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Mining Occupational Safety and Health (Certificate NDP)

The Mining Occupational Safety and Health (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona can help you rise to the challenge of creating a hazardless mining environment.

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Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States; Online

You’ll complete advanced coursework in ventilation, geomechanics, chemical exposure, and other fundamental areas, learning to design processes and procedures that minimize the inherent risks of excavation. Each course has been designed with the input of experts in the industry and is taught by leading UA faculty members.

While the risks involved in mining operations can be mitigated by correct processes, the need for dedicated, well-trained specialists in mining safety is growing. As it is, there are roughly 14,400 mines inspected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration each year for compliance with occupational and health regulations. Each of these sites requires the expertise of safety-minded professionals to ensure that every measure of risk avoidance is properly taken.

The Mining Occupational Safety and Health (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona requires the completion of 15 units of credit, presenting an accelerated path to new opportunities and specialized skills that can help you maintain safety. Course requirements for the program are flexible and individualized, allowing you to choose 3 electives that fit your professional environment and aspirations.

Courses include:

  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Health and Safety
  • Toxicology and Chemical Exposures
  • Safety Fundamentals
  • Biostatistics
  • Disease and Illness in Mining
  • Geomechanics

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