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Coal Mining Technology (CMT)
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Program Overview:
Coal Mining Technology prepares the student for a rewarding career in the mining industry. The program is also offered through cooperative agreements at the following community colleges: Southwestern Illinois College, John A. Logan College, Kaskaskia Community College, Lake Land College, Lewis and Clark College, Lincoln Land Community College, and Southeastern Illinois College. The Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA, United Mine Workers of America, and various coal companies have worked closely with Wabash Valley College in the development of the program.

Job opportunities for graduates in the mining industry include: maintenance foreman, repairman, miner, and various mine technician positions. Machine repair, welding, hydraulics, and electrical skills achieved in this program are transferable to occupations outside the mining industry.

The credits earned in the Coal Mining Technology program transfer into the Industrial Technology and Vocational Education Programs at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale (SIU-C). Graduates are eligible for Capstone credit through SIU-C.

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Semester 1
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CMT 1200
Introduction to Coal Mining
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This course introduces the student to how coal was formed, coal resources in the United States, and methods of mining coal.

CMT 1250
Mine Ventilation
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This course is designed to instruct the student in the importance, terms, and operation of a coal mine ventilation system. A logical progression of ventilation procedures from surface installations through main intake air courses, face ventilation, and main return air courses of an operating mine. The student will also be instructed in the state and federal laws governing ventilation of a coal mine.

CMT 2250
Mine Electrical Maintenance I
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This course introduces the student to the theory of direct current and its use in mining equipment series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits. The theory of atomic structure, sources of electrical force, and atomic particle characteristics are also covered. Basic technology, units of measurement, symbols, and motors are discussed in detail.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

Term Total
14
Semester 2
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CMT 1220
Roof Control
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A comprehensive course designed to develop a working knowledge of roof and rib hazards, recognition, cause, and avoidance. Students will become familiar with the techniques used to avoid roof and rib hazards.

CMT 1240
Mining Law
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This course introduces the student to federal and Illinois state laws governing the operation of any underground coal mine. Intent and statement of the Illinois Coal Mining Act and Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 70 and 75, are covered in depth.

CMT 2210
Mine Machinery Repair I
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This course is designed to familiarize students with the various types of repairs needed for underground coal mining equipment; the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems and procedures to safely locate and repair each.

CMT 2260
Mine Electrical Maintenance II
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Mine Electrical Maintenance I is a prerequisite. This course discusses alternating current, maintaining AC mining equipment, and terminology used in electronics. An in-depth study of voltage generation, inductance, capacitance, series and parallel circuits, transformers and AC motors allows students to analyze circuit problems. PREREQUISITE: CMT 2250 Mine Electrical Maintenance I.

Term Total
15
Semester 3
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CMT 1230
First Aid
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This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge necessary for the temporary and immediate care of a person who is injured or suddenly becomes ill. The class will include recognizing life-threatening conditions and taking effective action to keep the injured or ill person alive and in the best possible condition until medical treatment can be obtained. This course will be taught according to American Red Cross and American Heart Association standards and recommendations.

CMT 2230
Mine Hydraulics I
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This course covers fundamentals of hydraulic flow, pressure, and direction. It also includes applications of hydraulics and hydraulic systems. Hydraulic components, including reservoirs, filters, pumps, cylinders, piping, and seals are studied.

CMT 2290
Mining Systems
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This course familiarizes the student with practices and equipment involved in extracting and transporting coal. Three existing methods of mining - conventional, continuous, and longwall are studied, as well as electric, hydraulic, and compressed air power mining. Use is made of simulated mining equipment and proper and safe operating procedures are stressed. At the completion of the class, each student should be able to make minor adjustments, repairs, and cable splices to operate machines.

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Science Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
15
Semester 4
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CMT 1210
Accident Prevention
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A comprehensive safety course designed to develop student awareness of a wide range of coal mining specific hazards, general accident prevention techniques and principles, and the avoidance of such hazardous situations. The course will stress accident analysis, analyzing problems, developing good safety, and accident investigation.

CMT 2240
Mine Hydraulics II
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Mine Hydraulics I is a prerequisite for Mine Hydraulics II. This course is designed to study the application of fluid use in a hostile environment. Motors and valves are discussed in detail, as well as schematics, testing procedures, troubleshooting, adjustments, and preventative maintenance. PREREQUISITE: CMT 2230 Mine Hydraulics I.

ELEC
Communications Gen Ed Elective marked
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Humanities Gen Ed Elective marked
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Social Science Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
16
Program Total
60


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