Mining Technology, A.S.

Program Code: 2MNGT_AS

Entrance to Major

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to change to this Associate degree after admission to the University.

Degree Requirements

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

Requirement Credits
General Education 21
Requirements for the Major 58-59

12 of the 21 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 6 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 3 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 3 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits

Foundations or Knowledge Domains

  • A General Education course selected from GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, or GS, and may include Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked) courses: 3 credits

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

University Degree Requirements

Cultures Requirement   

3 credits of United States (US) or International (IL) cultures coursework are required and may satisfy other requirements

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 60 degree credits must be earned for a associates degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 60 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Prescribed Courses
CAS 100Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
CMPSC 100Computer Fundamentals and Applications3
EDSGN 100Cornerstone Engineering Design3
ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
GEOSC 20Planet Earth Keystone/General Education Course3
MATH 81Technical Mathematics I Keystone/General Education Course3
MATH 82Technical Mathematics II Keystone/General Education Course3
MNG 223Mineral Land and Mine Surveying2
MNGT 302
MNGT 110Mining Administration and Law3
MNGT 205WMining Systems Technology3
MNGT 210Mine Machine Dynamics3
MNGT 211Practicum in Mining Technology3
MNGT 214Mining Management I3
PHYS 150Technical Physics I Keystone/General Education Course3
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MNGT 100Mining Technology Orientation1
MNGT 204Mine Plant Technology3
MNGT 216Mine Regulations and Laws3
Additional Courses
Select 8-9 credits from one of the following emphases:8-9
Maintenance Emphasis:
Electric Mine Machine Circuits
Mine Power Distribution
Mine Machinery Control Methods
Production Emphasis:
Mining Ventilation
Strata Control Methods
Mining Management II

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.



Charlene Zengeya, Ph.D.
Academic Advising Manager
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

Career Paths

Graduates of the major, after serving the required apprenticeship, should be qualified to become certified managers in mining technology.


Students completing the maintenance emphasis of the Mining Technology program are prepared 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. Students completing the production emphasis of the Mining Technology program are prepared 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. Job titles include: Supervisor Trainee Mine Superintendent Service Engineer Mechanic Electrician Engineering Technician with a consulting firm or government mining research agency State or Federal Inspector.



This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.




2201 Lemont Furnace
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456