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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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MIN-100

Introduction to the Mining Industry

31 hour lecture

This course will introduce students to the mining sector. They will gain an understanding of the history of mining in Canada, the industries effect on the economy, current day mine operations, exploration opportunities, the methods of mining, and general mining terminology. Students will learn how the mining cycle is governed by the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia. They will gain knowledge of the definitions, duties and responsibilities, work refusal rights, discrimination, inspector rights and duties, as well as environmental regulations in the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.


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MIN-101

Mining Health and Safety

33 hour lecture

Students will gain knowledge of safe workplace practices and systems, learn the purpose and correct methodology behind Hazard Recognition and Emergency Preparedness, and will learn about Personal Protective equipment requirements and specifications.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.


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MIN-102

Fundamentals of Mining Technologies

50 hours lecture/ 8 hours lab

Students will learn about the various ventilations systems and how they work, the types of gases that are encountered in a mining operation and the various detection methods used to provide a safe work environment. Students will also gain knowledge of the various ground control processes and support systems in today's mining world, learn about the geology of the earth and how it is impacted by the mining process, and develop an understanding of the basic elements of hydrology and the various water issues that are common in today's mining operations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.


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MIN-103

Introduction to Mining Skills

38 hours lecture/ 70 hours lab

Students will gain knowledge and develop skills necessary to perform work operations in a mining setting. Guidelines, rules and regulations will be learned in the areas of Rigging, Blasting, Manual Drilling, Diamond drilling, the installation of mine services, staging and muck handling. Students will develop skills in the practical application for the various tasks performed at a simulated worksite or an underground mining worksite.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.


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MIN-104

Emergency Mining Procedures

55 hours lecture/ 5 hours lab

Students will learn the steps necessary to react in the correct manner in an emergency situation. Students will gain knowledge of the processes and procedures for self rescue, the steps necessary to be safe during an evacuation, and to identify types of fire-fighting equipment and methods of fire-fighting in a mining environment. Students will gain industry certification in Surface Mine Rescue.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.


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MIN-105

Worksite Readiness

50 hours lecture

Students will gain the knowledge necessary to apply for work in the mining industry, learn skills to deal with conflict, practice workplace respect principles, and work co-operatively in a culturally diverse industry. Students will learn skills that are necessary to work in a mechanized mining environment.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Underground Mining Essentials Certificate Program.


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