Displaced Coal Miner’s Training Course Descriptions


Welding: Students will learn various welding techniques and skills needed to be successful in the Welding Technology field. Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weld able materials.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Laurel & Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College (Harlan Campus)


Plumbing Technology: This course is delivered by the professionals from Kentucky’s Division of Plumbing. This 36 hour course is designed to help you become familiar with the codes for plumbing.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Classes held based on number of students registered


CDL Program: This course is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience. This program includes all the learning tools needed to pass the Class “A” CDL driver’s test.  The individual will receive a learner’s permit, cover endorsement preparation and DOT rules and regulations, vehicle inspection, log books, map-reading, trip planning, and complete vehicle training to prepare for an entry-level position in the trucking industry.  In addition, the program includes the Class “A” CDL road test.  A certificate is awarded upon completion. Training is scheduled around holidays and interruptions caused by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Location of Study:
Somerset Community College (Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College


Lineman: The objective of the Lineman Training Program is to provide an opportunity for students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry.  This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry. Upon completion of the class, our students are prepared to enter and be successful in the Line Utility Industry.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Somerset Campus)


Collision Repair Technology: Learn real skills by doing real repairs as part of your studies. We teach the current standards, from fixing small dents to rebuilding the bodies of wrecked or damaged vehicles.

From repairing small dents to rebuilding the bodies of wrecked or damaged vehicles, this program maintains the current commercial standards. Students are taught the types of materials used in filler compounds, the colors and chemical make-up of paints used to refinish, welding and cutting procedures, design and installation of trim, cost estimating and preparation for finish work. All are skills applied in actual jobs performed in hands on shop assignments.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Laurel & Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College (Harlan Campus)


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): Learning curriculum for most EMT courses will include basic emergency procedures, review of CPR techniques and proper use of emergency medical equipment such as a defibrillator and administration of IV fluids. The advanced training will include additional studies in cardiology, anatomy, basic science, physiology and life support techniques.

Location of Study:
Hazard, KY
Somerset, KY
Middlesboro, KY
Venue of training TBD


Gas Technology: The Gas Technology course is a program that prepares students with the skills needed to analyze malfunctions and repair gas pipelines. This is a new program, four weeks in duration that will begin in the Fall semester at Hazard Community College. A program is also in development at Somerset Community College.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Somerset Campus)

Electrical Technology: The Electrical Technology Program focuses on preparing you for various entry-level electrical positions in industry and the building trades. The study of electrical theory in the classroom and the practical application of that theory in labs provide the foundation of this program.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Laurel & Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College (Harlan Campus)


HVAC (Air Conditioning) Technology: Learn the fundamentals of servicing and repairing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Laurel Campus)
Southeast Community College (Harlan Campus)

Computer Aided Drafting & Design/Surveying Program: Computer Aided Drafters are technical specialists with broad-based skills for architectural, civil, mechanical, and manufacturing fields. In this program, the students are taught manual drafting techniques and 2D and 3D CAD. The drafter is a skilled technician with a thorough understanding of the graphic language and is an indispensable contributor to the engineering design team.  Construction workers use technical drawings and plans that drafters prepare, to build structures such as office buildings and houses. Surveyors depend on drafters to design and update civil maps, such as property survey maps, road construction design, and mining maps.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Southeast Community College (Middlesboro Campus)


Heavy Equipment Operations: This program is designed to instruct you in the safe operation of heavy equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes, front-end loaders, hydraulic excavators, and graders. Instruction in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, back filling, clearing trees and rubble, and foundation excavating is provided as well as instruction in the proper care and maintenance of equipment.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Southeast Community College (Middlesboro Campus)


Diesel Technology: The skills needed to analyze malfunctions and repair, rebuild and maintain construction equipment, agriculture equipment, or medium and heavy trucks are emphasized in this program. Students will get instruction and experience in systems such as diesel engines, fuel injection, onboard computers, transmissions, steering and suspension and brakes.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College (Middlesboro Campus)


Industrial Maintenance: An understanding of the requirements and opportunities in maintenance, good safety practices, pride in workmanship, and an understanding of the principles and accepted practices of the maintenance trade are covered in this program.  Students are trained to hold positions in factories, automated manufacturing facilities, energy production plants, stamping facilities, hospitals, etc., where multi-skilled maintenance personnel are needed.  Included are courses in industrial electricity, motor controls, programmable logic controllers, welding, general maintenance, fluid power, metal fabrication, and machine tool.

Location of Study:
Somerset Community College (Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College (Harlan Campus)


Carpentry: The Construction Technology program at Somerset Community College is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the construction industry. Residential and light commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instructional units in blueprint reading, building site layout procedures, foundation systems, light framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, concrete forming systems, and construction safety.

Units of instruction are designed to include lecture and practical experience in the lab or on-site projects.

Location of Study:
Somerset Community College (Laurel Campus)
Hazard Community College (Spring 2016)


Computer Aided Drafting & Design/Surveying Program: Computer Aided Drafters are technical specialists with broad-based skills for architectural, civil, mechanical, and manufacturing fields. In this program, the students are taught manual drafting techniques and 2D and 3D CAD. The drafter is a skilled technician with a thorough understanding of the graphic language and is an indispensable contributor to the engineering design team.  Construction workers use technical drawings and plans that drafters prepare, to build structures such as office buildings and houses. Surveyors depend on drafters to design and update civil maps, such as property survey maps, road construction design, and mining maps.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Southeast Community College (Middlesboro Campus)


Automotive Technology: Instruction in systems such as engines, fuel, on-board computers, transmissions, steering, suspension, and brakes is the basis for this program.

The Automotive Technician option provides knowledge of the various systems used to develop skills in troubleshooting, performing preventative maintenance, servicing and repairing automobiles. The program, which is designed to be completed in two- years, prepares graduates for entry-level service technician jobs in the auto industry. The student may be provided a work-study experience alternating between periods of work on-site and work in a classroom-laboratory setting.

Location of Study:
Hazard Community College
Somerset Community College (Laurel & Somerset Campus)
Southeast Community College (Harlan Campus)


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