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Mining Technology

100% Online Option - Scholarships Available

The Mining Technology program focuses on the knowledge needed to succeed in the coal mining industry. Emphasis is given to the statutory rights and safety procedures in all offerings, including the self-rescuer device, transportation controls, communication controls, mining conditions, mining methods, and mining cycle. You will operate and troubleshoot virtual mining equipment. Upon graduation from the program, you will be knowledgeable of escapeways, emergency procedures, roof control, ground control, ventilation, health hazards, clean-up and rock dusting, health and safety aspects of assigned task, mine gases, explosives, and first aid. Kentucky Coal Academy scholarships are available for Mining Technology students

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


  • Mining Technician Assistant II Certificate (8-10 credit hours)
  • Mining Technician I Certificate (9-12 credit Hours) AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • Mining Technician II Certificate (18-22 credit hours)
  • Surface Field Mechanic Certificate (11-13 credit hours)
  • Surface Operator Certificate ( 9-11 credit hours)
  • Surface Supervisor Certificate (13-18 credit hours)
  • Underground Mechanic/Electrician (28-35 credit hours)
  • Underground Operator Certificate (7-9 credit hours)
  • Underground Supervisor (16-21 credit hours)
  • (List of Mining Certificates Available)

Experiential Credit for Certifications


Classes Given Credit for Mining Program

KY UG Miner s Card

MNG 160 Elements of Underground Mining
KY Surf Miner s Card MNG 170 Elements of Surface Mining
Mine Foreman MNG 150 Mining Laws MNG 286 Roof Control and Ventilation (UG Cards Only, Can Serve as a Technical Elective) MNG 274 Mine Safety
EMT/MET KHP 190 First Aid & Emergency Care
Electrical Card AIT 1001 Basic Electrical Knowledge AIT 1002 Power Development AIT 1101 Electrical Power Distribution AIT 1201 Electrical Installation
OSHA (Safety) - Must be a 10 or above AIT 160 Workplace Safety

Applicable mining certifications from states contiguous to Kentucky will be considered for experiential credit

if they are current, and if accepted by the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety for employment purposes.

(Expired Cards do not count, they must be up to date.)

Scholarship Information

Mining Technology majors are eligible for full-tuition scholarships each semester. Interested students should complete the 2017 KCA Scholarship Application. All students must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for KCA scholarships.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.

For more information

Bart Allen
Program Coordinator-Mining Technology
Applied Technology Division
(270) 824-1996

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.