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Basic Surface Mining Technology


Surface Mining Technology courses are not being offered at this time due to limited activity in the Southern Arizona mining industry.  Please check back.

Develop basic skills to work as a miner.  Learn mine safety and rigging skills.  Gain experience working in a surface mine. 

Program/Major Codes: CRTSMB/SMB

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Entry-level surface mine work in industrial plant technology, electrical or diesel repair.

Academic Options: Continue your studies by pursuing the Advanced Surface Mining Technology certificate.

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Program Requirements

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
SMT 101 Mine Safety 1
SMT 106 Basic Rigging for the Mines
SMT 190 Surface Mining Technology Internship I 2
SMT 191 Surface Mining Technology Internship II 2
SMT ELEC SMT Electives: select 100-level courses 10
Subtotal 16