Railroad Conductor Technology
|Railroad Conductor Technology - Certificate||16 cr.||Rosemount|
This program prepares students to serve as railroad conductors in the railway industry, which is critical to our nation’s livelihood. Retirement rates of current conductors promise excellent job opportunities. DCTC formed partnerships with BNSF, Railway, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Railway, Union Pacific Railroad and many other regional and short lines to develop a curriculum that puts graduates on the fast track to employment in the industry.
Admissions Requirements or Prerequisites
- Minimum age of 18
- H.S. diploma or GED
- Criminal background check
- No felonies
- No DUIs within two years, only one within 5 years
- Medical exam
- Pass color blindness test
- Vision and hearing acuity
- Approval by physician to perform on the job
- Pass drug test
- U.S. citizen or social security number
- Pass fitness test
Twin Cities & Western Railroad, Union Pacific, Red River Valley & Western Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway, Progressive Rail Inc., Minnesota Commercial Railway, Chicago Southshore & South Bend Railroad, Northern Plains Railroad, Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad and Northern Lines Railway.
- August 25, 2014
- October 27, 2014
- January 26, 2015
- March 30, 2015
Railroad conductors oversee train routes, movements and car switching through a range of duties, including the relay of signals for safe train movements. Conductors work irregular hours, including holidays, weekends, days and nights for shifts up to 12 hours. Constantly alert to changing conditions, they are trained to act safely and responsibly.
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