Mining Technology/Technician Major

A Mining Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in the development and operation of mines and related mineral processing facilities.

Includes instruction in principles of mineral extraction and related geology, mineral field mapping and site analysis, testing and sampling methods, instrument calibration, assay analysis, test equipment operation and maintenance, mine environment and safety monitoring procedures, mine inspection procedures, and report preparation.


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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Mining Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "mining" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Mining Technology/Technician?

With an associate degree in this program, you may be able to get your foot-in-the-door as a technologist or technician in sectors such as (but not limited to) mine engineering, minerologist, or geological engineering.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Mining Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Mining Technology/Technician