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 workforce.  The curriculum emphasizes the 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 your skills in the following areas:

  • Training with a virtual longwall operation
  • Troubleshoot 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 Kimberly Oliver 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.