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Railroad Conductor Technology

at Dakota County Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The railways are critical to our nation's livelihood - transporting goods and materials Americans buy and sell across the country. You have a chance to be a part of this exciting industry as a railway conductor. At present, many railway conductors are retiring or approaching retirement, resulting in an excellent job outlook for those interested in seeking a position with a railroad. By enrolling in the conductor certificate program at Dakota County Technical College, you will be putting yourself on the fast track to employment in the industry.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

Labor Market Information

  • Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

  • Median wage: $28.97/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers

  • Median wage: $26.77/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Subway and Streetcar Operators

  • Median wage: $30.37/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Locomotive Engineers

  • Median wage: $26.62/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Locomotive Firers

  • Median wage: $22.84/hour
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

  • Median wage: $26.21/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

  • Median wage: $21.45/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email: admissions@dctc.edu