I chose this program specifically because it had an excellent reputation, and it’s really in depth. Hi, I’m Don Hillier. I’ve been a professor here at the Haileybury School of Mines at Northern College for about 34 years. The course at the Haileybury School of Mines is what we call a broad curriculum course. Students learn about geology and exploration, mining – how to get the ore out of the ground – then they learn how to process the ore. They also learn about restoring the land back the way it was. – My favorite part of the program is the mineralogy and geology, and learning new things about the rocks and formations, and everything in that aspect. – I had a rock collection when I was a kid. I kind of really enjoy the geology stuff. – I actually really enjoy the surveying, working with the instruments, and just getting out there and being techie. – The distance program is set up in such a way that students can take the program at their own pace. That’s a great deal for employers who choose to sponsor students, because they can get somebody who is productively employed and upgrading themselves at the same time. – It’s given me the ability to work and it gave me the ability to only take three courses which gave me the chance to get the best marks I could. – This course is going to give me probably a one up because of the vast knowledge that the professors have. – It really gives you an idea of what you will be doing when you are a Mining Engineering Technician and I think if you’re interested in a job where you can really learn and grow as industry grows using different technologies and doing a lot of hands-on work I think its great if, if you don’t like sitting at a desk all day.