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Mission & Mandate


Keyano is a quality, responsive and sustainable comprehensive college that consistently meets or exceeds the expectations of our learner stakeholders and communities.


Keyano College is a comprehensive college of choice that is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, industry training and applied research through the delivery of relevant and sustainable programs and services that maximize opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders, and, that enable Keyano to engage in community leadership.


(Approved by the Minister of Innovation & Advanced Education, June 12, 2014)

Keyano College is a public, board-governed college operating as a Comprehensive Community Institution under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta.  Keyano plays an active role in Campus Alberta by collaborating with other post-secondary institutions to increase access to learning opportunities for students in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  Through its two campuses in Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan and four learning centres in Fort McKay, Conklin, Janvier, and Gregoire Lake, Keyano provides a variety of learning opportunities through classroom, online and blended delivery models. Keyano also serves a wider learner population through its involvement in education consortia and a variety of industry partnerships.

Keyano College offers certificates and diplomas, university transfer, apprenticeship, academic upgrading and, through collaboration with other post-secondary institutions, degree completion options. Keyano’s comprehensive program offerings include arts, science, business, education, environmental science, power engineering, performing and visual arts, health, engineering technologies, human services, humanities, trades, transportation, heavy equipment operations and industrial training. Keyano provides relevant, practical, flexible and affordable workforce development, including continuing education, customized corporate training, and English as a second language courses and programs.

As a Comprehensive Community Institution responsible for regional stewardship, Keyano College collaborates with comprehensive community institutions, community adult learning providers, business, industry, school districts, Aboriginal communities, and other organizations to ensure access to a broad spectrum of learning opportunities.  Keyano is committed to increasing access to post-secondary programs, assisting students in achieving their learning goals and enhancing career opportunities for its graduates.  Specialized services provided include Aboriginal counselling, counselling, support for students with disabilities, flexible education delivery alternatives and co-operative education options in many programs.

Keyano provides high-quality lifelong learning opportunities by promoting access to and participation in post-secondary education, fostering excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.  Keyano’s faculty and staff are engaged in professional development, scholarly activity and applied research for the purpose of enhancing expertise and increasing knowledge that will facilitate a high-quality learning experience through improved programs and services.

Keyano College plays a pivotal role in enhancing sustainability within the region by collaborating with stakeholders to support social, cultural and economic development initiatives.  Keyano’s specialized facilities including its Power and Process Engineering Lab, Theatre, Conservatory, and the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre make Keyano College an integral partner in providing educational, cultural, recreational and career opportunities for students and the residents of Wood Buffalo.