Mining Applications and Technologies - AMIT

AMIT F101 Introduction to Mining

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Fundamentals of surface and underground mining, economic planning, proper exploration designs, environmental concerns and safety factors. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F109 Underground Mine Safety

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Rights of miners, self rescue devices, introduction to the work environment, escapeways, roof and ground control, ventilation, health, cleanup, hazard recognition, first aid, mine gasses and electrical hazards. Course fulfills the Mine Safety Health Administration requirements for new underground miner training. Students are awarded MSHA certificate upon course completion. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F110 Underground Mining I

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Orientation to the mine environment, general mine inspection, scaling, staging, drilling, rock bolting, blasting, mucking and mine rescue. Provides the inexperienced underground miner with the mandatory MSHA federal training to become employable. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F120 Explosives I

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Theory and safe use of explosives with a focus on blasting agents used for rock excavation. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F125 Mineral Exploration Techniques

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Modern, scientific exploration and prospecting techniques utilized in Alaska since the 1970s. Exploration design, ore deposit models, exploration geochemistry and geophysics, drilling sampling and geostatistics. Also available via Independent Learning. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F129 Surface Mine Safety

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Rights of miners, introduction to the work environment, ground control, hazard recognition, first aid and explosive safety. Course fulfills the Mine Safety Health Administration requirements for surface miner training. Students are awarded MSHA certificate upon completion of the class. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F130 Surface Mining Operations

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Safe operations of a surface mine. Placer gold, sand and gravel, coal, and open pit metal mines. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F135 Introduction to Mining Systems and Equipment

4 Credits
Offered as Demand Warrants

An overview to the field of mining beneficiation and comminution, systems and equipment used for the mining and mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of basic separation and mineral beneficiation of surface and underground mining, economic planning, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored. Special fees apply. (3+3)

AMIT F140 Environmental Permitting (a)

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Mineral development permits required in Alaska. Students are encouraged to provide their own case histories. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F145 Introduction to Mineral Beneficiation

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides an overview or introduction into the field of mineral beneficiation and comminution, systems and equipment used for the mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of basic separation and mineral beneficiation, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F152 Fire Assay Techniques

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Sampling, theory and practice of fire assaying. Fluxes, oxidation and reduction reactions, fusion of assay charges, cupellation, annealing, micro-weighing and assay charge calculation. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F153 Laboratory Analysis

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Production laboratory procedures for sample analysis, heap leaching and titrations. Individual projects required. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F154 Water Quality and Flocculants

3 Credits
Offered as Demand Warrants

Water quality processes using flocculants and removal of total suspended solids from placer mining waste water. Design of settling ponds and recycle system. Students will work with individual case histories. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F161 Alaska Ore Deposits (a)

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Geology, ore reserves and preliminary mining plans of significant Alaska mineral deposits. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F162 Geochemical Sampling

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Hands-on scientific sampling methods for rock, soil, pan concentrates, stream sediments, air and water. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F170 Fundamentals of Coal Mining

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Origin and types of Alaska and other coal deposits, exploration and planning methods, extraction processes for underground and surface mines, mining safety, coal preparation and reclamation. Job requirements, safety and environmental consideration. Optional field trip to an active coal mine. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F205 Geomagnetic Surveying

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Placer gold deposit prospecting using magnetic surveying. Student survey work and data interpretation. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F210 Underground Mining II

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Skill training conducted in safety, drilling, blasting, ground support, mucking, maintenance and utilities. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F220 Explosives II

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced techniques in safe use of explosives. Students get hands-on experience in blasting. Special fees apply. (3+0)

AMIT F230 Field Methods

2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Topographic map reading using a compass and basic field procedures. Map and chart preparation. Drafting skills for prospecting maps, mine maps, permits and data presentation. Special fees apply. (2+0)

AMIT F231 Heap Leaching

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Heap leaching covering cyanide safety, leach pad construction and placement, cyanide processing, thiourea, case histories, applications to Alaska and economics. Special fees apply. (1+0)

AMIT F282 Mining Coop Work Experience

1-2 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Practical work experience in a professional mining environment. For the student who has mastered basic mining techniques and terminology. Placement and work assignments depend upon student experience. Special fees apply. (0+0)