Rig Technician

Rig Technicians operate oil and gas drilling rigs.

The Rig Technician apprenticeship program is 3 years with 1500 hours of on-the-job training and 4 weeks of RDC technical training each year.  


1st Year Apprentices

If you are a 1st year Apprentice, you need to be registered with Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) prior to applying at Red Deer College.  More information on becoming an apprentice can be found here.
Rig Technician  2017 – 2018 intakes are:
1st Period
Feb 26 - Mar 23, 2018
2nd Period
Mar 26 - Apr 20, 2018
3rd Period
Apr 30 - May 25, 2018
Tuition Fees:
Class Length Tuition Other Fees Student Pays
4 Weeks $392 $153 $545


Registered Apprentices click here to learn How to Register.

Learn about funding options, parking, residence and more.

Looking for our Pre-employment program?  Find it here.  Pre-employment programs are not available for all trades.