Locomotive Engineer & Conductor Basic Training Program

The Transportation Industry has had a great resurgence and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country today. The highly skilled crafts of Locomotive Engineer and Conductor are in great demand.  Whether you are looking for a good salary, job security or a challenging career, the Transportation Industry in the local area and beyond has numerous employment opportunities available.

Engineer and Conductors are responsible for the safe movement of trains. Conductors are held responsible and in-charge of other crew members (Switchmen, brakeman and utility man)and their duties since they organize all the work or activities along a railroad route, keep manifest paperwork up-to-date in a proper order, manage employees’ hours and their own hours of service, follow both the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and company rules and regulations, communicate with dispatchers and others, manage train movement throughout their territory and regulate the final arrival and disposition of the train. This course is designed to prepare you for pre-employment as a Locomotive Engineer or Conductor candidate at a public transportation provider or freight railroad. 

The goal of this course is to help accelerate your chances of employment in the Transportation Industry as a Locomotive Engineer or Conductor and also prepare you for a railroad’s training academy once employed.  The subjects that will be covered include, but are not limited to: 

  • Introduction to the Railroad industry

  • Review: Career opportunities in the Railroad Industry, Policies, advantages and disadvantages

  • Detailed descriptions the crafts of Locomotive Engineer and Conductor

  • Communication: Radio, face-to-face, fax, and phone

  • Rail Operations Procedure, Safety, and Rules

  • NORAC and other Railroad Operating Rules

  • Hours of Service regulations

  • Duties and Responsibilities of Locomotive Engineers and Conductors

  • Signal System: hand signals and train movement

  • Review: certification for Locomotive Engineer, Conductor, and Dispatcher

  • Yard switching Operations both freight and Passenger

  • Hazmat Material: Class, Group, practices and handling rules

Class is being taught by Thomas A. Philip, PhD.

Newtown Campus/$650 /WTMCO 1152 C01
10 Sat, 9/9-11/11, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

For more information, you can email Tom directly at TPTOMSHA@CS.com

For additional information, you can contact donna.kirn@bucks.edu

To register call Bucks County Community College Continuing Education Office at 215-968-8409 (Option #6)