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Contact: Kemith Thompson, MBA, Associate Dean
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Railroad Signaling Services

Program Overview

The Railroad Signaling Services Technical Certificate of Credit program is intended to provide students with an introduction to the basics of railway signaling and circuits. This includes the design, implementation and maintenance of signaling systems and circuits along with the ability to read signal plans.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $4,150

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.



Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (19 hours)
Occupational Courses (19 hours)
This course introduces the concepts and practices of basic railroad signal systems. Student will gain an understanding and appreciation of regulations, laws, maintenance, design, and test equipment utilization.
This course covers the basics of railway signaling and circuits, the design and implementation of signaling systems and circuits, signal plans, and axle counters.
This course covers the fundamentals required in reading, analyzing and interpreting wayside and crossing plans. Students will also gain essential skills and knowledge necessary for the proper maintenance of these systems. The course examines all aspects of crossing warning systems, from gate mechanics to constant warning theory, and we conclude our training with a thorough study of FRA Part 234 - Grade Crossing Signal System Safety.
This course will provide the student with the practical experience in an actual railway signal construction work environment. Emphasis is placed on all phases of signal construction. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights through hands-on experiences. Topics include: Adaptability to the job setting, application of proper Signal Construction and Maintenance techniques, tools, and equipment, use of proper safety techniques, and professional development.
Specific Occupational Elective