Driver and Operator Training

 Driver Training  Operator Training

The Keyano College School of Trades and Heavy Industrial offers both individual and group driver training, as well as training programs for those looking to become haul truck or heavy equipment operators. 

Driver Training

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Keyano College offers a wide variety of Driver Training courses that are designed to train and certify employees with current and accredited information. Driver Education is offered in the classroom, online and behind-the-wheel. We offer training for beginner, experienced, and senior driving students to ensure they have skills they need to succeed

 Keyano College offers both individual and group Driver Training and Equipment and Safety Training Certifications

 

We offer both scheduled and on-demand safety training at the Suncor Energy Industrial Campus in Gregoire at 160 Mackenzie Boulevard.

Please email us or call 780-799-0535 for more information about any of our courses. 

Get two thirds of your training dollars back! The Canada-Alberta Job Grant provides funding to Alberta business for employee training.

 

Air Brakes "Q" Endorsement (CEAIRQ 100)

12 hours, $395 + GST

This course is for students who wish to receive the Alberta “Q” Air Brake Certification, which is mandatory for professional drivers of air brake vehicles. To successfully complete the course, students must attend in-class theory lessons and successfully complete written and practical examinations.

PREREQUISITES: Valid Class 5 Canadian Driver’s License

NOTE: Alberta Registry will only honor the “Q” endorsement on Alberta Registered licenses.

MAINTAINING STATUS: Successful completion of course is required once.

 

 Personal Protection Equipment 
 You must bring and wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), such as:
  • Steel-toe boots
  • Hard hat
  • Reflective vest
  • Safety glasses
Program Prerequisites

Students must show proof of a valid Canadian driver's license.

NOTE: The Q endorsement will only be applied to a valid Alberta Driver's license.

Air Brake Refresher - Online (CEAIRQ 300)

1 hour, $49.95 + GST

This online Air Brakes course is designed as a refresher and study aid for individuals who operate or intend to operate a vehicle equipped with an air brake system.

 

This course is also ideal for people who already have an Air Brake endorsement and who are:

• Experienced drivers who may have been out of the trade for an extended period

• Experienced drivers who may benefit from a review of the air brake systems

• Drivers from other provinces with less stringent air brake licensing standards

 

The Refresher explains the difference between the Service Brake System and the Park Brake System. Each system is broken down to its circuit systems, and explains how those circuits work in the service and park brake methods with the aid of diagrams. Each of the major components are identified with pictures, examples and are described in detail about their function and role in the circuit.

 

NOTE: Participating in this training will not qualify you for the Air Brake Q Endorsement exam at an Alberta registry.

 

Registration 

To Register 

Please email us or call 780-791-4801 to register.

Register as a group

Please email us to register as a group.

Cargo Securement (CECARGO 100)

8 hours, Email coned@keyano.ca for pricing

 

Course content includes an overview of load securement techniques and how to apply them. The training consists of 13 modules. The first two modules deal with the science of the standard and the remaining modules address specific cargo types, modes and characteristics. The 11 prescribed cargo specific modules include: logs, dressed lumber, metal coils, paper rolls, concrete pipe-crosswise, intermodal containers, automobiles (light trucks and vans), heavy vehicles, equipment and machinery, flattened or crushed vehicles, roll-on/roll-off containers and hook lift vehicles, and large boulders. This eight-hour course is theory based with no practical or hands-on component.

 

MAINTAINING STATUS: Successful completion of a certification or recertification is recommended every 2 years.

CarriersEdge Online Driver Training  CarriersEdge

Online driver training and development for drivers! CarriersEdge courses translate complex regulations into real-world context that drivers understand, providing an interactive learning experience that's equally effective regardless of learning style, language skills or education background.

Sign up for courses today!

Courses available are: 

  • Defensive Driving
  • Winter Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • HOS & Logbooks*
    • Canada Only*
    • Alberta Only
    • Canada & U.S. Combined*
  • TDG*
  • Hazardous Materials Security Awareness
  • Fire Safety
  • Lift Truck Operator Skills *
  • Practical Cargo Securement
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • And more
Class 3 Driver Training 

30 hours plus road test, $3,199 + GST

This course is for students who seek to obtain an Alberta Class 3 driver’s license. During this course, students will learn safe driving procedures, pre-trip inspections, backing techniques, and practice their skills through classroom review, teaching exercises, observation and hands-on practice. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to participate in a road exam with Alberta Registry. Students are expected to purchase the Driver’s Exam permit from Alberta Registry. Keyano will arrange examination times with Alberta Registry as part of this course.

 

NOTE: Keyano’s Class 3 vehicles are equipped with manual transmissions.

 

MAINTAINING STATUS: Class 3 maintaining status requirements per Alberta Registry

 

Personal Protective Equipment 

You must bring and wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), such as:

  • Steel-toe boots
  • Hard hat
  • Reflective vest
  • Safety glasses
Prerequisites 
PREREQUISITES: Students must:

• Hold a valid Class 5 Alberta non-probationary Driver’s license (no GDL restriction)

• Hold a valid Air Brake “Q” Endorsement prior to course start

• Completed Class 3 Knowledge Test from Alberta Registry

• Provide a copy of their drivers abstract for the previous two year period

Registration
Please email us or call 780-791-4801
 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) Class 1 Driver Training

113 hours, $9,630 + GST (see breakdown below)

This course is for students who seek to obtain an Alberta Class 1 driver’s license and is mandatory for all professional drivers seeking their Class 1 driver’s license after March 19, 2019. Successful completion of this course is required prior to applying for a road exam with Alberta Registry.

 

The course has both classroom and practical components that will be delivered in three learning environments including classroom, in-yard and in-cab instruction. The importance of positive driving attitudes will be reinforced throughout all aspects of the course. Students will learn safe driving procedures, job duties and driving theory, as well as have the opportunity to practice their driving skills one-on-one with an instructor. Upon successfully completing the course, students can apply for a Class 1 road exam with Alberta Registry.

 

MAINTAINING STATUS: Class 1 maintaining status requirements per Alberta Registry.

 

Course Hours 
  • Classroom instruction: 40.5 hours
  • In-yard instruction: 15.5 hours
  • In-cab training: 57 hours
  • Total training hours: 113 hours   

 

Please note that in-cab training hours are one-on-one with an instructor and can be completed in blocks of 3 hours per day (per Government of Alberta requirements). These blocks can be scheduled directly with Keyano to align with student and instructor availability.

Program Prerequisites 
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Air Brakes Q Endorsement must be completed prior to registering for MELT Class 1
  • Hold a valid Class 5 Alberta non-probationary driver’s license (No GDL Restriction)
  • For anyone to whom English is a second language, a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 6 is required.

    NOTE:
  • Our Class 1 vehicles are equipped with manual transmissions.
  • It is strongly recommended for participants to complete a successful medical assessment through a physician prior to participating in the MELT program.
Personal Protection Equipment

You must bring and wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), such as:

  • Steel-toe boots
  • Hard hat
  • Reflective vest
  • Safety glasses
Timeline 

Students are required to complete all training hours and be tested within 9 months of enrolment date. Any students not completed within the 9 months will be required to repeat weeks 1 & 2.

NOTE: Week 3 (in-cab training) will be offered to students in 3-hour blocks to align with personal schedules. This allows for our industry of shift workers to complete the training while still receiving an income. Students are permitted 3-hours of driving per day.

Fees

Total program cost is $9,630 + GST:

• Classroom and In-yard instruction - $2,695 + GST

• In-Cab 3 hour driving blocks - $365 + GST per block; 19 blocks required - $6,935 + GST

Defensive Driving Course (CEDDC 100)

8 hours, Email coned@keyano.ca for pricing

This course is a specially designed defensive driving course. It consists of classroom instruction aimed at improving driving skills and attitudes. It also offers the potential for reduction of demerits.

PREREQUISITE: Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license

Driving Simulators - Class 1, 3, and 5

Looking to evaluate a potential employee’s driver skills or provide existing employees opportunity to practice their driving skills?

Check out Keyano’s SIM2GO driving simulator for Class 1, 3 and 5.

Our SIM2GO trailer provides high quality real-world driving environments and vehicle behaviors to train and improve driver decision-making and behavior over a wide range of vehicle maneuvers. The simulator has a total of 2 simulation stations, and a number of different vehicle options.

Course topics can include; emergency maneuvers, adverse conditions, winter driving conditions, space management, speed management, back-up and maneuvering techniques, fuel management, etc.

You select the course conditions that you want to practice or evaluate.

For information, pricing, and to schedule a simulator session, please email safety@keyano.ca or call 780-799-0535.

 

 

Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) (CEPDIC 100)

8 hours, Email coned@keyano.ca for pricing

This course is a specially designed defensive driving course for the professional driver. It consists of classroom instruction aimed at improving driving skills and attitudes. It also offers the potential for reduction of demerits.

MAINTAINING STATUS: Successful completion of a certification or recertification is recommended every 2 years.

 

Operator Training

We offer training programs for those looking to become haul truck operators and heavy equipment operators. Student driving in haul truck simulator

Haul Truck Operator

Our four-week Haul Truck Operator course provides you with the essential skills needed to safely operate a haul truck according to manufacturers' recommendations and industry standards.

The course is made up of theory, computer based training and practical simulations. By successfully completing the course, you will be prepared for entry level haul truck operator positions in the region.

 Heavy Equipment Operator
Our six-week Heavy Equipment Operator course provides you with the proper training and skills needed to safely operate heavy equipment, such as wheel loaders, dozers, graders, excavators, articulating trucks and off-highway trucks.

The course is made up of both theory and practical training through computer modules and practical simulators in a controlled environment. By successfully completing the course, you will be ready for entry level heavy equipment operator positions in the industry.

 Rigging and Overhead Crane (CERIGG150)
12 hours, $295 + GST

In this one day course, students identify the responsibilities of a rigger and demonstrate knowledge of safe practices in basic rigging as outlined by Occupational Health and Safety. Students must demonstrate and comprehend proper hand signals and calculate the safe working load of any rigging arrangement using the Rigger’s Pocket Guide. Participants will also determine the maximum safe working load for any rope sling, web sling or common rigging hardware, and inspect the following rigging hardware: wire rope slings, synthetic fiber slings, lifting hooks, shackles, eyebolts and wedge sockets, and turnbuckles.

MAINTAINING STATUS: Successful completion of a certification or recertification course every 3 years.