Railroad Conductor Technology

Railroad Conductor Technology - Certificate

Recommended Course Sequence

15 Week Term

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
RRCC 1110 Orientation
Description
RRCC 1110 This is an opportunity for students to determine if a career as a conductor is right for them. Students will shadow conductors in a working rail yard and experience for themselves the physical and scheduling demands of the job. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to describe railroad organization and general operations, policies and practices to ensure railroad safety, and the basic responsibililities of conductors. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC1110

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RRCC 1120 Introduction to Conductor Service
Description
RRCC 1120 This is an introductory course for the conductor service option within the railroad operations program. Upon successful completion of this course, the studfent should be able to describe railroad organization and general operations, policies and practices to ensure railroad safety, and the basic responsibilities of conductors. 5 hrs. lecture, demonstration/wk. Selective admission program - see a counselor about special requirements. Prerequisite: Admission to DCTC railroad conductor program and completion of the one-week orientation (RRCC1110).

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC1120

4
RRCC 1130 General Code of Operating Rules
Description
RRCC 1130 This is the fourth course in the conductor option for the railroad operations degree program. Conductors must maintain a thorough understanding of the General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR). This course provides an in-depth study of the GCOR. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate abilities to apply the General Code of Operating Rules to safe and efficient train movement and operations. Prerequisites: Admission to the DCTC railroad conductor option and successful completion of RRCC1120 Conductor Service with a minimum grade of "C".

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC1130

4
RRCC 1140 Mechanical Operations
Description
RRCC 1140 This course covers mechanical operations that relate to conductor service. This is the second course in the conductor option of the railroad operations degree program. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to describe the importance and application of freight care mechanical policies and practices to ensure safe railroad operations. 2.5 hrs. lecture/wk. Selective admission program - see a counselor about special requirements. Prerequisite: Admission to the DCTC's railroad conductor program and successful completion of RRCC1120, Intro to Conductor Service with a grade of "C" or better.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC1140

2
RRCC 1150 Conductor Duties
Description
RRCC 1150 Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to describe and apply railroad organization and general operations, policies and practices to ensure railroad safety, and basic responsibilities of conductors. This course includes safety and the general rules with which conductors must comply and teaches the techniques and administrative procedures usek on the job to perform safely and effectively. 2.5 hrs. lecture/wk. Selective admission program - see a conselor about special requirements. Prerequisite: Admission to the DCTC railroad conductor option and successful completion of RRCC1140 Mechanical Operation with a minimum grade of "C".

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC1150

2
RRCC 1160 Utilization of Railroad Equipment and Safety Standards
Description
RRCC 1160 This course is designed for persons interested in pursuing a career as a Railroad Conductor. The student will study and demonstrate the accepted standards of railroad equipment utilization. They will also demonstrate knowledge and application of railroad safety rules and techniques for moving box cars.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC1160

2
RRCC 2970 Railroad Conductor Internship
Description
RRCC 2970 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have observed actual operations and be able to apply skills learned in classroom-based instruction to those operations. The student will observe and perform operations under the supervision of experienced conductor mentors in actual field locations. 1 hr. lecture, minimum 40 hours of on-the-job training/wk. Prerequisite: Admission to the DCTC railroad conductor option, and successful completion of RRCC1130 General Code of Operating Rules with a minimum grade of "C".

Credits:

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: RRCC2970

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Total Core Credits: 16
Total Program Credits: 16