Railroad Repair and Welding Technician II - RR21 (Effective Fall 2017)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
  • High Schools

Program Overview

The Railcar Repair and Welding Technician II certificate program provides individuals with an opportunity to enter the workforce in an area that specializes in the repair of all classifications of railcars. Railcar Repair consists of developing skills for reviewing specifications and work orders, air brake repair and renewing, and general and specialized repairs of major and minor components. The program also provides students with the opportunity to intern with an industry business and sit for the welding certification exam.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (19 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces students to air brakes parts and components, testing, and repair and replacement of components to meet standards.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces students to the repair of couplers, wheels, axles, and trucks and the recognition of worn or defective parts.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces students to general repairs of minor components of all classifications of railcars such as doors, ladders, load restraints and securement and refrigeration equipment.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1040, WELD 1050

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1060

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification.
ELCR
2140
2

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Develops knowledge and skills necessary to transmit mechanical power using common industrial linkage types. Emphasis is placed on use of mechanical devices in combination with electronic controls. Topics include: linkages, motion analysis, gear drives, and preventative maintenance.