Rail Systems Technology

Program Overview 

In this program, students garner safety, electrical, and mechanical competencies required for the maintenance and repair of rail vehicles in these core areas: couplers, truck and axle, propulsion and dynamic braking, auxiliary inverters and batteries, friction brakes, HVAC, current collection and distribution, monitoring and diagnosing, car body, doors, communications systems, and car-borne cab signal control systems.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

• Identify and explain the operation of rail vehicle systems (such as engine, transmissions, brakes, electrical and suspension) along with their related subsystems

• Utilize the various manufacturer diagnostic software to accurately diagnose and repair rail vehicles

• Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing specialized tools and shop equipment in the repair of rail vehicles while adhering to all applicable industry safety standards

Degree and Certificates

Award Title Award
Type
GE

Required
Course
Units

Major
Elective
Units

Total
Major
Units
Rail Systems Technology: Rail Maintenance Specialist  AS  21  40  –  40

 

Rail Systems Technology: Rail Maintenance Specialist

C

40

40

 

Career Opportunities

Pursue a career as an automotive technician, air conditioning mechanic, automotive electrician, transmission specialist, brake repairer, engine repairer, front-end or tune-up mechanic. Work in dealerships or repair shops or start your own business.

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Wage/Salary Information

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