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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

Orientation (100)

Location: 

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

Length: 

27 hours.

Dates: 

April 2013 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the purpose, history and evolution of railroad signaling systems; differentiate between tools used for mechanical and electrical maintenance tests; analyze and implement use of safety procedures and various forms of roadway worker protection; identify proper procedures for removing equipment from service; define the fundamentals of relays and other technical aspects related to railroad signaling systems; and properly prepare records and documentation.   

Instruction: 

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: signaling systems, safety, worker protection, tracks, circuits, derails, train stops, grade crossings, interlockings, relays, circuit plans, and recordkeeping.

Credit recommendation: 

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).

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