• Schools offering Railroad Skills Training Courses

  • General discussion about working in the railroad industry. Industry employers are welcome to post openings here.
General discussion about working in the railroad industry. Industry employers are welcome to post openings here.

Moderator: thebigc

  by union21
I'm in search of collection all the US and Canada Schools who offer College credit for Railroading courses, Also, Degrees. Here are some of the few other members have posted.

http://www.railroadtraining.com/ National Acadamy of Railroad sciences. Kansas City.

http://www.tccd.edu/programs/courses/co ... tmentID=17 Tarrant county college Fort Worth Texas.

Please Add all the schools you know about. Thanks!

  by Santa Fe Sucks
I believe Clayton State College near Atlanta, Georgia does.
  by union21
From the Web Site "The course includes an introduction to basic railroading, safety, operating rules, signals, equipment and other topics essential for success as a conductor. Students spend a minimum of eight hours per day training, either in class or on rail equipment. All study materials are provided to students to complete the course."

  by MEC407

  by BoRhyne
Okefenokee Technical College, Waycross Ga. My class starts Feb 21 so i'll let you know how it is in late march.
  by union21
1701 Carswell Avenue
Waycross, Georgia 31503
Phone 912.287.6584

Locomotive Electrical Systems
http://www.okefenokeetech.edu/acad/tech ... o_elec.asp[/url]

Frieght conductor Program
http://www.okefenokeetech.edu/econdev/f ... ductor.asp[/url]

Locomotive Mechanical Systems
http://www.okefenokeetech.edu/acad/tech ... o_mech.asp[/url]
  by union21
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS

AA in Railroad Operations Technology
-Conductor Option
-Dispatcher Option
-Maintenance of Way Welding Option


Conected with the National Academy of Railroad Sciences

  by Engineer Spike
I don't think that some of these schools are worth it. I think that the Johnson County CC is ok because it is affiliated with BNSF. Sometimes railroads will hire people from these schools. Regionals and shortlines come to mind. Many of them are too small to have a whole staff dedicated to training employees. They would farm this out.
Class one carriers are more difficult. I think that hiring from a school would depend on how urgent the need for employees. In some cases they would rather spend the time to train someone in their own practices. What was taught in school might not be exactly how things are done here.

  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
too bad there aren't any in the North east :(

  by CSX Conductor
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:too bad there aren't any in the North east :(
MBTA F40: Click here

  by Guest
Get a job on the NS, they send you to school for free and pay you the whole time. They even pay your travel and meals while you're at school. Can't beat that deal.

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