Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters
Purpose: Recent shortages in electrical generation and improvements in burning technology have led to a resurgence of coal production. Expansion of the coal industry has created excellent career opportunities for individuals with technical competence and strong leadership skills. Lean production techniques require managers and supervisors to have a broad-based knowledge of all aspects of a mining operation. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Mining Technology is designed to prepare persons for both entry-level technical positions and career growth.
|Operations Manager||Civil/Mining Engineer Assistant|
|Production Supervisor||Management Trainee|
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements for the college, entry into the Mining Technology curriculum requires proficiency in high school mathematics, English, and science. Students with deficiencies will require Developmental Studies.
Program Requirements: The curriculum in Mining Technology is a two-year program encompassing instruction in the many areas required for competence as a technician in the Mining industry. The core of the program will provide the student with a strong background that will allow adaptation to many of the specialized jobs in the mining and construction industries. The program has specialized mining courses and considerable latitude for approved technical electives that allow the student to select courses of study leading to specialization. Upon completion of the four-semester curriculum, the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Mining.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ENG 111*||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|MTH 115||Technical Mathematics I||3||0||3|
|DRF 111||Technical Drafting I||2||3||3|
|MEC 100||Introduction to Engineering Technology||1||2||2|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|ENG 112*||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|MTH 116||Technical Mathematics II||3||0||3|
|DRF 201||Computer Aided Drafting I||3||3||4|
|GOL 105||Physical Geology||3||3||4|
|ITE 115||Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|MIN 228||Foreman & Ventilation Training||3||3||4|
|CIV 171||Surveying I||2||3||3|
|MIN 131||Mine Electricity I||3||3||4|
|MEC 161||Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics||2||2||3|
|SDV 106||Prep. for Employment||1||0||1|
|MIN 132||Mine Electricity II||3||3||4|
|BUS 111||Principles of Supervision||3||0||3|
|GIS 200||Geographical Information Systems I||3||2||4|
Total Credits for the Mining Major 65
* Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.