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Keyin College

644 Topsail Road, St. John's NL

Possible funding to those who qualify*

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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 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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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: 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 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.
  • 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.


    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.
  • 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, 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.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • 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.

St. John’s Campus


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!


Craig Tucker


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.


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.


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.


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.


*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.