What is Mining Technology?
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
100% Online Option - Scholarships Available
What are my career choices?
A growing need for heavy equipment operators creates opportunities for the trained operator. Due to the shortage of heavy equipment operators and the growing technology, heavy equipment operation is an in-demand field. Use your training to become a backhoe operator, excavator operator, loader, crane operator, grader operator or a forklift operator.
|Mining Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Surface Field Mechanic||$26,704|
|Mining Technician Assistant 1||$42,570|
|Mining Technician Assistant 2||$42,570|
|Mining Technician 1||$42,570|
|Mining Technician 2||$42,570|
|Mining Technology- Operators Track||$49,218|
|Mining Technology- Mechanics Track||$49,218|
|Engineering Operations Track||$58,795|
|Mining Technology- Supervisor Track||$58,795|
What classes do I have to take?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Electrician Track (61 credit hours)
- Engineering Operations Track (61-63 credit hours) ONLINE PROGRAM
- Mechanic Track(61-64 credit hours)
- Operators Track (60-62 credit hours)
- Supervisors Track (61 credit hours) ONLINE PROGRAM
- 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|
|Surface Technician/Greaser: 8 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Underground Operator: 7 - 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Mining Technician Assistant 1: 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Mining Technician Assistant 2: 8 - 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Surface Operator: 9 - 11 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Mining Technician 1: 9 - 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Surface Field Mechanic: 11 - 13 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Surface Supervisor: 13 - 18 Total credit hours|
|Mining Technician 2: 18 -22 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Underground Supervisor: 16 - 21 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Underground Mining Repair Technology: 50 - 60 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Engineering Operations Track: 61 - 63 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Mining Technology- Supervisor Track: 62 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Mining Technology- Electricians Track: 62 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Mining Technology- Operators Track: 60 - 66 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
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.)
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.
This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
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.