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Mine Mechanic Program

Most of today's mining is done with heavy equipment. Mines rely heavily on a well trained crew of mechanics to keep that equipment running.  The UAS School of Career Education's Diesel Department offers a 1 year Mine Mechanic Occupational Endorsement and a 2 year Associates Degree in Power Technology with an emphasis in Mine Mechanics. 

This degree includes 16 credits of general education requirements and 44 credits of major requirements.

Mine Mechanic Emphasis

This degree is a vocational training program for men and women interested in developing skills for maintenance and repair of diesel engines and auxiliary systems; for employment working on (but not limited to):

  • Mining equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Sawmill equipment
  • Cold storage systems
  • Earth moving equipment
  • Rock crushers
  • General heavy equipment

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours61
Major Requirements45

Major Requirements

DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance & Inspection2
DESLS107Diesel Fuel Systems4
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS131Electrical II3
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS225Advanced Hydraulics3
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes and CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
WELDS120Basic Welding3
WELDS175Welding Special Topics3
____S___Advisor approved Power Technology elective3

UAS Center for Mine Training
  • 796-6571  (Fax)
Technical Education Center 
1415 Harbor Way
Juneau, Alaska
Mailstop: TEC1

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