March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 information for apprentices 

The March-April and May-June intakes for apprenticeship training are cancelled. Refunds will be automatically processed, there is no need to contact the Office of the Registrar for confirmation at this time. Refunds will be sent to the address identified in your MyTradeSecrets account.

Advanced Education has been working with eleven post-secondary institutions who deliver classroom learning to determine the best course of action that will help protect the health of apprentices, instructors and staff.

Apprentices who started classroom instruction on or after March 2, 2020 will also be refunded. Priority will be given to affected apprentices seeking to re-register for classes in the 2020/21 academic year. Details to follow.

Apprentices who started technical training before March 2, 2020 will be contacted and advised by their institution about next steps for distance learning options, assessments and completion. Apprentices who complete the program and are in good academic standing will not be required to challenge the provincial theory or practical examinations.

For more information please visit the provinces trades website. You can also contact the AIT Information Line at 1-800-248-4823 if you need information or wish to discuss your apprenticeship.


Keyano College offers three different welding programs.

Welder - Apprenticeship

The three-year Welder - Apprenticeship program helps you acquire the on-the-job training, skills and technical training needed to succeed in an entry level position as a welder.

You must be an eligible indentured apprentice in order to register.

Welding - Pre-Employment

The Welding - Pre-Employment program equips you with the proper skill set to succeed in the welding industry.

Pre-employment programs provide you with a solid academic foundation to build upon in your career. You will review material in science, mathematics, report writing, employability skills, and learn technical training.

Welding Recertification

The Welding Recertification program offers Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) recertification testing for both structural and 'B' pressure welding. You can book booth rentals and testing times to become recertified.

API 570 Examination Preparation Course

This class is an intense one-week (5 instructional days) course designed to prepare the participant to take the API-570 Piping Inspector Certification Examination. The course is also beneficial for design, maintenance, fabrication, engineering, reliability, and repair personnel of process piping systems interested in learning more about the Codes and how to navigate through them.

(Next Course Scheduled for December 9 - 13, 2019)

API 570 Exam Prep Course details

Course will include detailed instruction in:

  • Calculations
  • Corrosion rate and remaining life determination
  • Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP)
  • Minimum Required Thickness
  • Evaluation of Locally Thinned Areas
  • Pressure Testing Requirements
  • Inspection Frequency Determination
  • Welding and Nondestructive Testing Requirements
  • Repairs and Alterations
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Practical Example Examinations

The course will be based on the Codes and Standards required by API for the February 2020 exam window.
Exam candidates are responsible for contacting API to register and apply to write the exam.
The deadline to register with API for the February 14 - 28, 2020 Exam Window is December 13, 2019.

Reference Material:
Participants are required to have access to the edition of the Codes, Standards, and Recommended Practices detailed in the applicable “Publications Effectivity Sheet. To best prepare for the use of electronic code access during the exam, students are required to bring laptops or tablets with these codes for use during the class.

Please ensure you obtain authorized documents from one of API’s redistributors:

The cost of the course is $1,895.00 + GST and does not include the necessary code books.

For more information or to register please email Lisa Starks or call at 780-791-4988.