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PROGRAM766 - Underground Miner Training Program

Department School of Trades, Apprenticeship, & Industrial Training
To Apply, Contact: Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife
Registrar's Office
Toll Free: 1-866-291-4866
Phone: (867) 920-3030
Fax: (867) 873-0333
Delivery Method Classroom
Program Contact
Program Duration 14 weeks
Start Date
End Date
Credential Other
Delivery Location
Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife

This program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and basic skills to consider a career as an underground miner and also provide an overview of the other careers in the Mineral Resource (Mining) Industry in any one of many occupations. The program consists of the Ready To Work North course (if not previously completed) followed by four expanded courses representing various topics specific to the underground mining process: The Mine Life Cycle, Mine Geology, Underground Mining Methods, and Underground Mine Safety. The total of 420 hours will be covered in fourteen (14) weeks. Course delivery will have a theoretical as well as practical component. Students will be able to understand and experience many of the daily routines in an underground mining operation including extensive training utilizing the underground equipment simulator. From this, students will be able to select those industry professions and occupations that suit their personal profile and skills. Certificate training courses will also be presented for Standard First Aid & CPR ‘A’, WHMIS, Go Safe-Work Smart, and  Mine Survival.
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