Railway Car Technician Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Canadore College is the only college in the province of Ontario to offer this program.


Canadore College was integral in the development of this program in conjunction with stakeholders and leaders within this industry. 

Length of Study:
3 Levels. Each level is an 8 week block, 30 hours per week for a total of 240 hours.
Notes: Upon completion, successful students are eligible to challenge the Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Your Future Career

  • Service/Parts manager
  • Equipment purchaser
  • Operations manager
  • Section foreperson

What You Learn

  • Personal and Workplace Safety
  • Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques
  • Related computer operations for diagnostic purposes
  • Interpreting government regulations
  • Job estimating and scheduling

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to be eligible to take these programs.  Please go to ontario.ca/page/apprenticeship-ontario for additional information.

Semester 1

RCT100 Protect Self and Others - Lev 1
RCT105 Occupational Practices - Lev 1
RCT110 Workshop Techniques - Lev 1
RCT115 Material Handling - Lev 1
RCT120 Welding and Fabrication I - Lev 1
RCT125 Regulatory Publications - Lev 1
RCT130 Brakes - Lev 1
RCT135 Safety Appliances - Lev 1

Semester 2

RCT200 Safety and Maintenance Inspections I - Lev 2
RCT205 Trucks I- Lev 2
RCT210 Underframes I- Lev 2
RCT215 Car Bodies I- Lev 2
RCT220 Welding and Fabrication I- Lev 2
RCT225 Regulatory Publications II- Lev 2
RCT230 Brakes II- Lev 2
RCT235 Coaches I- Lev 2

Semester 3

RCT300 Car/Train Safety & Maintenance Inspections II - Lev 3
RCT305 Rail Car Trucks II - Lev 3
RCT310 Rail Car Underframes II - Lev 3
RCT315 Rail Car Bodies II - Lev 3
RCT320 Welding and Fabrication III - Lev 3
RCT325 Regulatory Publications III - Lev 3
RCT330 Rail Car Brakes III - Lev 3
RCT335 Rail Coaches II - Lev 3


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD