Strike It Rich with a Career in Mining

Want to learn how to find gold and other valuable minerals out on the vast Canadian Shield? Or perhaps you’d prefer the great salary and opportunities for growth working in a mine? You can learn how to do both, all in just two semesters!

Confederation College’s Mining Techniques one-year certificate program gives you the basics of working in the mining industry. The program touches on a variety of subjects including prospecting and surveying, mine development and operations, open-pit and underground mining methods, types of ore bodies, and computer-aided design (CAD). You’ll also learn other skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s mining industry including occupational health and safety, team building skills, supervisory skills, and computer skills.

Mining is a growth industry in Ontario. Will you be ready to take advantage?


Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Mining Techniques program go on to a variety of positions in the mining field including mine surveying, mine planning, mineral extraction, technical drawing, industrial/geological/geophysical fieldwork, environmental control, assaying, process control, core sampling, mapping and prospecting, preparing reports, surveying or functioning as part of an engineering team. Opportunities exist in the field, in an office, underground or in combination with each other.

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