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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
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Electrician Track (61 credit hours)
- Engineering Operations Track (61-63 credit hours)
- Mechanic Track (61-64 credit hours)
- Operator Track (60-62 credit hours)
- Supervisor Track (61 credit hours)
- Underground Operator (14 credit hours)
- Underground Mechanic/Electrician (32-34 credit hours)
- Underground Supervisor (20 credit hours)
- Surface Operator (16 credit hours)
- Surface Supervisor (17 credit hours)
- Surface Field Mechanic (14-16 credit hours)
- Surface Technician/Greaser (6 credit hours)
- (List of certificates available HERE)
For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.
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 InformationMining Technology majors are eligible for full-tuition scholarships each semester. Interested students should complete the 2016 KCA Scholarship Application. All students must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for KCA scholarships.
This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.
For more informationBart Allen
Program Coordinator-Mining Technology
Applied Technology Division
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.