MCC MINING PROGRAM PLANS OUTREACH EFFORTS
Madisonville Community College (MCC) offers the only associate degree mining technology
program in western Kentucky. Located at the college s North Campus in Madisonville
and through cooperative efforts with the Kentucky Coal Academy, the mining technology
program offers an associate in applied science degree option plus several certificate
options for persons interested in a mining career.
Plans are underway to initiate new online class opportunities for potential students
whose work schedule makes attending traditional in-person classes inconvenient and
for high school students who are interested in exploring mining or mine engineering
as a career option. Anticipated fall semester course offerings will include MNG 150-Mining
Laws and MNG 102 -Introduction to Mine Engineering and Mining Technology, a pilot
program developed by the University of Kentucky mine engineering program, the Kentucky
Junior Coal Academy, and MCC. Dr. Deborah Cox, MCC s Chief Academic Officer, comments:
I am very excited about this new direction for our mining program. We are currently
searching to hire a full-time instructor with the right blend of academic and industry
training to head up this effort. The application deadline for the position is July
8 and interested parties can find more information about the position at https://careers.kctcs.edu/search-jobs.
Financial aid and Kentucky Coal Academy scholarships are available for eligible students.
Tuition scholarships are also available through the Kentucky Junior Coal Academy for
high school students enrolling in dual credit mining classes.
For more information about the mining program, contact the MCC Enrollment Center at
(270) 824-8621 or visit MCC s webpage at https://madisonville.kctcs.edu/.