Locomotive Engineer + Conductor Basic Training Program
Bucks County Community College is proud to announce a partnership with NJ Transit in offering
"Career Tracks in the Railroad Industry."
October 13, 2018 9am - 12 pm
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in the railroad industry or considered a career in the railroad industry? The railroad industry of the 21st century is a growing, fast-paced, technologically advanced industry. Careers in this field include engineers, conductors, dispatchers, track workers, signal maintainers, ticket agents, technology experts, and others. You will learn about each of these roles from working professionals in the railroad industry – what the jobs are like, the advantages of working in each position, what type of preparation is required, and the salary ranges and benefits associated with each job.
Please join us on October 13, 2018 for a FREE information session at the Lower Bucks Campus. Refreshments will be provided.
*If you register for the Locomotive Engineer Class at the
information session, you will receive a 10% discount for
Lower Bucks Campus/XTMCO 1151 C50
Sat, 10/13, 9am-12pm
Locomotive Engineer + Conductor Basic Training Program WTMCO 1153 C50
10/27/18 - 1/26/19
(no class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)
*includes 1 field day in the industry. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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
**If you register for the Locomotive Engineer Class at the information session on October 13, 2018, you will receive a 10% discount for the class.
Bucks Continuing Education Office to register: