Surface Miner

The online Surface Miner Training Program is designed in compliance with MSHA Part 46 regulations. Our courses will help miners learn safety and protective measures when working in mines. The MSHA requires all miners and other contractors who work at surface mines to abide by the rules of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46 and take a mine safety training course.

Students have a total of fifty-two (52) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED); OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Fees & Expenses

Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Application Fee: $100.00
  • Textbooks: Not applicable
  • Postal Fee: Not applicable
  • Tuition Fee: $1,550.00

Total Tuition & Fees: $1,650.00

More Information

This MSHA Mining Training bundle contains 27 courses, including the required 8 hours of MSHA Part 46 compliancy training.


2015/2016 Academic Year
Course Name
Chemical Hazards
Emergency Procedures
Environmental Hazards
Equipment Hazards
Escape Respirators and SCSRs
First Aid for Common Injuries
First Aid for Emergences
First Steps in All First Aid Situations
General Physical Characteristics of Surface Mines
Hazard Overview
Line of Authority
Maintaining and Repairing Equipment
Physical Hazards
Preventing Accidents
Rights and Legal Responsibilities of Miners
Site Rules and Hazard Reporting
Surface Mine Development, Operations, and Reclamation
  Typical Surface Mining Equipment
Using Personal Protective Equipment
Working Around Equipment
Working at Night
Working in a Confined Space
Working on or Near Water
Working with Chemicals
Working with Electricity
Working with Explosives

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