Our Response to COVID-19
While the majority of our training is currently being conducted online, our school has been approved to offer on-campus instruction for labs and other hands-on activities.
December 8 Update:
Northwest Railroad Institute continues to follow guidance by Washington State Governor Inslee. We are conducting remote class lectures and small lab classes on campus while practicing 6 foot social distancing and wearing masks. All students are required to complete a daily health form prior to attending lab classes.
September 28 Update:
We continue to teach lab classes on campus in compliance with Washington State Governor Inslee’s Phased Approach. Classroom remains online at this time.
May 29 Update:
Beginning June 1st, 2020, our classes will start online and finish on campus.
May 8 Update
Northwest Railroad Institute has received permission for the Washington State Workforce Training Education Coordinating Board to allow students to return to campus for limited periods of time to complete hands-on lab training.
Current students, please check your email for additional information.
Is Online Learning as Good as On-campus Learning?
Students who receive training delivered online will receive the same high quality education as if they were on campus. The online portion of the curriculum is limited to the theory and knowledge course material that does not require lab work.
Students will also have access to student resources such as tutoring and career services during this period of online learning.
Our campus has been approved to provide certain phases of training on campus in accordance with State of Washington guidelines.