Mining Programs

Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core
This program is designed to facilitate the process of obtaining future certification through the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). Participants enrolled in this program will be completing a modular training program which is designed to ensure that all of the core competencies which are identified in the MAESD Modular Training Standards for Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core are completed. Students must successfully complete every module through practical skills demonstrations.

Due Diligence Mining & Industrial
This course covers the significance of Due Diligence as it applies to the duties of employers, supervisors and employees in the workplace.
Participants will learn how to establish a Due Diligence Program and enforce it.

Surface Miner Common Core Program (770210)
This program covers the 3 mandatory common core modules required for anyone wanting to work in a surface mine environment. An in-depth analysis and discussion of these modules will be conducted, and a certificate will be awarded to successful participants upon completion of the program. This course is a pre-requisite for the Surface Miner Common Core—Generic First Line Supervisor Program (770141).

Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core
Northern College has developed this modular training program to cover the basic knowledge and skills required to work competently as a helper to a Surface Diamond Drill Operator. This Diamond Drilling Assistant Common Core Program is designed to cover the following areas of competency required in the Government Certification Program #P770200.

Surface Miner Common Core – Generic First Line Supervisor Program (770141)
Possession of a certificate in Surface Miner Common Core (#770210) is mandatory to enroll in this program. This program covers the 7 mandatory Common Core modules required for the Generic First Line Supervisor registration and certification as they relate to Surface Mining, Underground Diamond Drilling Operations, and Surface Underground Mining.