The Railroad Technology option is designed to provide the basic skills for entry into a railroad employee career path. Most railroad transportation workers begin as laborers, brake operators, or conductors after completing training on signals, timetables, operating rules, and related subjects. Although new employees may be hired as conductors, seniority determines whether an employee may hold a conductor position full-time. Employers almost always fill engineer positions with workers who have experience in other railroad-operating occupations.
- Opportunities are expected to be good for qualified applicants since a large number of workers are expected to retire or leave these occupations by 2018.
- 76% of these workers are members of unions, and earnings are relatively high.
REQUIRED COURSES for Academic Year 2014-2015
|ENL/COM||English or Co mmunicaiton Elective1||3|
|TRAN 101||Introduction to Transportation Systems||3|
|MAT 1XX||Apporved Math Elective2||3|
|Minimum 21 hours of additional TRAN courses, six of which must be in the TAN 150-199 range.||21|
1. Choose from one of the following: ENL 115, ENL 231, COM 112, COM 125, or COM 130.
2. Choose from one of the following: MAT 120, MAT 145, MAT 210, or MAT 215.
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