Mining Applications and Technologies

College of Rural and Community Development
Tanana Valley Campus


Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 31 or 37 credits

This program prepares students for employment in the mining technology industry and provides career development and personal enrichment for experienced miners and workers within the mineral industry. Possible career paths for certificate graduates include entry-level positions with exploration, mining, environmental and consulting companies.

Holders of this certificate will be trained to meet the anticipated demand for workers in open pit mining, surface coal mining, underground metal mining, sand and gravel, and placer mining. Two options are available: surface and underground mining techniques is intended for the miner, and mineral processing operations is intended for mineral process operators. After completing AMIT F109 and/or AMIT F129, students will receive the Mine Safety Health Association certificate. Contact the process technology department at 907-455-2868 for information on the MSHA certificate.

Certificate Program

  • Options: Surface and Underground Mining Techniques or Mineral Processing Operations
    1. Complete the general university requirements.
    2. Complete the certificate requirements.
    3. Complete the following program requirements for either option A or option B:
      Option A: Surface and Underground Mining Techniques
      AMIT F101—Introduction to Mining—3 credits
      AMIT F109—Underground Mine Safety—1 credit
      AMIT F110—Underground Mining I—3 credits
      AMIT F120—Explosives I—3 credits
      AMIT F129—Surface Mining Safety—1 credit
      AMIT F130—Surface Mining Operations—3 credits
      AMIT F155—Drilling Technology—3 credits
      AMIT F210—Underground Mining II—3 credits
      AMIT F220—Explosives II—3 credits
      AMIT F230—Field Methods—2 credits

      Option B: Mineral Processing Operations
      AMIT F101—Introduction to Mining—3 credits
      AMIT F129—Surface Mining Safety—1 credit
      AMIT F130—Surface Mining Operations—3 credits
      AMIT F135—Introduction to Mining Systems and Equipment—4 credits
      AMIT F140—Environmental Permitting—1 credit
      AMIT F145—Introduction to Mineral Beneficiation—3 credits
      AMIT F154—Water Quality and Flocculants—3 credits
      AMIT F162—Geochemical Sampling—1 credit
      AMIT F230—Field Methods—2 credits
      AMIT F231—Heap Leaching—1 credit
      PRT F101—Introduction to Process Technology—3 credits
      PRT F110—Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness—3 credits
      PRT F140—Industrial Process Instrumentation I—3 credits
    4. Minimum credits required 31 or 37