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Coal Mining Technology


Associate of Applied Sciences Certificate

Are you interested in joining a fast growing industry and earning a good living?  We can help you achieve these outcomes, by obtaining a Coal Mining Certificate or Associate Degree in Coal Mining.  Both are designed to provide qualifications necessary for students to enter the work force.  The curriculum emphasizes development of practical field skills.  Core Curriculum courses in social sciences, mathematics, humanities and communications are part of the Associates in Applied Science Degree.  Enhance you skills in the following areas:

  • Training with a virtual long wall operation
  • Trouble shoot on electrical and hydraulic panels
  • Escapement in simulated smoke 
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Mining Law
  • Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Experience coal mining in a simulated mine

Job opportunities for graduates include maintenance foreman, repairman, miner, and various mine technician positions. In addition, skills acquired in this program - such as machine repair, welding, hydraulics and electrical skills - are applicable to occupations outside the mining industry.  Interested students should contact Shannon Sneed for more information.  618-252-5400 ext. 2360

Coal Mining

Curriculum Guides:        AAS Degree      Certificate

A cooperative program between Southeastern Illinois College and Wabash Valley College.