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Mining Program Plans Outreach Efforts
MCC MINING PROGRAM PLANS OUTREACH EFFORTS
Madisonville Community College (MCC) offers the only associate degree mining technology program in western Kentucky. Located at the college’s North Campus in Madisonville and through cooperative efforts with the Kentucky Coal Academy, the mining technology program offers an associate in applied science degree option plus several certificate options for persons interested in a mining career.
Plans are underway to initiate new online class opportunities for potential students whose work schedule makes attending traditional in-person classes inconvenient and for high school students who are interested in exploring mining or mine engineering as a career option. Anticipated fall semester course offerings will include MNG 150-Mining Laws and MNG 102 -Introduction to Mine Engineering and Mining Technology, a pilot program developed by the University of Kentucky mine engineering program, the Kentucky Junior Coal Academy, and MCC. Dr. Deborah Cox, MCC’s Chief Academic Officer, comments: “I am very excited about this new direction for our mining program. We are currently searching to hire a full-time instructor with the right blend of academic and industry training to head up this effort.” The application deadline for the position is July 8 and interested parties can find more information about the position at https://careers.kctcs.edu/search-jobs.
Financial aid and Kentucky Coal Academy scholarships are available for eligible students. Tuition scholarships are also available through the Kentucky Junior Coal Academy for high school students enrolling in dual credit mining classes.
For more information about the mining program, contact the MCC Enrollment Center at (270) 824-8621 or visit MCC’s webpage at http://www.madisonville.kctcs.edu/.
Kentucky Community & Technical College System