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PROGRAM765 - Introduction to Underground Mining

Department School of Trades, Apprenticeship, & Industrial Training
To Apply, Contact: Thebacha Campus - Fort Smith
Registrar's Office
Toll Free: 1-866-266-4966
Phone: (867) 872-7500
Fax: (867) 872-4511
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 6 weeks
Start Date
End Date
Credential Other
Delivery Location
Thebacha Campus - Fort Smith
  Fort Providence
  Fort Resolution
  Fort Simpson
Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife
  Behchoko - Mowhi Community Learning Centre
  Detah/Ndilo
  Lutselk'e (Snow Drift)

This Community-based program is designed to provide Northern students with the necessary knowledge and basic skills to consider a career in the Mineral Resource (Mining) Industry in any one of many occupations. The program consists of the Ready To Work North course followed by five introductory courses representing various topics related to the underground mining process: Introduction to the Mine Life Cycle, Mine Geology, Mineral Processing, Underground Mining Methods, and Mine Safety. The total of 180 hours will be covered in six weeks. Course delivery will have a theoretical as well as practical component. Students will be able to experience many of the practical  specialties of the industry and from this be able to select those industry professions and occupations that best suit their personal profile and skills.

Upon completion, students will be able to confidently consider enrolling in the 14-week Underground Miner Training Program.

*These courses will be within the employment non-credit division.
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