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Mineral Processing Operator Program


Intake
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Program Start Date
    January
  • Campuses
    Terrace

    Resources

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    City of Terrace
  • Length
    27.5 Credits (11 weeks)
  • Tuition Estimate
    Cost recovery program, depends on the contract; plus student association fees (approximately $42 per semester)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $700 - $900 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Statement of Completion
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: No Charge

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic 

1. Grade 12 or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English Studies 11
  • English First Peoples 11
  • equivalent 

Admission Advice

1. If you are a mature student (ie - at least 19 years old) and do not have Grade 12, you can still be admitted with a score of at least 71% on an Mineral Processing Operator (MPO) assessment. 

2. If you are an international student, please refer to the English Language proficiency page to ensure that you meet the English requirements.

3. Interested applicants should be aware of the working environment of a Mineral Processing Operator which often includes a 12-hour work shift, living in camp, continually on your feet walking around monitoring equipment up and down stairs.

4. The following requirements may apply for parts of the program:

  • ability to pass a drug and alcohol test, a medical test of declaration of physical fitness (must be in good health and physically fit to climb stairs frequently at a mine and lift 20kg)
  • good vision (corrective lenses are acceptable) and hearing
  • have a full range of body and limb movement
  • hold a valid drivers’ license

Failure to meet any and all of these requirements will limit or disadvantage graduates from participation in a possible practicum and securing employment.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CMTN's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

All other applicants must demonstrate all four components of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. For more information on language requirements, go to Domestic English Language Requirements or Internationally Recognized Language Requirements

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

CMTN admits applicants with any level of education. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many CMTN programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all CMTN programs are detailed separately in EducationPlannerBC.

 

 

 

Out-of-Province

CMTN admits applicants with any level of educational. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many CMTN programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all CMTN programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

To have courses from other institutions evaluated for transfer credit at CMTN you must submit an Transfer Credit Request Form along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, contact a CMTN educational advisor and review their website.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

To have courses from other institutions evaluated for transfer credit at CMTN, you must submit an Transfer Credit Request Form along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, contact a CMTN educational advisor and review their website

 

Mature Student

Not Applicable

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For details on applying, check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.