Learn skills to enter the mining industry
Courses in the program
Department: School of Trades, Apprenticeship & Industrial Training
Delivery Method: Classroom
Credential: Aurora College Record of Achievement
Delivery Location: Thebacha Campus, Fort Smith
This Community-based program is designed to provide Northern students with the necessary knowledge and basic skills to consider a career in the Mineral Resource (Mining) Industry in any one of many occupations. The program consists of the Ready To Work North course followed by five introductory courses representing various topics related to the underground mining process: Introduction to the Mine Life Cycle, Mine Geology, Mineral Processing, Underground Mining Methods, and Mine Safety. The total of 180 hours will be covered in six weeks. Course delivery will have a theoretical as well as practical component. Students will be able to experience many of the practical specialties of the industry and from this be able to select those industry professions and occupations that best suit their personal profile and skills.
Upon completion, students will be able to confidently consider enrolling in the 14-week Underground Miner Training Program.
*These courses will be within the employment non-credit division.
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