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

Mechanical services include a variety of responsibilities for the maintenance, service and repair of locomotives, freight cars and other rolling stock. Skills include diesel engine repair, electrical and electronic system repair, freight car repair and inspection, and welding processes. The final phase of the program consists of training provided in cooperation with the National Academy of Railroad Sciences. Selective admission to the program is based upon various criteria. Interested students should meet with a JCCC counselor as early as possible.

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

(Major Code 2840; State CIP Code 49.0208)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Prerequisites for Required Courses

Prior to beginning the program, the student must take one of the following prerequisite courses, or have obtained a waiver from the department or may contact the Testing Center for prior learning credit.

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

Technical Electives (see below)10
RRIT 122Elements of Welding*3
RRIT 123Basic Welding*3
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
ENGR 180Engineering Land Surveying I*3
HVAC 1234
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
MFAB 124Introduction to Welding3
MFAB 128Basic Machine Tool Technology3
MFAB 140Maintenance Repair Welding*3
MFAB 180Blueprint and Symbols Reading for Welders2
MFAB 152Manufacturing Materials and Processes3
MFAB 240Metallurgy2
RRTM 130Freight Car Yard Inspection*3
RRTM 131Freight Car Repair Track Inspector*3
RRTM 152Freight Car Air Brakes, Basic*2

Total Program Hours: 64