Northern College

Mining Engineering Technician

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Program Information

School:Northern College
Faculty:School of Engineering Technology and Trades
Degree:Diploma; Distance
Field of Study:Mining Technology/Technician
Description:Mining is an industry marked by technological change and challenge. Employers seek graduates who are highly motivated and able to adapt to a variety of conditions. For those who choose such a challenging career, the rewards are excellent. The technician is part of the engineering team and is involved in all aspects of mining. The opportunities range from exploration, planning, and operation, to mineral extraction and environmental control. This broad-based program is offered in a modular format allowing students to maintain their employment while undertaking exciting studies in mining. Distance education is coupled with lab courses and hands-on experience to create a flexible learning experience. Graduates may find employment as: surveyors, planners, production supervisors, assayers, process operators, metallurgical technicians, exploration or mine geological technicians, government mine inspectors, mine technicians (ventilation, ground control, environmental, projects), and/or sales and technical representatives.
URL:Mining Engineering Technician at Northern College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Mining Supervisors

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with Grade 12 English (C, U); Grade 12 Math (C, U) (MCT4C preferred; MAP4C is accepted with a minimum GPA of 60%); Grade 12 Chemistry (C, U) recommended; Grade 12 Physics (C, U) recommended; Or equivalent; Or mature student status.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on March 14, 2023