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Mining Technology

100% Online Option - Scholarships Available

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

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Scholarship Information

Mining Technology majors are eligible for full-tuition scholarships each semester.  Interested students should complete the KCA Scholarship Application.  All students must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for KCA scholarships.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC’s general admission requirements.

For more information

Randy Wolfe 
(270) 824-1783

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.