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

A new course series for working professionals wanting to gain graduate-level education.

Registration for the Mineral Exploration Block Module Series is open now :: Various dates between January and April, 2020

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Registration is open now for GPR 2020 : 18th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar :: June 14-19, 2020.

A new course teaches computer programming for Earth Scientists!

Registration for Practical Python for Earth Scientists is open now. Course date: May 20, 2020

Dates have been announced for the next session of Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector: A New Paradigm :: May 19-21, 2020 October 13-15, 2020. Registration is open now!

The next session of Grouting and Ground Improvement starts on July 20, 2020. Registration is open now!

Dates have been announced for the next session of the Filtered, Paste and Thickened Tailings course offered by Paterson & Cooke :: June 16-19, 2020.

Registration is open now for the 2020 session of New Directions in Mineral Processing Fundamentals :: July 14-17, 2020.

Dates have been announced for the next session of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium :: June 9-11, 2020.

Registration is open now for the 2020 session of Petroleum Engineering Summer SuperSchool :: June 22-27, 2019.

Dates have been set for the 2020 session of Natural Gas Processing :: July 27-30, 2020.

Dates for the 2020 session of Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste have been announced: June 23-25, 2020. Registration is open now!

Registration for Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods is open now. Dates for the 2020 sessions have been announced.

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

The next session of Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations starts on October 19, 2020.

Dates announced for the next session of Project Management for Mining :: October 21-23, 2020.

Dates announced for the next session of Sampling Theory, Sampling Practices, and Their Economic Impact :: October 12-16, 2020.

Dates announced for the next session of Introduction to Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics :: August 12-14, 2020. Registration is 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

2020 Dates Announced

  • October 19-22, 2020

Grouting and Ground Improvement

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • July 20-23, 2020
Economics, Statistics, Analysis

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

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.

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • May 11-14, 2020 - (4-Day)  [Canceled]
  • June 15-18, 2020 - (4-Day)  [Canceled]
  • July 20-23, 2020 - (4-Day)
  • August 31-September 3, 2020 - (4-Day)
  • November 16-19, 2020 - (4-Day)

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

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

  • May 2-3, 2019

Introduction to Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • August 12-14, 2020

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

Mineral Exploration Block Series

A new course series for working professionals wanting to gain graduate-level education.

Registration is open now!

  • Various dates between January and April, 2020

Practical Python for Earth Scientists

A new course teaches computer programming for Earth Scientists!

Registration is open now!

  • May 20, 2020

Filtered, Paste and Thickened Tailings

2020 Dates Announced

  • June 16-19, 2020

New Directions in Mineral Processing Fundamentals

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • July 14-17, 2020

Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector: A New Paradigm

Registration is open now!

  • May 19-21, 2020 October 13-15, 2020

Project Management for Mining

  • March 25-27, 2020
  • October 21-23, 2020
Oil and Gas

Practical Python for Earth Scientists

A new course teaches computer programming for Earth Scientists!

Registration is open now!

  • May 20, 2020

Natural Gas Processing

2020 Dates Announced

  • July 27-30, 2020

Petroleum Engineering Summer SuperSchool

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • June 22 - 27, 2020

New this year: A hybrid course combining on-campus and online learning!

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.

Introduction to Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • August 12-14, 2020

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.

Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector: A New Paradigm

Registration is open now!

  • May 19-21, 2020 October 13-15, 2020

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

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

  • May 2-3, 2019
Recycling and Waste Management

Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste

2020 Dates Announced :: Registration is open now!

  • June 23-25, 2020
Project Management

Project Management for Mining

  • March 25-27, 2020
  • October 21-23, 2020

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.

Automation and Robotics

Machine Learning in Practice

A new course focusing on applications of machine learning in a variety of fields.

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

 
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

Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector: A New Paradigm

Registration is open now!

  • May 19-21, 2020 October 13-15, 2020
 
Conferences and Symposia
Workshops

No workshops are scheduled at this time.

2019 Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop (DAM Workshop 2019)

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

Certifications and Exams

SIMULIA Abaqus Certification

Registration is open now!

  • May 16, 2020
  • December 19, 2020
  • May 22, 2021
 
Completed Events
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Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds
4th International Conference

  • November 14-15, 2019

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

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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