Prairie State Training Ctr

Contact Information

IECC Coal Mining Technology
8955 County Hwy 12
Venedy, IL 62214

(Intersection of County Road 12 and Stone Church Road - see the Directions/Maps tab for directions.)

For MSHA Training dates, sign-up, etc., please contact:

Deb Wiedwilt, 618-824-6512

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  (Summer Semester: Closed on Fridays)  

All dates are subject to change.

Payment accepted: Cash, Money Order (payable to Illinois Eastern Community Colleges), Credit/Debit Cards (Visa/MC)

Click on the training type below for dates and additional details.

Interested parties need to contact Rebecca Minks 618-824-7662 (

All students who have registered for training MUST cancel 48 hours prior to the start date of the training to receive a refund.

Tuition Rates (per person)
$150.00 In-state   
Call for out-of-state rate 

Students must attend ALL 5 consecutive classes to qualify for MSHA certification.

Class Location:  Tilden School, 540 Pine Street, Tilden, IL   DEADLINE TO ENROLL IS JUNE 2, 2024.

Class times: 7 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2024 Dates   

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14

**** Pre-pay and pre-registration required. Call Deb - see contact info on this page. ****

Tuition Rates (per person)
$  50.00 for Illinois Residents (and those who work full-time in Illinois)
$120.00 for all others  

Classes listed below are for All Qualifications. Start time: 7:00 a.m.

2024 Dates 

No classes currently scheduled.

2024 Dates 

No classes currently scheduled.


For Mining EMT Refresher offered at mine sites, please contact Laurie at