Asset Planning and Management

Admission RequirementsProgram Structure Schedule and Fees Courses Registration 

The Asset Planning & Management Certificate is designed and developed by industry and designed experts to advance your career in the oil industry. This program is ideal for individuals who want to start or advance their career in the Maintenance and Asset planning and scheduling field, skilled trades-people or individuals with solid logic and processing skills.

Progressing through all stages of Asset Management, from Reliability Strategies to Maintenance Supervisor and Coordination, this program covers the aspects of planning, scheduling, supply chain, and operations. The methods and tools you learn throughout the program will help you maximize both resource productivity and craft utilization.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in a Keyano College Continuing Education course, you must be 18 years of age or older.  A minimum of a high school diploma and relevant work experience is recommended; however, we encourage you to discuss your situation and needs with a program administrator.

Program Structure

Delivery Format:  Self-Paced Online Format

Our Asset Planning and Management (APM) program progresses through all stages of asset management, from reliability strategies to maintenance supervisor and coordination.

This is a self-paced online program. Students will use the Keyano Learning Management System (iLearn.keyano.cato access course materials and engage with instructor and other classmates. Please email Continuing Education or call 780-799-0535  if you don’t know your credential.

Required Textbook:  Maintenance Planning and Scheduling by Doc Palmer 4th edition.  Textbook can be purchased from Keyano Bookstore.

Schedule and fees

Below is the schedule and fees for the Asset Planning and Management Certificate program.

 2022 - 2023 schedule 
Asset Planning Course Schedule



Course NameHoursDateDelivery FormatTuition
CEAPM100 Operations & Reliability Strategy 14

Jan 3 - 27, 2023

Self-Paced Online $495
CEAPM200 Asset Planning 14

Feb 1 - 25, 2023

Self-Paced Online $495
CEAPM300 Asset Scheduling 14

Feb 1 - 25, 2023

CEAPM400 Execution, Coordination & Closure 14

Mar 1 - 25, 2023

CEAPM500 Supply Chain 14

April 1 - 25, 2023

CEAPM600 Turnaround Planning 14

May 1 - 25, 2023

CEAPM700 Asset Project 14

June 1 - 25, 2023



Courses may be completed individually, or complete the seven required courses to achieve your Asset Planning and Management certificate.  You must have completed APM 100 to 600 successfully before taking APM700.

Asset Planning and Management courses 

Operations and Reliability Strategy  (CEAPM100)

14 Hours, $495

This module provides a team-based environment for learning how industry manages equipment, and assets
and how jobs get pushed through the approval process. Key topics include Equipment Strategies, Operator Maintenance, and Work Prioritization.

Asset Planning (CEAPM200)

14 Hours, $495

The basics of planning maintenance activities are addressed in this module; planning processes are defined
and job plan creation is explored. Planning is future-based but the importance of Planners monitoring execution and acquiring feedback is fundamental to the success of a project. Exercises allow participants to practice these skills in a team-based environment.

Asset Scheduling (CEAPM300)

14 hours, $495

Managing a daily backlog and ensuring prioritized activities are enabled in the most economical way are focus areas of this module. Why do we schedule to 100%? Who owns the schedule? There is much debate over these questions and discussion will provide answers and ideas for running a successful project schedule. Exercises allow participants to practice these skills in a team based environment.

Execution Coordination and Closure (CEAPM400)

14 Hours, $495

This module focuses on how to identify and isolate problems using proven troubleshooting methodology. You will learn how to process factual information and quickly focus on the root cause - a skill crucial to facilitate continuous improvement and eliminating sources of repetitive problems. The Execution Process is defined and focus is placed on how urgent work can be done quickly.

Supply Chain (CEAPM500)

14 Hours, $495

Optimizing your inventory while ensuring the critical spares are available for production is essential in supply
chain management. This module will provide you with the costs associated with maintenance inventory and provide discussion on various inventory management strategies. Participants will learn how to get the right material, at the right place, and at the right time.

Turnaround Planning (CEAPM600)

14 hours, $495

This module highlights project management and team communication concepts applied to identify and control
shutdown risks. Participants practice their skills in a team-based exercise. This module involves intensive Planning
and Scheduling techniques. It is suggested that modules 2 and 3 be completed before attempting this module.

Asset Project (CEAPM700)

14 hours, $495

Asset Project combines all core subjects in the Asset Planning and Management Certificate program in a cumulative real-world plant maintenance project. You will express your full understanding of the overall process through a practical problem solving project.

PREREQUISITE: You must successfully complete APM 100 to 600 before taking APM700

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems - CMMS (OPTIONAL)

20 hours, $595

This module focuses on Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), a software tool designed
to manage the maintenance operation effectively and efficiently and in doing so providing many benefits such as
increased safety and reputation, decreased wasted efforts and increased uptime leading to a huge saving in dollars from the products and/or services provided. Through complete and accurate data entry of assets and
inventory, valid reports and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are provided back to the users to support them in making critical operational decisions thereby enhancing the company’s performance.

This module helps students to enhance their maintenance operation and escalates the corporate deliveries from a
low level operation to a world class organization benefiting everyone internally and externally to the company.

Instructor Biography  

Roger Davies

Following an education in Computer Technology, Roger joined the Electrical Engineering department at The Steel Company of Canada where he worked with the maintenance personnel in various production mills.

This practical experience led him into the second phase of his career of implementing computer-based process control systems for asset-intensive industries across North America. His focus was on SCADA, DCS and process instrumentation applications for heavy industry. This activity resulted in direct contact with engineering and maintenance personnel industry wide.

Throughout his career, constant exposure to industrial maintenance paved the way for a natural evolution into becoming a maintenance management specialist in the areas of best business practices and associated software tools. After working for a few companies that developed and implemented computerized maintenance management systems, (CMMS), Roger formed his own corporation, The Da-trol Group Inc., in 1987. Da-trol’s value added services all relate to optimizing company’s profitability through improved maintenance operations whether with policies and procedures, several software tools or consulting.

Aside from his Da-trol activities, Roger has also instructed many maintenance management courses through six Colleges in Ontario and Alberta for the past 15 years. He also develops curriculum to satisfy the specific needs of individual companies.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant provides funding to Alberta business to help hire and train employees. You can receive up to $10,000 per employee per year for skills training.  Keyano College has a list of pre-approved courses and program areas that are eligible for the grant.  Visit our Canada-Alberta Job Grant web page for information on how to apply and employer benefits.


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