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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

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

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog

Major Requirements44
DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance & Inspection2
DESLS105Diesel Fuel Systems3
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS131Electrical II3
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS225Advanced Hydraulics3
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes & CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
AUTOS223Light Vehicle Diesel Engines3
WELDS175Welding Special Topics3

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

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