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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • The industry of esthetics is dynamic and constantly growing. Today, people are placing more importance on attractiveness of their skin, nails, and entire body. Through the Esthetics Program students will learn essential skills such as manicures/pedicures, hair removal,  sterilization and sanitation techniques that are required of preferred employees in the esthetics field. The Esthetics Program will prepare graduates for immediate employment in the personal care industry. Graduates of Keyin College’s Esthetics Program will be eligible for a wide range of employment opportunities. Employment may be obtained in the personal care industry in salons, modeling agencies or even in the supply/manufacturing field. Graduates may be employed as any of the following: beauty treatment operator, cosmetician, esthetician, manicurist, pedicurist, scalp treatment specialist among many others.
  • The training focus of the Hairstylist program is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and experience to work as a Hairstylist or Barber. Students acquire all the fundamentals of nail care, make-up application, esthetics, color analysis and much more. Our program specializes in Hair Design instructing students on how to cut, style, perm, color, and many more valuable skills. The practical experience you acquire in our salon will develop your expertise in hairstyling and shop management.

    Apprenticeship Training

    The Hairstylist program is an apprenticeable trades program. These courses, completed at Keyin College, will represent partial completion of requirements for Journeyperson status under the Interprovincial Red Seal Certification. Once this training is complete and the student secures employment in the trade, he/she must register as an apprentice with the Industrial Training Division, Department of Advanced Education Skills and Labour.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • The objective of this program is to expose the student to the most relevant aspects of business management and administration, while providing students with the tools for a career in business.  This program also gives the student hands-on training in the key areas of financial accounting and payroll, business application software, and in the implementation and operation of computerized accounting systems.  Practical, rather than theoretical is stressed.  The successful graduate will have the necessary skills to keep a set of books, both manually and on a computerized system. Certification: The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification is the foundation for a career in payroll.  It provides candidates with the legislative content required to keep an organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle, effectively communicate payroll information to all stakeholders, and understand the accounting function as it relates to payroll. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world.  This program prepares students to write industry standard certifications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access at any authorized Certiport testing center in the world. Career Opportunities: The need for well-trained, competent accounting and payroll professionals has never been greater. The business world is constantly changing with opportunities for those individuals with the skills necessary to adapt to those changes.  Careers in finance, banking, marketing, personnel, accounting, and general management are available to graduates who have the right combination of proper academic skills, personal drive, and dedication.  In addition, graduates of this diploma program will have interdisciplinary skills, allowing them to be valuable members of the business community.
  • The objective of this program is to give the student hands-on training in the key areas of financial accounting and payroll, as well as in the implementation and operation of a computerized accounting system.  The practical, rather than the theoretical, is stressed. The successful graduate will have the necessary skills to keep a set of books, both manually and on a computerized system. Graduates of this program will meet the academic program requirements to receive Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification issued by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).  The certification is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training. The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada. Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification: The CPA’s PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll.  Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle.  When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant. PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience.  Please see the requirements in completion order listed below:
    1. Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)
    2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
    3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
    4. Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
    5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one year work experience in payroll)
    All courses, including Introduction to Accounting, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification. For more information, visit www.payroll.ca In addition, the Accounting, Payroll Administrator program includes the potential for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at the Expert level in Excel and Word and at the Core level in Access and PowerPoint.
  • Careers in finance, banking, marketing, personnel, accounting, and general management are available to those successful graduates who have the right combination of proper academic skills, personal drive, and dedication.  In addition, graduates of this diploma program will have interdisciplinary skills allowing them to be valuable members of the business community. Keyin’s 45-week BA program exposes the student to the most relevant aspects of business management and administration, while providing the student with the tools required for a career in business.  Case studies are used to train students to think analytically and to apply their knowledge by solving problems and making decisions. This program includes the potential for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at the Core level in PowerPoint.
  • The Business Management program will train students in all facets of business and financial management, marketing, communicative, technological, and managerial skills, enterprise development, and entrepreneurship. It is a highly case-driven curriculum, allowing the students the opportunity to apply the various management skills they will acquire throughout the duration of the program.

    Graduates of Keyin College’s Business Management program will be awarded 60 of the required 120 credit hours towards the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree through Cape Breton University http://www.cbu.ca/.

  • Keyin College now offers a three-year Business Management/Human Resource Management program that incorporates all facets of business and financial management, marketing, communicative, managerial, and technological skills, enterprise development, and entrepreneurship.  It is highly case-driven curriculum, allowing students the opportunity to apply the various management skills they will acquire throughout the duration of the program.

    In the third year, students will have the opportunity to specialize in human resources, which will address such topics as recruiting, training, creating compensation / benefit packages, and employee relations.

    Upon graduation, students will have developed a strong business background and will have acquired the skills and confidence required for management.  They will be qualified to seek employment in various areas such as all levels of government, financial institutions, small business, and large corporations.  They will also be eligible for employment in the manufacturing, retail, and service sectors.

    Graduates of Keyin College’s BM/HRM program will be awarded 60 of the required 120 credits towards a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with Cape Breton University. For more information on CBU, please visit their website at http://www.cbu.ca/

  • Today’s human resource professionals must be equipped to respond to constant change and challenges prompted by workplace diversity and globalization, technological advances, and government involvement in the employer- employee relationship. Keyin’s Human Resource Management graduates will be well versed in the areas of recruiting, appraisal, training, employee relations, health and safety, and benefits and compensation administration/management. As well, the program will aim to develop and enhance the students’ interpersonal communication, teamwork, leadership, and customer service skills, which lend tremendous support to the various human resources functions within an organization. Sample eligible position titles include, Human Resource Manager, Human Resource Specialist, Human Resource Analyst, Human Resource Officer, Employee Relations Coordinator, Labour Relations Assistant, Job Analyst and Recruiter.
  • This program will provide the student with multidisciplinary training to work in a variety of professional environments. Graduates will have developed personal and professional competencies and skills in administrative procedures, accounting, business research, communications, English, economics, machine transcription, business psychology, records management, and computer software programs. Students will also acquire skills in the specialty fields of medical and legal. Graduates of this program will be qualified for a wide variety of employment opportunities. Careers in the legal and medical fields, records management, and executive administrative positions are just a few of the employment possibilities available for graduates of the Office Administration program.
  • This program is designed as a refresher program for individuals needing to enhance their computer applications and office administration skills. Individuals enrolling in the Office Technology Enhancement 36-week program will have prior computer training and/or work experience in a computerized office environment. The course is designed so that individuals who have been out of work for a period of time can refresh their skills in order to successfully return to the workforce. Students are given training in the latest software, Internet, and clerical office procedures. The program provides students with the skills necessary to gain employment in a variety of fields. They will be eligible for many administrative, accounting or information technology positions that require using the latest in computer software and clerical office and accounting procedures.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Early Childhood Education provides students with the qualifications and methods necessary to present a wide variety of activities to develop a young child’s imaginative, creative and artistic abilities. This program will provide an overview of the field of early childhood education, its historical and theoretical origins, and the day-to-day work and responsibilities of professionals working in this field. Students will learn to identify the critical issues related to children’s health, safety and nutrition. In addition, the program will aim to promote safety practices, risk management, strategies for nutritional balance, and overall good health and well being. This program will provide students with the necessary skills to work in a variety of child care services. They are employed in child-care centers, kindergartens, nursery schools, agencies for exceptional children, and other environments where early childhood education services are provided, or they may be self-employed. Example position titles may include child care worker, daycare worker or early childhood educator.
  • This program can be a stepping-stone for those interested in pursuing post-secondary education.  The Adult Basic Education programs level II & III offer assistance to adult students who would like to improve their reading, writing and math skills to help them obtain a grade 12 equivalency diploma.  This will assist the student in many ways including boosting their self-confidence and making it easier to get a job. Some people may need to begin with the Basic Literacy/ABE Level I component.  Level I will provide a student with a learning foundation, which will help them move toward the completion of ABE and into post-secondary training. The relaxed learning environment provided by Keyin College is the ideal atmosphere for adult students who wish to re-enter the education system and acquire their high school diploma.
  • The Barton Reading and Spelling System is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading and writing skills of children, teenagers or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning disability. The Barton System is divided into ten levels, which means you don’t have to learn the entire system before you start.  You only need to learn one level at a time. The good news is that it is NEVER too late to improve the reading, spelling and writing skills of adults with dyslexia or other learning disabilities.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Dental Assisting Level II is designed to deliver comprehensive training in the roles and responsibilities of the dental assistant in a modern dental practice. Our curriculum and fully operational dental clinic under the supervision of a dentist allows students the opportunity to study all aspects of the dental practice including practice management, chair-side assisting, sterilization, and direct patient care. The curriculum covers all competencies and skills necessary to write the National Dental Assisting Board Examination and prepares graduates for all mandatory and optional skills listed by The Commission on Dental Accreditation to meet the training requirements for the national scope of practice. Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter employment as a valued member of the Dental Health Team. Dental Assisting Level II is a licensed or regulated profession under provincial jurisdiction and graduates must comply with the regulations of the province where they seek employment.
  • Keyin College is proud to offer the Occupational Health and Safety diploma program in Newfoundland and Labrador. This program was developed in response to the growing demand for well-trained individuals in the area of health and safety for safer worksites, stronger safety co-ordination and sound safety planning. In June 2012, Keyin College and Cape Breton University signed an articulation agreement providing students, who have completed Keyin’s 2 year Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Diploma program, an opportunity to qualify to receive credits towards the Cape Breton University Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) Degree. For more information on this degree program, please go to: http://faculty.cbu.ca/publichealth/home.asp Keyin College is pleased to have their OH&S curriculum approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. In addition, Keyin College Grand Falls-Windsor campus is also pleased to be included in the Canadian Federal Government’s Approved CO-OP/Internship Programs. The CCA Gold Seal Accreditation Program is a national program for construction Project Managers, Superintendents, Estimators and Owners’ Project Managers.  Accreditation is based on the candidate’s education, experience and their ability to satisfy the rigorous standards of the Program. This may mean the successful completion of a Gold Seal exam. The Gold Seal Certificate was developed by the industry for the industry and is a voluntary certification program for the individual. The Certificate signifies that the individual has attained a nationally recognized level of experience and competence as a Project Manager, Superintendent, Estimator, Construction Safety Coordinator or Owners’ Project Manager.   For more information on the Gold Seal Accreditation Program, please visit http://www.goldsealcertification.com/ For the individual – the Gold Seal Certificate is a declaration of skill and competence that is recognized by the construction industry across the country. The Certificate will enhance mobility and professional development of construction managers. For the contractor – employing Gold Seal Accredited managers is a statement regarding the professionalism and commitment of the firm to construction management excellence. A Gold Seal Certificate assists employers in recruiting capable construction managers. Graduates of this program will be qualified to work as a Hazardous Materials Technician, Emergency Response Technician, Occupational Health and Safety Technician, Safety Advisor, Hazardous Waste Treatment Technician, Environmental Compliance Officer and other industry related positions.
  • A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is a member of the interdisciplinary team who is responsible for providing support to clients in all aspects of daily living through companionships, physical, spiritual, and psychosocial care.  PCAs support and promote independence, safety, and quality of life for clients across the lifespan. PCAs provide client-centred care under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).  In Newfoundland and Labrador, PCAs are considered unregulated health care workers as they are not a licensed or regulated profession.  However, standardized curriculum assists the effective and efficient use of PCAs as part of the interdisciplinary team in institutional settings across the province. The Personal Care Attendant Educational Program is 30 weeks in duration and consists of two semesters, each containing 15 weeks.  Travel to other institutions/agencies will be required for clinical and may be required for some laboratory offerings.  Students are responsible for transportation to/from clinical and laboratory experiences; these travel hours are not included in the program hours.
  • The objective of this course is to give the student hands-on skills necessary to be employed as a Pharmacy Assistant in community and hospital pharmacies. Students gain knowledge relevant to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession, including inventory maintenance, record keeping, pharmacy equipment, mathematical skills related to pharmacy, and an introduction to prescription preparation.
  • Keyin College, Grand Falls-Windsor campus, is pleased to announce our Pharmacy Technician Program has been awarded ACCREDITATION STATUS for a three year term (July 2018 – June 2021) from The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).   Please visit CCAPP for more information on the Stages of Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs. CCAPP accreditation means that graduates of this program are eligible for direct admission into the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination which is a requirement to becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician through the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB).  For more information on the Technician Regulation Process, please visit NLPB. Over the past five years, there has been substantial focus placed on the regulated status of pharmacy technicians. In 2007, The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) prepared the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice. These competencies describe the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians as regulated health care professionals, articulating that pharmacy technicians’ expertise focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the technical elements of prescription and patient information, and of product and drug distribution. Please go to NAPRA for more information on the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians. Keyin’s 72 week Pharmacy Technician program will prepare the graduate for employment as a pharmacy technician in community, hospital and long-term-care pharmacy environments. Graduates will gain knowledge relevant to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession, including inventory management, pharmacy software, and third party billing. Throughout the program, inter- and intra-professional experiences are stressed and evaluated along with other skills in extensive on-site laboratory sessions and during the workplace practicum. Methods of teaching and learning activities vary in the Pharmacy Technician program. They include lectures, multimedia technology, simulated experiences, discovery techniques, group discussion, and structured labs. Students will be given an opportunity for job shadowing during the program and upon completion of the academic portion through the experiential training.

    ROLE OF THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

    Pharmacy technicians are now a regulated health profession in Newfoundland and Labrador. This has led to an expanded scope of practice for pharmacy technicians allowing them to take on more responsibility within the technical aspects of dispensing pharmacy practice. Pharmacy technicians are now responsible and accountable for ensuring the safety and quality of product preparation and release as well as for collaborating with pharmacists and other health care professionals to help deliver the best possible patient care. The role of the pharmacy technician now requires them to focus on the technical aspects of prescription filling with tasks that include:
    • obtaining, entering and recording patient information
    • obtaining verbal orders from prescribers
    • transferring prescriptions to and from other pharmacies
    • preparing and compounding prescriptions
    • ensuring prescriptions are complete and authentic have been prepared correctly by performing a final check
    • providing technical information to a patient such as training on a device
    • assisting in compiling best possible medication histories for patients
    Pharmacy technicians are needed in community and institutional pharmacies. This program is offered at our Grand Falls-Windsor campus in a 10,000 sq.ft. building consisting of 9 classrooms, 2 computer labs, and 1 pharmacy lab/classroom. Practical areas are taught by a pharmacist registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (Ray Bartlett, BScPharm).
  • Keyin College, St. John’s campus, is pleased to announce our Pharmacy Technician Program has been awarded FULL ACCREDITATION from the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).   Please visit CCAPP for more information on the Stages of Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs. CCAPP accreditation means that graduates of this program are eligible for direct admission into the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination which is a requirement to becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician through the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB).  For more information on the Technician Regulation Process, please visit NLPB. Over the past five years, there has been substantial focus placed on the regulated status of pharmacy technicians. In 2007, The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) prepared the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice. These competencies describe the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians as regulated health care professionals, articulating that pharmacy technicians’ expertise focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the technical elements of prescription and patient information, and of product and drug distribution. Please go to NAPRA for more information on the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians. Keyin’s 72 week Pharmacy Technician program will prepare the graduate for employment as a pharmacy technician in community, hospital and long-term-care pharmacy environments. Graduates will gain knowledge relevant to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession, including inventory management, pharmacy software, and third party billing. Throughout the program, inter- and intra-professional experiences are stressed and evaluated along with other skills in extensive on-site laboratory sessions and during the workplace practicum. Methods of teaching and learning activities vary in the Pharmacy Technician program. They include lectures, multimedia technology, simulated experiences, discovery techniques, group discussion, and structured labs. Students will be given an opportunity for job shadowing during the program and upon completion of the academic portion through the experiential training.

    ROLE OF THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

    Pharmacy technicians are now a regulated health profession in Newfoundland and Labrador. This has led to an expanded scope of practice for pharmacy technicians allowing them to take on more responsibility within the technical aspects of dispensing pharmacy practice. Pharmacy technicians are now responsible and accountable for ensuring the safety and quality of product preparation and release as well as for collaborating with pharmacists and other health care professionals to help deliver the best possible patient care. The role of the pharmacy technician now requires them to focus on the technical aspects of prescription filling with tasks that include:
    • obtaining, entering and recording patient information
    • obtaining verbal orders from prescribers
    • transferring prescriptions to and from other pharmacies
    • preparing and compounding prescriptions
    • ensuring prescriptions are complete and authentic have been prepared correctly by performing a final check
    • providing technical information to a patient such as training on a device
    • assisting in compiling best possible medication histories for patients
    Pharmacy technicians are needed in community and institutional pharmacies.
  • The Primary Care Paramedic Program is designed to give students the educational and hands-on training needed to become proficient in this challenging position to deliver pre-hospital care.  Particular emphasis is placed upon balanced training to enable graduates to meet a variety of physical, intellectual, emotional and medical needs of pre-hospital patients.  Training includes all major aspects of medical care; the Primary Care Paramedic Program at Keyin College meets or exceeds the standards established by the Paramedic Association of Canada in its guidelines for the National Occupational Competencies Profiles for paramedics.  Students will get extensive classroom training as well as field and clinical learning.

    Paramedics are highly skilled health care professionals who function in the realm of EMS, initiating medical treatment for individuals in crisis situations.  Based on sound technical knowledge, paramedics demonstrate rational problem-solving abilities and excellent decision-making skills.  The paramedic profession demands universal integrity, exemplary behaviour, and dedication to the service of humanity.  Paramedics adhere to the standards of ethical behaviour, and their professional activities are characterized by honesty, empathy, conscientiousness and reliability.

    Clinical and Field Benefits

    Students will be expected to travel and incur costs associated with placements in various hospital and ambulance departments (private and hospital-based). These clinical/field placements are limited and students will be placed based on availability. Sites may include Eastern, Central, Western and Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authorities, which includes St. John’s, Carbonear, Freshwater, Placentia Bay, Clarenville, Burin, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Lewisporte, Deer Lake, Corner Brook, Stephenville, Port Aux Basques and St. Anthony. Other sites may be available as they are developed.

  • Therapeutic Recreation is a growing career field that will give graduates the opportunity to become part of a health service delivery system that addresses the needs of individuals with various disabilities, illnesses and special needs. This program will focus on leisure and recreation as essential components of an individual’s overall health and wellness. As Recreation Therapy workers, graduates will assist clients with leisure and recreational opportunities in ways that contribute to clients’ health, independence, and well-being. Graduates of this program will be prepared with the skills necessary to develop approved recreation and leisure activities. The training will emphasize various program designs for the clinical/hospital, geriatric, psychiatric, long-term care, and general recreation and community settings. Graduates will be diverse in their potential employment opportunities and will be equipped to work in many different settings. These include clinical, community, and entrepreneurial settings as well as private agencies and non-profit organizations.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • A Child and Youth Care Worker is a specialist in facilitating change in children or adolescents experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioral, or learning challenges. Keyin’s 88-week Child and Youth Care Worker program develops therapeutic skills and abilities in students, enabling them to work creatively with other professionals concerned with the care and treatment of children and adolescents to address such challenges. Graduates are involved in all facets of care from assessment to intake, goal formulation, program planning and intervention. Child and Youth Workers facilitate change through counseling and a variety of treatment strategies.

  • A Child and Youth Care Worker is a specialist in facilitating change, relationship building and learning in children or adolescents experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioural, or learning challenges.

    Keyin’s 88-week Child and Youth Care Worker with Addictions Support program develops therapeutic skills and abilities in students, enabling them to work therapeutically with “at risk” populations and other professionals concerned with the care, treatment, safety and future outcomes of children and adolescents.

    Students will receive additional training in Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, and courses focusing on the growing concern of youth addictions and behviours.

    Graduates will be qualified to work in the rewarding and diverse field of child and youth care.  Our well educated students go out into the field working in child protection and group homes, non-profit, after school programs, non-government organizations, disability supports, and many other interesting and diverse careers.

  • The Funeral Services Program provides the hands-on training and theoretical understanding funeral directors require when assisting bereaved families in making funeral arrangements; and protecting the public’s health by properly caring for the deceased. As well, it is a unique blend of general educational and technical courses in the areas of biological and social sciences and restorative art. The Batesville Casket Company, in support of Keyin’s Funeral Services Program, is pleased to award a $750 bursary to one student from each graduating class of this program. For more information and selection criteria for this bursary please contact the campus Career Counselor. The Batesville Casket Company is the leading manufacturer of metal and hardwood burial caskets. They are also a leading provider of cremation urns, caskets and related support services. For more information on the Batesville Casket Company visit their website at www.batesville.com. Upon completion of the Funeral Services Program, students will be eligible to begin service training for a Funeral Director’s License and an Embalmer’s License at a licensed funeral home. Most graduates choose to work as funeral directors and embalmers, but employment options are many. Graduates are qualified to work as pathologist’s assistants, morgue attendants, funeral planners and funeral service educators. They are also hired by hospital and university laboratories; crematoria; answering services for funeral homes; and businesses specializing in cemetery management, funeral stationery, removal services, and the manufacturing of embalming chemicals, caskets and monuments.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • Be it residential or commercial, carpenters are vital to all aspects of the construction industry. From the building of highways and bridges to the installation of kitchen cabinets, carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. Students will learn elementary structural design and become familiar with common carpentry jobs, such as layout, form building, rough framing, and outside and inside finishing. They also learn to use the tools, machines, equipment, and materials of the trade. In the classroom, future apprentices learn safety, first aid, freehand sketching, basic mathematics, and various carpentry techniques. This program is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Certification Board as an Interprovincial Trade (Red Seal Endorsed) which allows the holder to work in other provinces/territories without having to re-certify.
  • Truck drivers are a constant presence on the Nation’s roads and highways delivering everything from automobiles to canned food. Firms of all kinds rely on trucks to pick up and deliver goods because no other form of transportation can deliver goods door-to-door. The Commercial Driver Training program provides the skills and knowledge to become a safe and effective professional transport truck driver. Students will graduate with Class 1, 3 and 9A endorsements.
  • As a certified apprentice electrician, you would fit, test and repair the electrical circuits and wiring found in homes and businesses. Your work might range from fitting a bathroom shower circuit in a customer’s home to laying equipment cabling in a major new office development.

    Students would gain the skills and knowledge required to work with employers such as electrical contractors and building firms, manufacturing and engineering companies, kitchen, bathroom and shopfitting companies. Self-employment is another common option.

    This program is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Certification Board as an Interprovincial Trade (Red Seal Endorsed) which allows the holder to work in other provinces /territories without having to re-certify.

  • The Heavy Equipment Operator program provides an introduction to the heavy equipment industry and basic heavy equipment operation. Each student will receive 60 hours operating time on an Excavator, Front End Loader and Tandem Dump Truck. Additionally, students will learn grades reading, safety procedures and heavy equipment maintenance. Upon successful completion, students will have obtained their Class 3 license with a Class 9 endorsement. This program is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Certification Board as a Provincial Apprentice Trade.
  • Keyin College is honored to be the FIRST approved trainer for the Insulator (Heat and Frost) program in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador! The Heat and Frost Insulator program is designed to provide participants with the skills and the knowledge necessary to carry out the day-to-day tasks performed by a Pipe Insulator. Heat and Frost Insulators specialize in the installation and maintenance of insulation systems, the purpose of which is the conservation of energy and the control of the environment in buildings, ships, factories, oil refineries and premises requiring temperature control, heat transfer, as well as fire protection. The work of the insulator encompasses all facets of the trade, such as the handling or distribution of insulating materials on job premises, the operation of equipment and tools necessary for the trade, application of pipe and boiler coverings, the insulation of hot and cold surfaces, ducts, flues, etc. and the application of all protective coverings required on insulation materials. Apprenticeship Training The Insulator (Heat and Frost) program is an apprenticeable trades program. These courses, completed at Keyin College, will represent partial completion of requirements for Journeyperson status under the Interprovincial Red Seal Certification. Once this training is complete and the student secures employment in the trade, he/she must register as an apprentice with the Industrial Training Division, Department of Education.
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitters install and repair both high-pressure and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, the oil and gas industry, in the generation of electricity, and in the heating and cooling of buildings. The Steamfitter/Pipefitter program provides the skills and knowledge to lay, cut, assemble, install, maintain pipe systems and supports. Graduates will also be prepared to work with related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems. This program is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Certification Board as an Interprovincial Trade (Red Seal Endorsed) which allows the holder to work in other provinces /territories without having to re-certify.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • Career paths are wide and varied since any business can use these packages.  Successful graduates can expect careers in any type of organization, large or small, in private, government, or manufacturing sectors. Keyin’s 43-week CBAS program provides students with the skills necessary to enter the work force as a trained user of the most popular computer software applications.  Practical skills in software applications for major office functions are acquired.  In addition, the student will become familiar with the terms, concepts and methods to fully utilize each application. This program includes the potential for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at the Expert level in Word and Excel and at the Core level in Access and PowerPoint.
  • The focus of this program is to familiarize the student with the skills necessary to enter the workforce as a trained user of the most popular computer software applications. The objective is that the student develops practical skills in software applications for major office functions.  Students will be provided with hands-on training on a computer.  In addition, the student will become familiar with the terms, concepts and methods to fully utilize each application. This program includes the potential for Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS) certification at the Expert level in Word and Excel and at the Core level in Access and PowerPoint.
  • Graduates my successfully compete for positions as first-level computer technicians, technical support specialists, and help-desk troubleshooters. Keyin’s 39-week CST program provides students with the theory of computer systems and operating systems while developing practical skills through hands-on application software to gain a level of expertise with the most commonly used office programs.  The program incorporates a wide range of study areas that are fundamental to careers in the IT industry, such as hardware installation and configuration, operating systems, systems optimization, peer-to-peer networking, Office 2010, and internet explorer. This program helps students prepare for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ and Network+ Certifications.
  • This program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career administering and supporting users on networked systems. Network consulting, implementation, and operating services are rapidly growing areas in the information technology industry.  This program will help students develop the network administration and user support skills required to meet employers’ needs in these areas. Industry and vendor certifications have become a benchmark used by employers in the hiring process.  The Information Systems Administrator program helps students prepare for certification examinations in these areas:
    • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ and Network + Certifications
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate:  Windows Server 2012 (MCSA)
    • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
    Program Highlights The Information Systems Specialist program develops a strong base of knowledge and practical skills prior to focusing on networks and associated certifications:
    • Hardware Installation and Configuration
    • Operating Systems
    • Systems Optimization
    • Peer-to-Peer Networking
    • Office 2010
    • Internet Explorer
    • Windows Configuration
    • Windows Server
    • WINS, RAS, DHCP
  • This program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in administering and supporting users on networked systems.  Graduates may successfully compete for positions such as Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist and Help-Desk Troubleshooter. Keyin’s 83-week ISS program focuses on networks and associated certifications as well as, hardware installation and configuration, operating systems, peer-to-peer networking, Office 2010, internet explorer, Windows configuration, Windows server and WINS, RAS and DHCP. This program helps students prepare for certification examinations in computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ and Network+ Certifications, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert:  Server Infrastructure (MCSE), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
  • Today, software developers are in high demand, and this trend is expected to continue over the coming decade.  A career in software development can be fulfilling, financially rewarding, and offers many opportunities for advancement.  Keyin’s Software Development program takes you to the cutting edge of today’s technology in an easy to follow and engaging manner.  Working in Agile teams, students are exposed to the collaborative environments found in many leading technology companies.  In addition, team projects in each semester can be used to build the student’s portfolio of work in preparation for graduation. This 64 week program provides training on key software skills that are highly relevant in the local technology sector, as well as across other major markets in Canada and the USA.  Taught by expert instructors with real industry experience, the program prepares graduates for entry level software jobs in front-end and back-end software development, DevOps and software design. The program will be delivered over 4 semesters:
    • Block I: Software Foundations
    • Block II: Front-End Software Development
    • Block III: Back-End Software Development
    • Block IV: DevOps and Software Design

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • The Travel and Tourism program offered at Keyin will train students in the many facets of the industry. It is designed incorporating guidelines established by ACCESS – the national organization that recommends curriculum guidelines for national certification of Travel Counsellors. The program provides exposure to many aspects of the industry including travel counselling, airlines, reservations, hotels, sales, and marketing. Students are prepared to work in one of the fastest growing sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador. The curriculum content of this program covers many subjects and will provide the students with the skills necessary to gain employment in various fields. They will be eligible for employment in travel agencies, airlines, hotels, tour operations, tourism marketing agencies, tourist attractions and car rental agencies.

Keyin College

FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Keyin College, one of Canada’s largest private colleges, with a long-standing commitment to student success.  Our contribution to the post-secondary educational field in both Newfoundland and Labrador and nationally is extensive, and our relationship with the industries in which our graduates seek employment is very strong.

Notwithstanding all of this, it is my belief that the true measure of our success lies in the meaningful careers of our almost 40,000 graduates over the past 40 years.  Today, in virtually every region across our province you will find Keyin graduates who are making a difference in the communities in which they live, and in the industries where they work.

Please take some time to get to know us while browsing through our website or online view book.  I encourage you to speak with our team, our students and graduates, and consult with your families as you make one of the most important decisions of your life: choosing a career path that you will find both enjoyable and rewarding.

We hope to see you soon at a Keyin campus near you!

Sincerely,

Craig Tucker

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Keyin also excels in delivering a community-minded education that is balanced with activities in the local community. These activities are a regular part of our school year, and bring yet another layer of interaction that helps prepare our students for real world success.

A FOCUS ON RELATIONSHIPS

At Keyin College, we work closely with our provincial government’s Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour to ensure that our curriculums meet or exceed their demanding standards. Our government-approved instructors also bring extensive industry experience to the teaching process, and our close relationships with the industries we support (including the mandatory work terms that our students must complete) ensure that our graduates are well prepared to step in and contribute from day one. In addition to this, the focus we place on the Keyin student experience helps prepare our graduates to become positive contributors to the workplaces in which they are employed.

BETTER EXPERIENCES BETTER OUTCOMES

Like many new experiences, career training brings its own challenges; adjusting to a new learning environment, establishing positive study habits, managing schedules, balancing home life, and balancing budgets to name a few. To ensure that every student has the support needed to work comfortably through all of this, Keyin provides the resources of Morneau Shepell (a recognized national student wellness organization). These resources are available to every student, every day of their training to help ensure that they can focus on building a better career and a better life for themselves and their families.

OUR HISTORY

Keyin College was originally established in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1980, with the goal of providing career seekers with the practical skills they would need to succeed and flourish in a competitive job market. Over the ensuing decades, as additional campuses were added to better meet the needs of both urban and rural employers, our graduates became sought after across the province. Over what has now become four decades of academic excellence, the Keyin model of career training has been time tested and retested to ensure that our graduates continue to meet the needs and expectations of employers in the rapidly evolving work world around us.

Today, wth our 40th anniversary celebration upon us, Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest private college is well prepared to deliver career-focused graduates to the workforce, both in the province and beyond.

 


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