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Mining Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a Mining Career

The mining industry is always looking for skilled professionals. Whether it’s filling specialized roles in geological management or heading into the mines, there are plenty of career opportunities available. Mining programs at Ontario colleges prepare students with both mining techniques and widespread knowledge of geology and earth resources, so they can enter the mining career of their choice.

If you’re interested in starting an in-demand career in the mining and geology industry, here’s what you need to know. More

Mining Courses

There are a few types of mining programs available, each with different focuses or different levels of training. These include:

  • Mining Techniques. Mining techniques programs are introductory one-year certificate programs that prepare students for entry-level work in the mining industry or for continued mining education. Students learn basic geology, surveying and drafting skills along with a variety of mining methods that will prepare them for both underground and office work in core sampling, mapping, prospecting and more.
  • Mining Engineering Technician / Technology. Mining engineering technician and technology programs are more advanced than the techniques programs. Both technician and technologist programs give students a broader and deeper understanding of geology and resources and may offer training on a larger variety of mining equipment. Mining-related skills, such as drilling and blasting, may also be introduced. Technician programs are typically two-year diploma programs while technology programs (offering the most comprehensive training) are generally three-year advanced diploma programs.

Some mining-related programs have specific focuses, like earth sciences and natural resources. These programs have a geotechnical focus and are made up of courses including (but not limited to) mineral studies, geophysics, soil studies and other earth science topics. Students learn to operate geological equipment that can be used in some mining and geological industry practices, such as geotechnical and environmental assessment.

General Mining Program Requirements

Ontario college mining programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Academic requirements will vary depending on the program, but generally include senior math and chemistry or physics courses. A grade 12 English credit is often required for technician and technology programs.

Mining Jobs and Salaries

Depending on your chosen program, jobs in the mining industry range from entry-level to more advanced positions, and will include roles such as:

  • Mine Manager or Production Supervisor
  • Underground Mining Worker
  • Surveyor, Project Manager / Engineer
  • Geologist Assistant
  • Mining Administration

The average starting salary for graduates of mining programs at Ontario colleges is $36,000 a year, with the potential to earn much more. Experienced mine managers and mine workers typically have salaries between $60,000 and $90,000 a year, or even higher depending on the location and type of mining.

Ontario Colleges Offering Mining Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of mining programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details BLASTING TECHNIQUES FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

BLASTING TECHNIQUES


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SBL
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details BLASTING TECHNIQUES FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

BLASTING TECHNIQUES


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SBL
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details EARTH RESOURCES TECHNICIAN (CO-OP) FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

EARTH RESOURCES TECHNICIAN (CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ERT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: MNTN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE) NORTHERN CONTACT NORTH (HAILEYBURY) OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M042
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE) NORTHERN CONTACT NORTH (HAILEYBURY) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M042W
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE) NORTHERN HAILEYBURY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M002
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE) NORTHERN HAILEYBURY OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M002W
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE) NORTHERN KIRKLAND LAKE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M037
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE) NORTHERN TIMMINS (PORCUPINE) (SITE 1) OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (DISTANCE EDUCATION - SEE WEBSITE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M044
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: MNTY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MINING TECHNIQUES CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

MINING TECHNIQUES


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0386
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details RESOURCES DRILLING AND BLASTING FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

RESOURCES DRILLING AND BLASTING


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: RDB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details RESOURCES DRILLING AND BLASTING FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

RESOURCES DRILLING AND BLASTING


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: RDB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details TECHNIQUES DU GÉNIE DE CONSTRUCTION (CIVIL ET MINIER) (OPTION DE 3E ANNÉE) BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

TECHNIQUES DU GÉNIE DE CONSTRUCTION (CIVIL ET MINIER) (OPTION DE 3E ANNÉE)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: CIVQ
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Les Candidats Admissibles À Ce Programme Auront L’Option De Continuer Leurs Études Dans Le Programme Civg-Technologie Du Génie De Construction-Civil Et Minier Pour Un Diplôme Avancé Une Fois Qu'Ils Reçoivent Leur Diplôme Du Programme Civq-Techniques Du Génie De Construction-Civil Et Minier.

Show details TECHNOLOGIE DU GÉNIE DE CONSTRUCTION (VOIR CODE CIVQ - TECHNIQUES DU GÉNIE DE CONST.) BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

TECHNOLOGIE DU GÉNIE DE CONSTRUCTION (VOIR CODE CIVQ - TECHNIQUES DU GÉNIE DE CONST.)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: CIVG
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Les Candidats Admissibles À Ce Programme Seront Automatiquement Inscrits À La 1ère Année Du Programme Commun (Techniques Du Génie De Construction Civq).

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