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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 Control Panels (108)

2. Inspection and Maintenance of Control Panels (208)
3. Troubleshooting and Repair of Control Panels (308)

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


Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined): 15 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: 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. 

Credit recommendation: 

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.