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

JCCC's associate's degree program in railroad operations can prepare you for an exciting and well-paying career. The more than 500 companies that make up the U.S. railroad industry provide the country's freight and passenger transportation service on a network of some 300,000 route-miles of track. Railroads employ a substantial workforce to service, maintain and manage this extensive transportation network.

In general, this option is designed to provide the student with general knowledge and skills for entry-level employment in the railroad industry. The student is introduced to the history of railroading and the various railroad crafts. Railroad operations, safety, environment and quality also are covered. The student will choose from a list of business and technical electives in order to provide a basis for possible employment and further post-employment training.

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

(Major Code 2800; State CIP Code 49.0208)

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

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 Hours15

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

Business/Related Electives (see below)6
Technical/Related Electives (see below)12
Total Hours18

Business/Related Electives

ACCT 121Accounting I3
BUS 123Personal Finance3
BUS 140Principles of Supervision3
BUS 141Principles of Management3
BUS 225Human Relations3
BUS 243Human Resource Management3
BUS 261Business Law I*3
MKT 230Marketing3
BOT 101Computerized Keyboarding1

Technical/Related 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
ENGR 180Engineering Land Surveying I*3
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