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Apprenticeship: Track Worker - Certificate

Apprenticeship: Track Worker - Certificate

Upon successful completion of 18.5 units of course requirements and 2000 hours of related work experience, graduates will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion: Track Worker Apprenticeship from the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Graduates are employed as Track Workers, an entry level Way, Power, and Signal maintenance position in the mass transit field. A Track Worker Mechanic working at a transit agency can train and promote to Senior Track Worker as the next step in the Way, Power, and Signal maintenance career path. Depending on qualifications, the Track Worker can also apply for a wide range of other transit occupations.

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Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will perform inspection, maintenance and repair of major track components of a light rail system; and keep general track area clean and in good operational condition. 
  • Students will demonstrate effective safety protocols in a high voltage rail system environment.
  • Students will interact effectively with a diverse community of coworkers in order to meet and exceed service delivery objectives.

students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Required Courses
Code Class Units
TRN 121 Way, Power, & Signal Maintenance Core Training I (0.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 1.0
TRN 122 Way, Power, & Signal Maintenance Core Training II (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
TRN 123 Way, Power, & Signal Maintenance Core Training III (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
TRN 131 Basic Principles of Track Maintenamce I (1.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 2.0
TRN 132 Basic Principles of Track Maintenance II (1.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 2.0
TRN 133 Advanced Principles of Track Maintenance I (1.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 2.0
TRN 134 Advanced Principles of Track Maintenance II (1.5 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 2.5

Work Experience

Code Course Units
WRK 300TN Work Experience for the transportation industry 7.0
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Units Required

Total Required Units 18.5
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Career opportunities for qualified persons entering the public transit industry are very diverse. Depending on the student’s career interest and courses taken, coach operator graduates find employment as coach operators, light rail operators, dispatchers, supervisors; and are eligible to transfer to other public transit careers such as maintenance, scheduling, or information technology (IT).

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

In compliance with the Gainful Employment Act, Mission College provides information on costs, normal time for completion, and average debt load incurred by students for all Career Technical Education programs that offer Certificates of Achievement. The link for this information is: gainfulemployment.missioncollege.edu.