Welder-Apprenticeship

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

July 17, 2020 - Keyano Apprenticeship Technical Training Fall 2020

Keyano College is excited to resume Apprenticeship training this coming fall. To ensure a safe return to technical training, Keyano will be holding apprenticeship programs in a blended format to provide a safe and sustainable learning environment. The following information is to provide further information on Keyano’s work to resume apprenticeship technical training this academic year.

Program Delivery
Currently, the apprenticeship technical training at Keyano is planned to be offered in a blended model to allow for social distancing and so precautions are adhered to as advised by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fall 2020 blended model of delivery will allow for apprentices to learn theory online and take part in shop/lab objectives in person, on Campus.  In an effort to reduce risk and ensure health and safety protocols, theory component of Keyano’s technical training programs have been transitioned to an online format. As we resume training, apprentices are only permitted to access campus as scheduled, to complete the lab/shop objectives of their technical training program.

The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the training will be scheduled and communicated to apprentices through their program orientation packages.

Additional Information

Please visit Trades Alberta website for additional funding information for Apprentices.

Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, AIT is only opening registration for fall for all technical training institutions in Alberta. 

For Bookstore inquiries and purchasing ILMs, please email the bookstore

Keyano will be announcing Winter 2021 program dates as soon as we are able.

Please refer back to this page for upcoming new and updates for Fall 2020. As well, please email the Office of the Registrar for additional inquiries.

We offer a three-year Welder - Apprenticeship program for those looking to work in the welding industry. The program offers both on-the-job training, and skills and technical training to prepare you for the workforce.

After graduating the program, you will be able to:

  • Fuse metals safely and properly using prescribed welding applications
  • Know and understand the welding equipment involved in various procedures
  • Understand drawings and develop layout patterns
  • Calculate quantities of materials
  • Know and understand metals, arc electrodes, welding gases and gas welding filler roads
  • Recognize defective welds, and know the cause and repair procedure for the defective area
  • Know the mathematic calculations related to the welding trade
  • Know and understand the related work of other tradespeople in the industry
  • Perform tasks in accordance with industry quality and production standards

Career opportunities

As a welder, you may be employed in various industries, including:

  • Vessel or structural steel assembly
  • Pipeline construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Steel fabrication
  • Heavy equipment repair

Experienced welders may become inspectors or supervisors, open their own shops, or work as contractors.

Admission requirements

In order to register for the Welder - Apprenticeship program, you must be an eligible indentured apprentice.

Find out more about the Alberta Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements.

Tuition and fees

 Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 Week Session
 
Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 week session  Domestic Students
Tuition $840.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Wellness & Athletic $17.60
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $52.08
Technology Fee $67.00
Materials $72.00
Total Fees & Tuition ***$988.08

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. 

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program structure

The Welder - Apprenticeship program is a three-year program that includes a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.

Course outline for all years

How apprenticeships work

An apprenticeship is a work experience based post-secondary education. As an apprentice, you will find a matching employer to help tutor you as you become a carpenter through an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Your time is divided by on-the-job training under a certified journeyperson (about 80%) and attending technical training courses at a training provider, such as Keyano College (about 20%).