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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)

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

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

Course 1, 2, and 3: April 2013 - May 2023. 

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.