Degree & Certifications Offered

Whether you are new to the mining technology field, or are currently working in the industry and looking to further your education, our courses will help you achieve the certifications or associate degree* you are working toward, some of which can be earned in as little as one semester. If you re already in the industry, check with one of our Kentucky Coal Academy coordinators to see if you qualify for advanced standing. You may be able to receive credit for certain courses, helping you earn your certificate or degree more quickly.

MINING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATES TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Underground Operator 7-9
Underground Supervisor 16-21
Underground Mechanic/Electrician 28-35
Surface Technician/Greaser 7
Surface Operator 9-11
Surface Field Mechanic 11-13
Surface Supervisor 13-18
Mining Technician Assistant I 9
Mining Technician Assistant II 8-10
Mining Technician I 10-15
Mining Technician II 18-22

MINING TECHNOLOGY ASSOC. IN APPLIED SCIENCE TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Operator 60-62
Electrician 61
Supervisor 61
Engineering Operations 61-63
Mechanic 61-64

*Degrees and certifications may differ by college. For questions, please contact the KCA coordinator at the college closest to you.

If you're interested in enrolling in, or learning more about, any of our certificate programs or AAS degree pathway, we'll be glad to help you. Just go to the Our Colleges page, choose the college closest to home and fill out the contact form.

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