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

Maintenance of way welding involves maintenance and repair of rail and track components. The final phase of this program consists of course work provided in cooperation with the National Academy of Railroad Sciences. Selective admission to the program is based on 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 2850; State CIP Code 49.0208)

First Semester

CPCA 105Introduction to Personal Computers: Windows1
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
RRT 120History of Railroading3
Total Hours13

Second Semester

ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
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

Technical/Related Elective (see below)6
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
or ECON 230 Economics I
RRT 150Railroad Operations3
RRT 165Railroad Safety, Quality and Environment3
SPD 125Personal Communication3
Total Hours18

Fourth Semester

Technical/Related Elective (see below)3
RRIT 122Elements of Welding*3
RRIT 123Basic Welding*3
RRIT 132Thermite Welding*3
RRIT 136Rail and Switch Point Repair Welding*3
RRIT 145Frog Welding*3
Total Hours18

Technical/Related Electives

AUTO 125Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices3
AUTO 165Automotive Engine Repair*4
CET 105Construction Methods3
CET 129Construction Management3
DRAF 123Interpreting Machine Drawings*2
DRAF 129Interpreting Architectural Drawings2
HVAC 1234
MFAB 124Introduction to Welding3
MFAB 128Basic Machine Tool Technology3
MFAB 140Maintenance Repair Welding*3
MFAB 180Blueprint and Symbols Reading for Welders2
MFAB 240Metallurgy2
RRIT 137Structural Welding SMAW*3
RRIT 138Structural Welding FCAW*3
RRIT 1403
RRIT 141Structural Quality GMAW*3
RRIT 142Structural Pile Welding*3
RRIT 160Mechanical Basic Welding*3
RRIT 162Mechanical Welding Structural Stick*3
RRIT 164Mechanical Welding Structural Wire*3
RRIT 166Mechanical Welding Air Brake Pipe* (Prerequisite:Approval of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Training Director)3
RRIT 168Mechanical Welding Sheet Metal* (Prerequisite:Approval of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Training Director)3

Total Program Hours: 64