|Program designation||A mining diploma of Surface mining.|
|Program duration||Two and a half years.|
|Number of hours of the program||2300 training hours.|
|The Credit hours in the program||81 credit hours.|
|Number of training semesters||6 training semesters.|
|Number of training weeks within each semester||13 weeks.|
|Job designation after graduation||Surface mining technician|
|Program description||The first year of the program starts with improving the apprentices’ English language skills and teaching them the basics of safety in addition to computer skills, mathematics, and chemistry. In the second year, the emphasis is placed on the apprentices’ technical skills related to specialization of mining operational processes, using state-of-the-art simulating equipment. The apprentice also receives a co-operative six-month on-the-job-training at the end of the program.|
|Goals of the program||The program seeks to highly train and qualify Saudi technicians in accordance with the international criteria. This should achieve the nationalization of the jobs of the mining industry in Saudi Arabia.|
|Values of the program||Discovering Saudi youth’s talents and putting them to good use.
Expanding knowledge of the natural resources in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Popularizing and reinforcing the concept of safety in plants and mines.
|Basic skills||The apprentice must gain the basic skills at the English language and those of the specialization of Surface mining.|
|Admission requirements||Click here to view the admission requirements.|
|Graduation requirements||Punctuality, completing at least the minimum number of the training hours to attend, and successfully completing the cooperative training.|
|Employment opportunities||A training ending in employment in a mining or cement-manufacturing company.|