This program aims to train people so they are qualified to perform tasks directly related to geological prospecting operations: have knowledge of regulations, contribute to the characterization of a potential site, sample and analyze mineral extractions in accordance with safety standards in a rustic setting.
|The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit||45 h|
|Best Practices Guidelines for Mineral Exploration and Mining activities||75 h|
|Computer-Based Information Tools||60 h|
|Reading and Understanding Topographic Maps||45 h|
|Mineralogy and Petrography||45 h|
|Computer-aided Drafting (CAD)||75 h|
|Occupational Health and Safety in the Mining Industry||45 h|
|Topographic Surveying I||45 h|
|Wilderness Survival Techniques||45 h|
|Topographic Surveying II||60 h|
|Mineral Exploration||45 h|
|Geographic Information Systems (GIS)||60 h|
|Introduction to Geological Maps||45 h|
|Basic Geological Mapping and Reconnaissance Surveying||60 h|
|Geochemistry applied to Mineral Exploration||60 h|
|Overview of Geophysical Surveying Techniques||75 h|
|Mineral Exploration drilling||60 h|
|Mineral Deposits||60 h|
|Estimation of Mineral Resources||60 h|
|Mining and Geology Software||45 h|
|End-of-Study Project in Geology||60 h|
|On-the-Job Training||120 h|
Duration of training
Actual Start (proposal)
To apply for admission, the person must send these scanned documents (a good quality photo could be accepted) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org :
This program aims to train Technician in geology.
Program’s graduates will be qualified to perform tasks in the various stages of the mining cycle (exploration/prospection, discovery/development, extraction/production and site closing/restauration).
Program’s graduates will be directly involved in geological prospecting operations: have knowledge of regulations, contribute to the characterization of a potential site, sample and analyze mineral extractions in accordance with safety standards in a rustic setting.
Technician in geology will also be involved in planning of field work, data collection, plan drawing and data analysis regarding the research of mineral resources and their development.
They will work in worksite such as underground mines, open pits, quarries or remote location. Futures employers would be mining exploration ventures, services providers, engineering firms, local or regional governments and ministries.
Once graduate, technicians will choose between two main employment streams;
Technician in geology will work under the supervision of a geologist, geological engineers, geophysicists, geochemists or project managers. They work in collaboration with managers in charge of field’s prospection, surveys (geologic, geochemic and geophysics) or drilling. They also collaborate with miners and heavy-equipment operators.
« Mineral Resources Geology » is an exclusive training program only available at the Centre d’études collégiales à Chibougamau.