2019-2020 Catalog

MINE - MINING TECHNOLOGY

MINE 1500 INTRODUCTION TO MINING

This course introduces the student or prospective underground and surface miner to general orientation to mining, safety and operator rights and responsibilities. State and federal laws, first aid, mine gases, fire prevention, ventilation and mine mapping, roof and rib control, haulage and equipment safety and general mine safety. CREDIT CHANGED FROM 2 TO 3 F97

3

MINE 1600 UNDERGROUND MINE FRM REVIEW

This is a preparatory course for the Wyoming Mine Foreman exam that is given by the Wyoming Mine Examining Board each year. All phases of underground mining that may appear on the state exam will be addressed during the course. Successful completion of this course should prepare the student for the state exam, but does not guarantee state certification as a mine forman or examiner. Please note that three years of mining experience are required to take the Wyoming Mine Foreman Exam.

3

MINE 1850 MSHA SURFACE NEW MINER

This course provides 24 hours of the mandatory Mine Safety and Health Administration training for surface mine workers. Onsite training must be completed at an actual mine site.

1.5

MINE 1855 MSHA SURFACE ANNUAL REFRESHER

This refresher course is offered annually to any individual who has prior certification of completion of a Surface New Miner training program. This course provides 8 hours of mandatory MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) training for surface mine workers.

0.5

Prerequisites

Non-expired 5000-23, past proof of 5000-23, or signed agreement with employer as an experienced miner.

MINE 1870 MSHA UNDERGROUND NEW MINER

This course adds 8 hours of underground mine instruction to the prerequisite 24 hours of surface for a total of 32 hours of the mandatory 40 hours of Mine Safety and Health Administration for underground mine instruction. The remaining 8 hours of onsite training is the student's responsibility and must be completed at an actual mine site.

.5

Prerequisites

MINE 1850 and student must have a 5000-23 issued from Western Wyoming Community College

MINE 1875 MSHA UNDERGROUND ANNUAL REFRESHER

This refresher course is offered annually to any individual who has prior certification of completion of an Underground New Miner training program. This course provides 8 hours of mandatory MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) training for underground mine workers.

0.5

Prerequisites

Non-expired 5000-23, past proof of 5000-23, or signed agreement with employer as an experienced miner.