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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 Heavy Duty Diesel with an emphasis in Mine Mechanics. 

*FOR INDUSTRY*  All Diesel classes can be condensed into short non-credit trainings to fit your upgrade training needs.  Click on COURSE OFFERINGS for a complete list of classes offered at the UAS School of Career Education.  Classes may be tailored to fit your needs. 

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

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog

Major Requirements44
DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance & Inspection2
DESLS105Diesel Fuel Systems3
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS225Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes & CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
AUTOS223Light Vehicle Diesel Engines3
WELDS175Welding Special Topics3
____S__Advisor-approved electives3

UAS Center for Mine Training
Technical Education Center 
1415 Harbor Way
Juneau, AK
Mailstop: TEC1

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