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Junior Coal Academy

It s important to us to assist students in the pursuit of their higher education goals, so we re proud to partner with many of our service area high schools and technology centers to host Junior Coal Academies for high school students interested in mine engineering, mining technology or a closely related field. While students in our programs need to select a qualifying career pathway as they enter the ninth or 10th grade, and demonstrate satisfactory progress, our program focuses on students as they start their junior year.

THE JUNIOR COAL ACADEMY PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH COURSES TO HELP

Achieve industry certifications
Receive dual credit for qualifying courses
Network with college support services
Further their career interest

COURSE TOPICS

Junior Coal Academy courses cover these major areas:
High-level Academic Courses
Advanced Technical Courses
Computer-based Training Modules
Simulator Equipment Training
Pre-engineering
Work-based Learning

STUDENT SUPPORT

Our college service area staff can help students:
Select career pathways
Sign up for financial aid
Get familiar with our college campuses
Coordinate meetings with college faculty
Apply for scholarships

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