Keyano College

Keyano College is a comprehensive community institution in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Stretching from north-central Alberta to the borders of Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, Wood Buffalo is one of the largest municipalities in Canada.

Keyano respectfully acknowledges that we are on Treaty No. 8 Territory, the traditional meeting grounds and gathering places of our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. Keyano is a Cree word roughly translated, means, “Sharing”.

Keyano serves students through its Clearwater Campus and Suncor Energy Industrial Centre in Fort McMurray.

The College meets both the training and skills acquisition needs of industry and the personal enrichment and cultural needs of the Wood Buffalo community. Keyano provides opportunities for lifelong, relevant, and practical learning and is committed to increasing access to post-secondary programs.

The College offers programs that lead to certificatesdiplomascertificates of qualification (trades), and baccalaureate degrees. The College also supports applied research and the development of professional knowledge and skills in several sectors, including energy, construction, business, health and safety, arts, sciences, education, human services, and transportation. A wide range of corporate training options are available to client companies, as well as Indigenous Education and Regional Stewardship programming focused on improving access to learning opportunities.


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Facts and figures

Year Established 1975
Total Number of Staff 261
Number of Academic Staff 99
Number of Students 2143
Focus Areas

Strategic Focus Areas:

Access and Affordability

Skills for Jobs



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Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Environmental science
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Child care and youth services
Social work and counselling
Travel, tourism and leisure