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Midway College Launches Bachelor of Arts in Mining Management & Safety Online

Midway, KY, September 16, 2009 --( This fall, Midway College - an online learning partner of The Learning House, Inc. - launched a new Bachelor program in Mining Management and Safety. This degree program will provide a general overview of coal and coal mining from exploration to combustion. Flexibility and convenience are at the forefront of this new program, intended for students who wish to seek management or administrative careers in the coal industry.

The Mining and Safety bachelor's degree program will be delivered on an online platform customized by Learning House to meet Midway College's academic standards. It will enable students to complete core content courses in accelerated formats online and on-campus. While some courses may be taught on campus, or have on-campus requirements, enrollment counselors can help prospective students develop a plan to meet the program requirements as well as the student’s unique needs and lifestyle. The curriculum is structured to provide students with fundamental knowledge necessary to achieve lifelong professional growth and pursue additional academic advancements.

Graduates of this program are anticipated to qualify for many jobs within the coal industry, including land and mineral acquisition, office management, personnel management, quality control, bid preparation, transportation and sales. This program will simultaneously prepare students for a managerial career in coal mining operations through experience in an actual mine.

Students who obtain a bachelor's degree in the Mining Management and Safety will also be qualified for positions in banking and finance, transportation, electric utilities, with industrial coal users, with companies that own and/or control vast mineral reserves, environmental regulation agencies, state and federal government agencies that regulate coal mining, and with numerous other public and private employers.

Careers in mining management are highly technical, work-intensive positions which require extensive experience and superior knowledge. Midway College is committed to imparting this knowledge while exceeding the expectations of online students by offering accelerated degree programs of the highest quality, to meet the needs of every student.

About Midway College
Midway College (, located in Midway, KY, is a multi-dimensional baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution, founded in 1847 as the first school in the United States to serve orphaned and disadvantaged students. Over the years, Midway College has expanded its mission to serve students through its women’s college, school for career development and various online programs.

Accelerated degrees are offered in business, computer information systems, health care, homeland security, and sport management, and include an MBA program. Midway College currently offers these courses at 14 locations throughout Kentucky and online.

Midway College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

About Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. ( is a total online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities offer and manage their online degree programs.

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Contact: Midway College, 512 E. Stephens St. Midway, KY 40347, 859-846-4421

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