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Mining Technology

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.


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Degrees & Certificates in Mining Technology



Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 8 Credit Hours

Academic Plan (8 Cr Hrs.)

MIN 1220 Mine Atmosphere & Strata Control (3)

MIN 1221 Machine Operations (2)

MIN 2225 Repair / Maintenance of Prep Plant (3)

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Training Dates

Please call 618-437-5321, Ext. 2373 for information about registering for the following classes.

note iconINSTRUCTORS WILL ASK TO SEE PROOF OF RESIDENCY. PLEASE BRING TO CLASS A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE, UTILITY BILL WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS, OR OTHER FORM OF PROOF OF RESIDENCY. Anyone 60 years of age and older will have the registration fee waived for the classs they are registering for.

Inexperienced Miner Training (Surface and UG)

Inexperienced Miner Training (Surface and UG)

Rend Lake College campuses are smoke-free as of July 1, 2015.


There are no Inexperienced Miner Training for Surface and Underground scheduled at this time. For questions regarding the class or if you would like to be put on a waiting list, please call Sally Heathcoat at 618-437-5321 ext. 2373.The cost of the class is $165. It is a pre-register/pre-pay class.

Once registered, in order to receive a refund, you must cancel three days prior to the start of the class.

Annual Retraining


There are no Annual Refresher Training for Surface and/or Underground scheduled at this time. For questions regarding the class or if you would like to be put on a waiting list, please call Sally Heathcoat x 2373. The cost of the class is $50.


Illinois Basic Electrical Safety Training

If you are interested in taking this course, please call 618-437-5321 x 2373 to be placed on a class notification list. To apply for an Illinois Electrical card, you can submit an application to the State of Illinois along with a $50.00 application fee. Applications to the State of Illinois can be obtained on the website: Requirements for students include a current MSHA electrical card or anticipated enrollment in the Illinois Mine Electrical Certification program.

If you have additional questions, please contact David Care at .

Illinois Electrical Retraining

There are no Electrical Qualification Retraining classes scheduled at this time.


24 Hour Surface Only New Miner Training

There are not any 24-Hour New Miner Training classes scheduled at this time. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the next scheduled class, please call 618-437-5321 x 2373.

Faculty & Staff

Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science