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  • Midway College Online provides a variety of mining related distance-learning courses online. See also 'Online Education Courses with Application to Coal Mining.'
  • Australian Centre for Geomechanics provides training videos and DVDs for the mining industry targeted at open pit and underground mining personnel and covering issues related to geomechanics risks and safety.
  • Mine Emergency Response Interactive Training Simulation (MERITS) provides trainees an opportunity to gain command center experience during a simulated underground coal mine emergency (developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA).
  • Praxis E-Learning presents online interactive language training, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Russian and others from Rosetta Stone.
  • FirstNet Learning provides online Health and Safety Awareness Training and Risk Management Training, in partnership with EduMine.
  • Minetraining.com is an international training site for mining, manufacturing and related industries. It offers on-line training modules.
  • Mitac, the Mining Industry Training and Adjustment Council Canada. A list of courses can be found under "Mitac Projects". The courses include Basic Underground Hardrock Mining Skills and Basic Milling Skills. They are offered through Community Colleges and are not available online through the Internet.
  • Free Online Courses, Tutorials and Exams for just about everything ... including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, AutoCad, HTML, etc..

Other Courses

  • Mining Association of BC - Education Division provides mining information and classroom materials for school teachers and mining-related web links for both students and teachers.
  • A comprehensive catalog of online courses for licensed professionals in construction, engineering, land surveying and more is available from RedVector.com. Courses are categorized according to US state requirements for continuing education ... many of the courses have CEU accreditation.
  • PDHengineer.com: Provides courses in the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Health and Safety disciplines for engineers to meet their requirements for license renewal.
  • PDHonline: Online Professional Development For Engineers and Architects. Courses include Engineering Ethics, Engineering Calculations Using Mathcad, and many more. All course material is free to view online; to receive a certificate one must complete a quiz and pay a fee.
  • Online Prospecting School: The BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines holds an annual prospecting course and the course notes are available online for free.
  • Remote Sensing Tutorial, a free course by Dr. Nicholas Short, hosted by NASA. Also available as CD-ROM.
  • Mining in Manitoba, prepared by the Mineral Science Technology students at R. D. Parker Collegiate, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.
  • The Derivatives Institute offers introductory courses to financial markets. An initiative of Bourse de Montreal, Canadian Derivatives Exchange.
  • ShortCourseFinder is the new, simple way to find, compare and sign up for online short courses from Australia’s top providers. Browse over 1000 short courses in a range of industries, including mining, business, IT and teaching.