Mining Techniques

1-year, Ontario College Certificate Program

Mining Techniques

Technological change, challenge, and an active lifestyle... if you're up to it, the rewards are excellent in the mining industry. If you are interested in how things work, and like working as part of a team providing solutions to varied technical situations in the field, office, or underground, consider a career in the mining industry.

Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Full-Time Program Code: 0386

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A decent salary, cutting edge technology, team work, creative thinking and an active lifestyle... if you're up to it, the rewards are excellent in the mining industry.  Members of this fastest growing industry are highly skilled professionals with an ability to work as a team providing solutions to varied technical situations in the field, office, or underground. We are proud to inform you that in a recent study done by the Mining Industry and Human Resource Council, Canada, an estimated 145,000 skilled professional workforce will be required by the mining industry in Canada over the next 10 years creating an excellent opportunity for our new graduates. 

At Confederation College the 1 year Mining Techniques certificate program is designed to give students maximum flexibility for education and entry into the workforce. Graduates of this program may choose to enter the workforce after receiving their one-year Ontario College Certificate.

NEW! Alternatively, graduates may choose to enter directly into the second year of the Northern College Haileybury School of Mines Mining Engineering Technician program at Confederation College.

Graduates may also enter directly into the two and three-year mining technician and technologist programs at Cambrian College in Sudbury ...  An articulation agreement among the three Ontario colleges provides for the full credit recognition of prior learning.

Students in the Mining Techniques program will acquire skills in basic geology, mining methods, surveying, computer aided drafting, communications, mathematics, physics , chemistry, basic computer applications, supervisory skills, health and safety protocols plus essential employability and general education skills.

Workforce opportunities exist in areas such as assisting geologists with core sampling, mapping, and prospecting, preparing reports, surveying or functioning as part of an engineering team, coping with situations in the field, office, or underground. Other typical fields of work include drafting; mine planning and surveying, environmental studies; industrial, geological, and geophysical fieldwork; ventilation engineering; and rock mechanics.

 

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