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Mining Exploration & Natural Resources Field Assistant

Mining Exploration & Natural Resources Field Assistant is a 14-day program designed to provide students with a comprehensive set of entry-level skills for employment as field assistants in the natural resource sector.  

Students will be trained to work safely as field assistants on a variety of field programs including forestry, environmental monitoring, sampling, reclamation, and mineral exploration projects at different stages. The program is composed of two courses, each developed by the NWCC School of Exploration & Mining to meet industry requirements for successful entry level employment.

Course topics include:

  • Safety and Survival
  • Wilderness Navigation (compass, GPS, maps)
  • Record Field Notes
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Occupational First Aid level 1
  • Transportation Endorsement
  • WHMIS Training
  • Bear Awareness and Safety
  • Data Collection and Note-taking
  • Overview of Natural Resource Industries
  • Overview of relevant policy and legislation
  • Field Communications
  • Sampling Rocks, Soils & Silts
  • Grid Layouts & Line Cutting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Equipment Knowledge, Handling, & Safety

Career Opportunities 

Graduates will have the practical field skills to assist geologists, biologists, technicians, engineers, researchers and environmental monitors.

Contract Training

The Mining Exploration & Natural Resource Field Assistant program is available upon demand.

Learn more about Contract Training at NWCC.  For more information or to request a quote contact the NWCC School of Exploration & Mining.

  • Must have good health, be physically fit, and have good vision and hearing
  • Must be prepared to work outdoors in adverse weather