The Mining Technology program focuses on the knowledge needed to succeed in the coal mining industry. Emphasis is given to the statutory rights and safety procedures in all offerings, including the self-rescuer device, transportation controls, communication controls, mining conditions, mining methods, and mining cycle. You will operate and troubleshoot virtual mining equipment. Upon graduation from the program, you will be knowledgeable of escapeways, emergency procedures, roof control, ground control, ventilation, health hazards, clean-up and rock dusting, health and safety aspects of assigned task, mine gases, explosives, and first aid. Kentucky Coal Academy scholarships are available for Mining Technology students
For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.
KY UG Miner’s Card
Applicable mining certifications from states contiguous to Kentucky will be considered for experiential credit
if they are current, and if accepted by the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety for employment purposes.
(Expired Cards do not count, they must be up to date.)
This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC’s general admission requirements.
Program Coordinator-Mining Technology
Applied Technology Division
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.