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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.

Degrees & Certificates in Mining Technology

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

MINE OPERATIONS - Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 17-18 Credit Hours

First Semester (17-18 Cr Hrs.)

Program Outcomes

Mining Technology

1. Employ mine law, safe work practices, and ethical responsibility in the workplace and demonstrate their practical application.
2. Demonstrate proper velocity measuring techniques with ventilation instruments (anemometers) and calculations in total mine unit air quantities and other ventilation controls required for proper unit ventilation.
3. Explore different types of surface and underground mine machinery and mining methods as well as principles of safe operation there in.
4. Apply roof, rib and ground control methods and proper techniques during the installation process of said controls.
5. Recognize the importance of mine safety in the aspects of first aid, fire-fighting and mine rescue.
6. Understand the varied powered systems to include; electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and maintenance of the same.

Training Dates


Find upcoming classes on our training calendar below. If you need to know more about a class, see the tabs below.
Please call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1261 for information about registering for 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.

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

Training Calendar

21 Sep 2018
08:00AM - 04:30PM
MSHA - Annual Surface Refresher

Inexperienced Miner Training (Surface and UG)

Inexperienced Miner Training (Surface and UG)

There are several Inexperienced Miner Training for Surface and Underground scheduled for 2018. Each 40-hour class runs from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of the 40-hour class is $165. It is a pre-pay/pre-register class. Please contact Joy Fitts at 618-437-5321 x1261 or Don McBride x1217 for registration or questions.

May 7-11 ~ June 18-22 ~ August 6-10 (cancelled) ~ August 13-17 ~ October 1-5 ~ October 29-November2 ~ December 17-21

Dates are subject to change.

 

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

Annual Retraining

MSHA - Annual 8-hour Surface Refresher

There are several Annual Refresher Training for Surface-Only scheduled for 2018. Please call Joy Fitts at 618-437-5321 x1261 or Don McBride x1217 if you would like your name placed on the sign-in sheet. The cost of the 8 hour class is $50.

May 25 ~ September 21

Dates are subject to change.

MSHA - Annual 10-hour Surface & Underground Refresher

There are several Annual Refresher Training for Surface and/or Underground scheduled for 2018. Please call Joy Fitts at 618-437-5321 x1261 or Don McBride x1217 if you would like your name placed on the sign-in sheet. The cost of the 10 hour class is $50.

May 18  ~  June 8  ~  July 27  ~  August 24  ~  October 19  ~  November 16  ~  December 14

Dates are subject to change.

Illinois Basic Electrical Safety Training

If you are interested in taking this course, please call 618-437-5321 x1261 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: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/mines/MinesafetyTraining/Pages/ElectricalCertification.aspx. 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

The Electrical Qualification Retraining classes for 2018 are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

September 14 ~ October 5 ~ November 9 ~ November 10 ~ December 8

24 Hour Surface-Only New Miner Training

There are several Inexperienced Miner Training for Surface Only scheduled for 2018. The 24-hour class runs from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The cost of the 24-hour class is $120. It is a pre-register / pre-pay class. Please call Joy Fitts at 618-437-5321 x1261 or Don McBride x1217 for registration or questions.

May 9-11  ~  June 20-22  ~ August 8-10 (cancelled) ~  August 15-17 ~ October 3-5  ~  October 31-November 2  ~  December 19-21

Dates are subject to change.

Faculty & Staff


Dean of Applied Science
Phone Extension: 1292
Building: Advanced Technology Division
Office: 138
 
Administrative Assistant/Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1261
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 138
2016 RLCF OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD | B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mining Technology Instructor
Phone Extension: 1217
Building: Coal Mining Technology
Office: 104
 
Mining Technology Instructor
Phone Extension: 1285
Building: Coal Mining Training Center
Office: 103
 

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

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