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Mining Technology (MNG)

MNG 102  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Mine Engineering and Mining Technology  

Provides orientation to the mining engineering and mining technology professions. Includes introduction to key mining engineering activities and functions, mining methods and equipment, and health and safety subsystems. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 123  (4 credit hours)  
Mining Electricity I  

Qualifies students to take the Mine Electrical Certification Exam administered by Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. Includes topics of basic electricity, direct current circuits, impedance, reactance, power, electrical energy, permissibility, underground and surface law, solid-state, and national instruments and applications. Lecture: 4.0 credit hours (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MNG 125.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 125  (1 credit hours)  
Mining Electricity I Lab  

Encompasses an elementary lab for mining technology students. Includes construction of circuits using electrical-measuring instruments in the analysis of the circuits with focus on electrical safety. Emphasizes mining electrical equipment circuits, permissibility and maintenance. Laboratory: 1.0 credits (30 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MNG 123.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MNG 150  (3 credit hours)  
Mining Laws  

Provides the theory, intent, construction and application of state and federal regulations pertaining to underground and surface coal mining. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 160  (3 credit hours)  
Elements of Underground Mining  

Introduces underground mining methods, operations, and procedures. Includes topics of miners' rights, work environments, health and safety standards, roof control, mine ventilation, transportation, communication, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, mine gases and instruments, electrical hazards, accident prevention, and emergency procedures. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 161  (1 credit hours)  
Elements of Underground Mining Lab  

Applies the principles and policies of mining methods, operations, and procedures in a controlled laboratory environment. Focuses on the skills associated with the information taught in the paired underground mining lecture course. Pre-requisite OR Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MNG 160.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MNG 170  (2 credit hours)  
Elements of Surface Mining  

Introduces study of surface mining methods, operations, and procedures. Includes topics of miners' rights, work environments, ground control, health and safety standards, transportation, communication, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, mine gases and instruments, electrical hazards, accident prevention, and emergency procedures. Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 171  (1 credit hours)  
Elements of Surface Mining Lab  

Applies the principles and policies of mining methods, operations, and procedures in a controlled laboratory environment. Focuses on the skills associated with the information taught in the paired lecture course for surface mining. Pre-requisite OR Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MNG 170.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MNG 180  (3 credit hours)  
Environmental Issues in Mining  

Introduces topic of how underground and surface mining operations impact the environment in a multitude of ways. Includes basic information related to geological formations in mining and structure of coal material. Relates methods to mitigate negative effects of mining. Discusses methods to repair damage to environment. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 185  (3 credit hours)  
Mining Permissibility  

Covers the requirements of federal and state law of mining permissibility with a focus on proper methods of checking and maintaining underground permissible equipment in a permissible condition. Includes plane flange joints, step flange joints, slip joints, threaded joints, restraining of cables, power centers, fire extinguishers, cables, and other areas of permissibility. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 190  (3 credit hours)  
Mine Emergency Technician  

Applies principles and procedures to identify and treat life threatening conditions. Offers safety training needed to receive a Mine Emergency Technician certificate from Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals after successful completion of the optional test. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 265  (3 credit hours)  
Mining Methods  

Introduces underground and surface mining methods and practices in coal and hard rock mines. Includes topics in method classification; support, safety and equipment requirements; general mine planning; sequence of development, cycle of operations and method application and variation. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 274  (3 credit hours)  
Mine Safety  

Introduces mine safety, program organization, safety training, mine rescue operations, and the role of state and federal governments in mine safety. Includes field trips as an integral part of the course. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 286  (3 credit hours)  
Roof Control and Ventilation  

Involves an in-depth study of roof and rib control, and coal mine ventilation. Includes methods of inspection and reporting potential safety hazards, reading roof control plans, processes and procedures involving mine resistance, law, and minimum standards. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MNG 299  (1-4 credit hours)  
Selected Topics in Mining Technology: (Topic)  

Addresses various mining technology topics, issues and trends. Includes topics that may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructors; course may be repeated with different topics to a maximum of four credit hours. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 - 4.0 credits (contact hours 15 - 120).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture