Spring 2014 Class Schedule (SCC)

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RAILR 102    Railroad Technical Careers    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course includes information about technical careers in railroading, thereby, enabling students to choose suitable career paths. This course includes alternate learning sites that will demonstrate the relationship among technical work groups in day-to-day railroad operations. Students must provide their own transportation. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to describe basic technical job functions, requirements, and characteristics.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 21-May 15
MTWTh     07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Monahan            SCC MAIN TEC 102         20038 

MTWTh     07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Winger             SCC MAIN TEC 102         20038 Textbook

RAILR 140    Railroad General Code of Operating Rules    4 Units

Prerequisite: RAILR 120 and 122 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course provides instruction in the use and application of railroad rules, timetables, general orders, track bulletins, track warrants, and train orders. The students will learn their interpretation, origin, and use in the railroad industry. Students are required to pass the General Code of Operating Rules Examination and will be required to write and re-write general orders, timetables, and rules. This course provides an in-depth study of the GCOR. Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to apply the General Code of Operating Rules to safe and efficient train movement and operations. Students must pass the prerequisite courses prior to attending this course. See an instructor about special requirements.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 18-Mar 13
TWTh      07:00PM-09:50PM LEC N.Lucas              SCC MAIN TEC 102         16827 

TWTh      07:00PM-09:50PM LEC R.Noonan             SCC MAIN TEC 102         16827 Textbook

RAILR 142    Railroad Field Operations    3 Units

Prerequisite: RAILR 120, RAILR 122, and RAILR 140 with grades of "C" or better. Hold a valid General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) certification card.
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 24 hours LAB
Description: This course provides for use and application of: railroad rules, timetables, general orders, track bulletins, track warrants, and train orders. Students will apply these in the classroom and in a railroad setting. Students are required to show that they have passed the General Code of Operating Rules examination on their first day of class. Students not qualified in the rules will not be allowed to continue in the class. In addition to the lectures, students will go on a Saturday day and weekday evening field trips where they will participate in: making up trains, coupling and uncoupling cars and locomotives, hooking up air hoses, troubleshooting air brakes systems, getting on and off stationary equipment, removing and applying knuckles of cars (knuckles weigh up to 90 pounds), and lining up different types of switches. Students are required to wear lace-up boots that cover the ankle with defined heels, leather gloves, loose fitting jeans or coveralls that cover the legs and do not restrict movement, shirts with sleeves, and hearing and eye protection. Hats that provide protection from the sun and rain are recommended. Students should be prepared to work outside in all types of weather.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 15-Apr 11
MTWTh     06:30PM-08:50PM LEC N.Lucas              SCC MAIN TEC 102         18020 
MTWTh     06:30PM-08:50PM LEC R.Noonan             SCC MAIN TEC 102         18020 Textbook
Sa        10:15AM-04:30PM LAB N.Lucas              SCC MAIN RRMU              

Sa        10:15AM-04:30PM LAB R.Noonan             SCC MAIN RRMU              

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 11, 2014