The associate of applied science in railroad electronics degree program is a restricted access program for those students enrolled in the railroad electronics certificate program who wish to progress to a degree. The certificate program has been an active program on the JCCC campus since 1993, with a total enrollment to date of almost 400 students.
The certificate program consists of 33 credit hours of electronics courses, previously designated as ELEC courses, currently designated as RREL courses. The total program content is equivalent to the electronics degree program, but the delivery differs. content is divided into courses differently. Examples tend to be railroad-related where possible, and courses are delivered in alternative format, combining distance learning (using a remote access server) and classroom presentations.
Electronics technology influences almost every aspect of modern life. Skilled electronics technicians are needed to support growth in the railroad industry. These technicians must be able to fabricate, tect, install, operate and maintain highly technical systems, such as communications systems networks, medical delivery systems, computers and computer networks, and industrial process control systems. The program focuses on the underlying principles of electronic devises used extensively in railroad signaling, circuit analysis and digital electronics and will provide a broad systems view of electronics.
Students in railroad electronics technology program will work with outstanding facilities and the latest laboratory equipment. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity for employment in today's most challenging and exciting railroad signal career field.
No new courses are required for this program. All RREL courses are offered as closed courses for BNSF Railway, with the railroad furnishing all equipment, trainers, computers and software.
(Major Code 2820; State CIP Code 49.0208)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
|RREL 180||Introduction to Railroad Electronics*||1|
|RREL 181||Circuit Analysis DC/AC*||6|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|RREL 182||Semiconductor Devices and Circuits*||6|
|RREL 183||Digital Techniques*||6|
|RREL 284||Electronic Communications*||6|
|RREL 285||Microprocessor Techniques*||6|
|RREL 286||Applied Microprocessors*||2|
Note: MATH 111 and MATH 115 will not meet math requirements
Total Program Hours: 63