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Railroad Operations - Conductor Option, A.A.S.

Conductors are responsible for supervising over-the-road operation of freight trains and are in demand throughout the railroad industry. They may choose career paths leading to locomotive engineer service or railroad management. The final phase of this program consists of six weeks of full-time training provided in cooperation with the National Academy of Railroad Sciences on the campus of JCCC.

For information visit the National Academy of Railroad Sciences. Hover your cursor over the "New Careers" tab and choose from the list.

Note: Metropolitan Community College students should seek specific counsel from the JCCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.

Metropolitan Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.

(Major Code 2810; State CIP Code 49.0208)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

CPCA 105Introduction to Personal Computers: Windows1
CPCA 108Word Processing I: MS Word*1
CPCA 110Spreadsheets I: MS Excel*1
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
RRT 120History of Railroading3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

Technical Electives (see below)2
ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II*3
PHYS 133Applied Physics*5
RRT 121Railroad Technical Careers3
Health and/or Physical Education Elective ^1
Total Hours17

Health and/or Physical Education Elective

Third Semester

BUS 121Introduction to Business3
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
or ECON 230 Economics I
PHIL 138Business Ethics1
RRT 150Railroad Operations3
RRT 165Railroad Safety, Quality and Environment3
SPD 125Personal Communication3
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester

RRTC 123Introduction to Conductor Service*4
RRTC 175Conductor Mechanical Operation*2
RRTC 261Conductor Service*2
RRTC 263General Code of Operating Rules*4
RRTC 267Conductor Field Application*4
Total Hours16

Technical Electives

AUTO 125Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices3
AUTO 165Automotive Engine Repair*4
CET 105Construction Methods3
CET 129Construction Management3
CPCA 138Windows for Microcomputers*1
DRAF 123Interpreting Machine Drawings*2
DRAF 129Interpreting Architectural Drawings2
ELEC 120Introduction to Electronics3
ELEC 126Microcomputer A+ Preparation4
ELEC 133Programmable Controllers3
ENGR 180Engineering Land Surveying I*3
GEOS 140Physical Geography3
GEOS 141Physical Geography Lab*2
HVAC 1234
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
MFAB 152Manufacturing Materials and Processes3
MFAB 133Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) I*3
MFAB 240Metallurgy2

Total Program Hours: 64