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Railroad Repair and Welding Technician I - RRA1 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Railcar Repair and Welding Technician I certificate program provides individuals with an opportunity to enter the workforce in an area that specializes in the repair of all classifications of railcars. Railcar Repair consists of developing skills for reviewing specifications and work orders, air brake repair and renewing, and general and specialized repairs of major and minor components.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin
High School


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Gainful Employment Information
Occupational Courses 24
RCRT 1106 Introduction to Railcar Structural Components 2
RCRT 1108 AAR Rules and Regulations 3
WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding Technology 4
WELD 1030 Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology 4
WELD 1040 Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1153 Flux Cored Arc Welding 4
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
WELD 1050 Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1150 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
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