Mining Technology


Applied Science & Technology Division

Mining Technology is an Associate in Applied Science Degree for students who plan to work in an underground or surface coal mine. Students considering Mining Technology should be capable of working underground in a production environment in proximity to heavy equipment. This course of study specializes in the many facets of coal mining operations, maintenance and safety. Students may find employment in the mining industry as miners or in support roles as technicians for vendors as well as regulating agencies like MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration). Wages and benefits for the mining industry have traditionally been excellent depending on the specific duties and employer.

Total Hours: 72

Fall Freshman
Credit Hours
INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians 5.00
MIN 1220 Mine Atmosphere & Strata Control 3.00
MIN 1221 Machine Operations 2.00
MIN 2225 Repair/Maintenance of Prep Plants 3.00
WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes 4.00
Spring Freshman
FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals 5.00
INEL 1250 Electric Motors & Control Circuits 6.00
IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs 3.00
MATH 1201 Technical Math 1 3.00
Fall Sophomore
CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers 3.00
ENGL 1101 Rhetoric & Composition I 1 3.00
FLPR 2225 Hydraulic Circuitry & Controls 4.00
IST 2220 Industrial Mechanics 4.00
MIN 1201 First Responder for Mining 2.00
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 3.00
Spring Sophomore
BUSI 1200 Job Strategy 1.00
COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3.00
MIN 1210 Introduction to Mining 3.00
MIN 2227 Mine Health, Safety & Rescue 5.00
MIN 2240 Mine Electrical Systems 4.00
MIN 2245 Advanced Mechanical Maintenance 3.00
ELEC 1260 Electrical Qualification 6.00
1Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS, ASSET, ACT or SAT scores.
NOTE: Reading course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS or ASSET scores.