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. 

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.


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.