mining main art

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.

 

degree 3 icon

Degrees & Certificates in Mining Technology

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

MINE OPERATIONS - Certificate

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)

 

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. 2373 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

08 Dec 2017
08:00AM -
MSHA Electrical Retraining
09 Dec 2017
08:00AM -
MSHA Electrical Retraining
11 Dec 2017
08:00AM - 12:00AM
Inexperience Miner Training
11 Dec 2017
08:00AM - 12:00AM
Inexperience Miner Training
11 Dec 2017
08:00AM - 12:00AM
Inexperience Miner Training

Inexperienced Miner Training (Surface and UG)

Inexperienced Miner Training (Surface and UG)

There is an Inexperienced Miner Training for Surface and Underground scheduled for December 11th - 15th. The 48-hour class runs from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday. Please call Sally Heathcoat at 618-437-5321 x 2373 to register. The cost of the 48-hour class is $165.

 

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. Please call Sally Heathcoat at 618-437-5321 x 2373 if you would like your name placed on a waiting list. The cost of the 10 hour 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: 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

Electrical Qualification Retraining classes are scheduled for the following dates: December 8th & 9th. Please call Sally Heathcoat at 618-437-5321 x2373 for questions or if you would like to have your name put on the sign-in sheet. The cost of the class is $50. (Fee applies to everyone regardless of age)

24 Hour Surface-Only New Miner Training

There are no 24 Hour Surface-Only New Miner Training classes scheduled at this time. Please call Sally Heathcoat at 618-437-5321 x 2373 for questions or if you would like to be put on a waiting list. 

Faculty & Staff


Administrative Assistant/Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1261
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 138
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

1098T online promo sq

enrollNowgiveNow
catalog
warriors
blackboard
foundation