RAICF-CT Railway Conductor

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
RAIL-1020RC - Signals
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Much of a Conductor’s work involves recognition of railway signals. After completing this course, students should be able to recognize and interpret the variety of signals and signal sequences used by the railways.

RAIL-1021RC - Rail Security Awareness
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Security is a common issue for a variety of modes of transportation including the railway. The course provides students with the skills and abilities necessary to perform their duties as Conductors in identifying and reporting potential security issues.

RAIL-1022RC - Passenger Evacuation
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This course provides potential Conductors with the skills and abilities to safely evacuate passengers and other on-board staff in the event of an emergency.

RAIL-1023RC - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
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This course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Railway Conductor with respect to the safe handling and transportation of dangerous goods. Course content includes handling of dangerous goods, proper processing, labeling and documentation.

RAIL-1024RC - Radio Regulations
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This course focuses on proper and safe radio communication, a key duty in the role of the railway Conductor. Students learn and apply the appropriate rules and regulations for radio communication.

RAIL-1025RC - Air Brake Systems & Tests
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Tests and inspections of equipment and of trains are a major responsibility of Conductors. A train crew must inspect equipment and/or trains as often as possible to detect any condition(s) that could cause costly damages and/or accidents. This course covers the basic Conductor responsibilities and procedures for performing inspections and tests on air brake equipment. It encompasses pre-departure and en route inspections and tests required in accordance with regulations.

RAIL-1026RC - Performing Inspections
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A train crew must inspect equipment and/or trains as often as possible to detect any condition(s) that could cause costly damages and/or accidents.  This course focuses on the Conductor’s roles and responsibilities with respect to train and equipment inspection, wayside detection systems, and monitoring.

RAIL-1027RC - Switching & Marshalling
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One of the key responsibilities of Conductors is to ensure trains pick up and set off the correct rail cars (switching) and that these rail cars are arranged in the correct sequence with the train (marshalling).  This course teaches the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Conductor with respect to switching and marshalling.

RAIL-1028RC - Rules & Regulations for Conductors
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The Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) govern railway operations of federally regulated railways and often guide the practices of regional and short line railways.  Conductors must know and be able to apply all applicable rules in the performance of their duties.  This course describes how the CROR impact the major functions within railway operations and promote safe operations relative to the movement and handling of trains and engines across a rail system.

RAIL-1029RC - Railway Lab/Field Experience
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Much of a Conductor’s work involves recognition of railway signals as well as direct “hands on” operation of railway equipment.  This course provides learners with practical application of the content knowledge of the program in both a railway laboratory and in a rail yard.

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