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UT: Bachelor of Arts

Keyano College

Keyano College

Keyano College serves over 2,200 full-time and part-time students in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. Students enjoy cultural opportunities in Fort McMurray as well as outdoor activities in the boreal forest. Keyano students may study at several campuses. The main Clearwater campus in Fort McMurray offers certificate and diploma programs, university transfer courses, collaborative degrees and online courses. The heavy industrial training centre at the Suncor Energy Industrial campus is the base for industrial programs for the oil industry.

Certificate and diploma programs are offered in areas such as business administration, early learning and child care, environmental technology, health services and office administration. University transfer programs are available in arts and sciences. Collaborative degrees offered through transfer agreements with a degree-granting institution may be taken in elementary education, nursing, and business administration. Keyano's well-equipped facilities include a Sport and Wellness Centre, a student activities centre, a 600-seat theatre and an arts centre that features music and dance studios, practice rooms, a rehearsal hall, piano labs, and a 200-seat recital theatre.

Keyano serves students through its Clearwater Main Campus and Suncor Energy Industrial Centre in Fort McMurray, the Fort Chipewyan Campus, and the learning centres in Fort McKay and Gregoire Lake.


Office of the Registrar
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H2H7, Canada

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  • Program Type University Transfer
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

For admission to Keyano College University Studies Programs, each applicant must be 18 years of age and/or normally possess an Alberta High School Diploma or Canadian Provincial equivalent. Students must possess an average of at least 60% in five appropriate subjects, including English 30-1, and a mark of at least 50% in each. Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary educational institutions that the student has attended are required.

Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • English 30-1
  • 4 subjects from group A, B or C (only one B subject may be presented for admission)

Group A (Humanities):

  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Language (other than English 30-1)
  • Second Language (other than English 30-1)
  • Aboriginal Studies 30 (cannot be used for admission with Social Studies 30-1)

Group B (Fine Arts):

  • Applied Graphic Arts 35
  • Art 30
  • Art 31
  • Commercial Art A, B, or C
  • Communication Technology Advanced (5 Credits)
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Music 30 (Choral, Instrumental, or General) (5 Credits)
  • Music 35
  • Musical Theatre 35
  • Performing Arts 35 - A, B, or C

Group C (Sciences):

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 (acceptable for some programs) or Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Computer Science (CSE) Advanced Level, Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)

Group D (Optional Subjects): PLEASE NOTE: Students must check their intended transfer institution for acceptability. Group D subjects are not acceptable for admission to the University of Alberta. Students using a Group D subject for admission must present either one five-credit D subject, or any combination of two three-credit D subjects from the following:

  • Experimental Psychology 30
  • World Religion 30
  • Religious Studies 35
  • World Geography 30
  • Philosophies of Man 30
  • Micro-Economics 30
  • Macro-Economics 30

English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 86 with no score below 21
  • IELTS – minimum score of 6.5 with no score below 5.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 70
  • MELAB – minimum score of 85

Mature Students:

Must be 21 years of age by the first day of classes, and have a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • English 30-1 or English 030
  • Subject from Group A, B or C

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,780.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,900.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $880.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 13, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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