Railroad Engineering

 

Associate in Science 

Railroad Engineering Technology will prepare students for employment in the railroad industry within a career path for maintaining and repairing railcars through a degree orientation in electromechanical equipment. Graduates will be prepared for technical application exams administered by Metro North Railroad, Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, NJ Path, and the New Haven/Hartford commuter railroad. The program reflects current skills needed within job positions that require electromechanical knowledge and skills. 

The Signaling and Communications Option will prepare students for employment in the railroad industry for maintaining and repairing rail line and railcars where signaling and communications systems are used. Graduates will be prepared for technical application exams administered by Metro North Railroad, Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, NJ Path, and the New Haven/Hartford/Springfield commuter railroad. The program reflects current skills needed within job positions that require electronic and communications knowledge and skills.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate and have an understanding of typical railroad rules and regulations including changes that are a result of accidents and imposed by Homeland Security  
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of career opportunities within the railroad industry with an Electromechanical oriented degree 

Electromechanical Degree: 

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the operation of railcar electromechanical systems 
  • Conduct entry level troubleshooting and repairs of electromechanical systems on railcars 
  • Be prepared to take an application exam on electromechanical skills for employment in the railroad industry 

Signaling & Communications Option: 

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the operation of rail line and railcar signaling and communication systems 
  • Conduct entry level troubleshooting and repairs on signaling and communications systems along rail lines and on railcars 
  • Be prepared to take an application exam on signaling and communications skills for employment in the railroad industry 

 

Signaling & Communications Option 
Associate in Science 

The first two semesters are identical to the Electromechanical oriented Degree Program. 

Contact

For more information:

Paul Silberquit
(203) 285-2368
psilberquit@gatewayct.edu

 

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