Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
1. Introduction and Overview to Control Panels (108)
Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 15 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: analyze and compare the functions and components of mechanical interlocking machines to modern control panels; explain how control panels have evolved since the early 20th century by evaluating changes and technological advances; explain purpose and key functions of control panels for signaling purposes; list and describe control panel components; evaluate how functions of control panels differ at the mainline and interlockings/yards; read lock diagrams; describe types of communication interfaces; and inspect, repair and maintain control panels.
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: control panel operations, functions and equipment; lock diagrams; communication interfaces; and inspection, repair and maintenance of control panels.
Course 1, 2, and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour 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.