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Contact: Kemith Thompson, MBA, Associate Dean
Direct: (404) 225-4521



Railroad Signal Engineering and Design

Program Overview

The Railroad Signal Engineering and Design Technical Certificate of Credit program is intended to provide students with an introduction to the basics in the design of railway signals and circuits, which is instrumental to the safe and efficient operation of the railway. 

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 design and engineering. Student will gain a working knowledge and appreciation regarding the fact that all signaling must be designed in accordance with accepted railway fail safe principles for both mechanical and electrical equipment, understanding the failure of any component is not to present an unsafe condition.
This course is designed to teach a 2D production drafter how to use MicroStation software to create and update railway signal system designs. You will learn to use MicroStations tools and features to create designs, manipulate and modify elements, assemble project data, and create printed output.
Design project involving application of fundamental railway signal engineering concepts to project design, discussion of specifications, contracts and implementation. Emphasis is placed on written and oral communications.
This course is intended to broaden the students perspectives and provide practical experience to complement the theory and content learned in railway signal design courses. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate a dedicated work ethic and consistent professionalism throughout the internship.
Specific Occupational Elective