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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Rail Technician

This program course is eligible for federal CARES act funding to cover the cost of tuition. Fill out and submit the required form and a SLCC advisor will contact you. Click here.


The Rail technician program focuses on the manufacture of high-tech and lightweight commuter trains and offers courses in both mechanical fabrication as well as electrical fabrication of commuter trains.


Both courses in the Rail Technician Program are offered as hybrid on-line and in-person with choices of morning or afternoon in-person lab sessions.  See the courses tab for more detail.

Career Opportunities
  • Rail Mechanical Assembly
  • Rail Electrical Assembly
  • Electrical Panel Assembler
  • Low Voltage Rail Technician
  • Rail Automation Technician
  • Rail Repair Technician



SLCC has partnered with Stadler Rail to help create programs that will help grow the rail manufacture industry right here in Utah.  Students who participate in this program will often take classes right along side Stadler employees and can get a guaranteed interview upon completion!



Whether you choose the mechanical or electrical technician courses you will spend time learning on-line and participating in hands-on real-world projects in our rail technician lab.  The mechanical course is a total of 50 hours and the electrical a total of 80 hours.  There are also scholarships and other incentives available for these courses that could pay for up to the entire tuition keeping you debt-free and ready to start your career.

Course - Fall 2020

Course WTRA 0100
Title Rail Technician
Description Students will learn manufacturing safety, math for industry, blueprint reading, drilling holes, blind fasteners, riveting and documentation related to rail manufacturing.

Section List

WTRA 0100-002
CRN: 46109
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Oct. 13 - Nov. 6
Time: Contact Program Manager
Campus: Westpointe Center
Amount: Covered by the Utah Works grant
Call 801-957-5200 to register
WTRA 0100-003
CRN: 46110
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Nov. 10 - Dec. 3
Time: Contact program manager
Campus: Westpointe Center
Amount: Covered by the Utah Works grant
Call 801-957-5200 to register