Short Courses, Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops

Professional development short courses, conferences, symposia, and workshops administered by Continuing and Professional Education Services (CPES) provide opportunities for working professionals to upgrade their technical job skills and remain abreast of recent developments in their respective fields of interest.

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Upcoming events

News and Information

Industry and Communities: A New Paradigm Around Social Performance :: June 26-28, 2018. Registration is open now.

Introduction to Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics :: August 15-17, 2018. Registration is open now.

Registration for Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods is open now.

2018 4-Day program updated with examples and problems related to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!

Registration is open now for the next session of Natural Gas Processing :: July 30 - August 2, 2018.

Registration is open for the next session of Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste :: June 26 - 28, 2018.

Mines now offers two courses on high-speed imaging: High-Speed Imaging Methods for Research and Experimentation and Ultra High-Speed Framing Imaging for Research and Experimentation. Learn about the latest technology to see the "un-seeable"!

Dates announced for the next session of Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations :: October 15-18, 2018. Registration open now!

Registration for the next session of Petroleum SuperSchool :: July 9-27, 2018 is open now!

Dates announced for the next session of Project Management for Mining :: October 10-12, 2018. Registration open now!

Dates announced for the next session of New Directions in Mineral Processing Fundamentals :: July 17 - 20, 2018. Registration open now!

Catalog of Events

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Short Courses

Short courses provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are typically taught by one individual or a small cadre of highly trained and experienced professionals. Instructors are Colorado School of Mines faculty members, independent consultants, and other professionals, thus bringing to the program the best of academic and practical knowledge and skills.

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Underground Construction

Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations

Registration open now!

  • October 15-18, 2018

Grouting and Ground Improvement

Registration open now!

  • May 14-16, 2018
Economics, Statistics, Analysis

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

2018 4-Day program updated with examples and problems related to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!

This course is offered as 2½-Day or 4-Day sessions, with an option to attend only part of a 4-Day session.

2018 Dates Announced

  • March 26-28, 2018 - (2½-Day)
  • May 14-17, 2018 - (4-Day)
  • June 25-27, 2018 - (2½-Day)
  • July 23-26, 2018 - (4-Day)
  • November 12-15, 2018 - (4-Day)

Petroleum Data Analytics
Big Data, Automation, Advanced Analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things meets Oil and Gas

  • May 8-9, 2018

Using Dynamic DCF and Real Options to Value and Manage Mining Projects

This course has been postponed until 2018. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, please click/tap here.

A Crash Course on Data Science

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, please click/tap here.

Smart Grid Data Analytics

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, please click/tap here.

Mining and Minerals
Oil and Gas

Petroleum Data Analytics
Big Data, Automation, Advanced Analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things meets Oil and Gas

  • May 8-9, 2018

Natural Gas Processing

  • July 30-August 2, 2018

Petroleum SuperSchool

  • July 9-27, 2018

Crude Oil Valuation and Pricing

If you're interested in attending this course, please provide your contact information so we can notify you when the dates have been established. Just click/tap here.

Natural Gas Hydrates In Flow Assurance

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, just click/tap here.

Petroleum Refining Economics

  • August 16-18, 2017
Recycling and Waste Management
Project Management

Project Management for Mining

  • October 10-12, 2018

Excellence in Project Management for the Energy Industry

If you're interested in attending the next session of this course, please provide your contact information so we can notify you when the dates have been established. You can also provide your date preference to help us schedule the next session. Just click/tap here.

High-Speed Imaging and Explosives

Explosives 101 for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Personnel

  • Dates to be announced...

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Power Management

Smart Grid Data Analytics

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, please click/tap here.

Communication Networks for the Smart Grid

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, just click/tap here.

Communications

Communication Networks for the Smart Grid

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, just click/tap here.

Industrial Communications Systems

This course has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified when the course has been rescheduled, just click/tap here.

Social Responsibility
Conferences and Symposia

Ninth Joint Meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (includes the Lunar Polar Prospecting Workshop)

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  • June 12-15, 2018
Workshops
Completed Events

University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure Symposium

Challenges and Opportunities in Underground Transportation Infrastructure

  • September 21-22, 2017

2014 IEEE Conference on Reliability Science for Advanced Materials and Devices

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • September 7-9, 2014

Exploration for Tight Oil Plays

  • May 13-15, 2013
  • November 18-20, 2013

33rd Oil Shale Symposium

  • October 14-16, 2013

2013 IEEE Conference on Reliability Science for Advanced Materials and Devices

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • February 24-25, 2013

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