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Coal Mining Technology


Associate of Applied Sciences Certificate

Are you interested in preparing for a rewarding career?
Would you like to make more money?
Would you like to enhance your skills?

We can help you achieve these outcomes, by obtaining a Maintenance Certificate or Associate Degree in Coal Mining.
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

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. Credits earned in the Coal Mining Technology program transfer to Industrial Technology and Vocational Education programs at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIU-C). Graduates are eligible for capstone credit through  SIU-C.

Interested students should contact Shannon Sneed for more information.  618-252-5400 ext. 2360

Coal Mining

Curriculum Guides:        AAS Degree      Certificate

Training Classes

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