The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

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Mining Technology, Applied

College of Rural Alaska
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-7400

Certificate

At the present time, no students are being accepted into the Applied Mining Technology Program.

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits

The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for employment in the mining technology industry. Possible career paths for certificate graduates include entry level positions with exploration, mining, environmental and consulting companies. A secondary objective is to provide career development and personal enrichment for experienced miners and workers within the mineral industry.

UAF is unique in offering a one-year mining technology job training program. Certificate graduates will be trained to meet the anticipated demand for workers trained in open pit mining, surface coal mining, underground metal mining, sand and gravel, and placer mining.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Applied Mining Technology -- Certificate

1. Complete the following major specialty courses:
MIN 101 -- Minerals, Man and the Environment (3 credits)
AMIT 101 -- General Mining Technology or
GEOS 101X -- The Dynamic Earth (4 credits)
AMIT 109 -- Underground Mine Safety (1 credit)
AMIT 110 -- New Underground Miner Training (2 credits)
AMIT 120 -- Explosives I (2 credits)
AMIT 125 -- Mineral Exploration Techniques (3 credits)
AMIT 129 -- Surface Mining Safety (1 credit)
AMIT 130 -- Surface Mining Operations (3 credits)
AMIT 140 -- Environmental Permitting (1 credit)
AMIT 170 -- Fundamentals of Coal Mining (3 credits)
Subtotal (23 credits)
2. Select 4 credits from the following major specialty electives
AMIT 151 -- Settling Pond Technology (1 credit)
AMIT 152 -- Techniques of Fire Assay (1 credit)
AMIT 153 -- Laboratory Analysis (1 credit)
AMIT 154 -- Water Quality and Flocculents (1 credit)
AMIT 155 -- Drilling Technology (1 credit)
AMIT 156 -- Applied Cartography (1 credit)
AMIT 161 -- Alaskan Ore Deposits (1 credit)
AMIT 162 -- Geochemical Sampling (1 credit)
AMIT 180 -- Colored Stone Evaluation I (3 credits)
AMIT 185 -- Diamond Grading and Evaluation (3 credits)
AMIT 193 -- Special Topics 1-3
AMIT 205 -- Geomagnetic Surveying (1 credit)
AMIT 206 -- Electromagnetic Surveying (1 credit)
AMIT 210 -- Advanced Underground Mining (2 credits)
AMIT 220 -- Explosives II (1 credit)
AMIT 230 -- Field Methods (2 credits)
AMIT 231 -- Heap Leaching (1 credit)
AMIT 280 -- Colored Stone Evaluation II (3 credits)
AMIT 282 -- Cooperative Work Experience (2 credits)
AVTY 231 -- Arctic Survival (3 credits)
HLTH 120 -- Industrial First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
Subtotal (4 credits)
3. Any approved Applied Business, Computer Application, Drafting Technology, 100 level or above university science course, Mechanics, Welding, or School of Mineral Engineering course. NOTE: Only a maximum of three approved elective credits can be taken which must be approved in advance (in writing) by the advisor of the Mining Technology Program (3)
Certificate total (30 credits)

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