The BC Northwest Community College, School of Exploration & Mining is to be congratulated on a superb set of courses offered in 2014. Lori Knorr sent me this list:
Drill Core Technician Basic Training March 10 – 14, 2014. Develop and apply the technical skills to observe, measure and record information from diamond drill core in this five day course, while learning to safely handle core boxes, use core splitters, and core samples.
Surface Diamond Driller’s Helper April 7 – 17, 2014. This eleven day program combines safety training with hands-on experience with an operating drill and diamond drilling equipment. (Additional offerings may be scheduled with sufficient demand)
Introduction to Timber Cruising May 5 – 9, 2013. This five day program provides students with basic field skills and knowledge to be employed as a Timber Cruiser. Students will learn to identify local trees and plants.
Introduction to Silviculture May 12 – 16, 2013. This five day course provides students with basic field skills and knowledge to be employed as a Silviculture Surveyor.
Prospector Basic Training May 30 – June 1 & June 6 – 8, 2014. This six day course provides the basic information required to become a successful prospector but may also be of interest to amateur rock hounds, students, and field assistants.
Mining Exploration Field Assistant (MEFA) July 7 – 14, 2014. This eight day hands-on training develops skills for entry-level employment in mineral exploration.
Orientation to Mining, Careers and Sustainable Practices. This two day course provides an overview of mining and its role in our economy and lifestyles. Participants learn the scope of career paths and educational opportunities available.
Mining Safe Work Practices. This two day course provides an overview of the Mines Act and WCB regulations as they apply to mining providing participants with current information to maintain safety on the job.
Pre-employment Training for Mine Jobs. This five week training program provides students with a tour of a mine (and mine mill) and an awareness of the various jobs at a mine. Jobs are discussed along with education requirements for job entry. Essentials skills include various topics that can assist finding and maintaining employment at any workplace. *under development
Mineral Processing Operator Training Program. This nine week entry-level training program prepares students to be employed at operating mines that mill ore. Training is focused on the knowledge and skills to work safely and become a Mineral Processing Operator. Training components include safety certifications, mine safety, METSO software and computer based training on mill processing equipment, hands-on training at a mine site and a practicum. Program graduates will be job-ready for employment. *under development
Metal Leaching & Acid Rock Drainage (ML/ARD) August 25 – 29, 2014. A professional development course for individuals working in industry and government agencies, this five day course provides a practical understanding of metal leaching and acid rock drainage.
Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP). Tailored to the needs of Northern BC, this innovative 320 hour training program prepares students for entry-level fieldwork with a focus on environmental monitoring.
If you are interested in any of these course, contact here at firstname.lastname@example.org I am sure she can and will help you.