling symbols; overlay systems; Automatic Block Signaling; traffic control systems; and radio frequency based signaling.
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.