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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

Mining Technology

University College (2MNGT): Penn State Fayette

The Associate of Science degree in Mining Technology blends basic sciences, mathematics, principles and practices of management, and applied courses in Mining Technology to prepare students for supervisory roles in the Mining industry. This major helps prepare students for either a production-oriented or a maintenance-oriented position in the mining industry. Graduates of this major, after serving the required apprenticeship, should be qualified to become certified managers in their field. All students complete a common core of classes, but must also choose to enroll in one of two emphases, Maintenance or Production.

The maintenance emphasis prepares students to become maintenance supervisors. Initially, graduates may work as apprentice electricians or mechanics to gain experience in repairs and planned maintenance. After certification is obtained, they may become involved with maintenance planning, working as or with the chief mine mechanic or chief mine electrician.

The production emphasis helps prepare students to become mine supervisors or engineering aides. Initially, some of the duties are to run transit and act as survey party chief, keep mine maps up to date and make projections, take samples and run analyses, make time studies, and assist with materials handling layouts.

For the Associate of Science degree in Mining Technology, a minimum of 67 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 58- 59 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (50 credits)
CMPSC 100(3), EDSGN 100(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), GEOSC 020 GN(3), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), MNG 223(2), MNG T 030(2), MNG T 100(1)[1], MNG T 110(3), PHYS 150 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), MNG T 204(3)[1], MNG T 205W(3), MNG T 210(3), MNG T 211(3), MNG T 214(3), MNG T 216(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (8-9 credits)
Select 8-9 credits from one of the following two emphases:
a. Maintenance Emphasis: MNG T 207(3), MNG T 208(3), MNG T 209(2) (Sem: 3-4)
b. Production Emphasis: MNG T 202(3), MNG T 213(3), MNG T 215(3) ( Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-05-147

Review Date: 02/23/2010

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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