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Locksmith

Locksmiths install, adjust and repair locks, make keys, and change lock combinations. RDC is the only post-secondary institution in Alberta to offer the Locksmith apprenticeship program.

The Locksmith Apprenticeship program is 3 years with 1560 hours of on-the-job training and one period technical training at RDC 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.

 

Apprenticeship Registration Fall 2020

We have extended the schedule for your training to give you more time to complete theory portions online.  The result is that the schedule covers more weeks than if all portions were offered face-to-face.  However, if you are able to advance through the theory portions more quickly, you may be able to complete your Apprenticeship early. 

Please see our Fall Schedule 2020 information page for more information on program delivery and additional links and resources

To register, log on to your MyTradesecrets account or call 403.342.3100.  In person registration is not available at this time.

 

Locksmith First Period

Blended Delivery

September 14, 2020 – June 18, 2021

  • Asynchronous (self-paced) format with some synchronous elements.
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • On-campus requirements are on appointment basis.  The students will book a time with the instructor after classes start.
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone.

Locksmith Second Period

Blended Delivery

September 8, 2020 – June 11, 2021

  • Asynchronous (self-paced) format with some synchronous elements.
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • On-campus requirements are on appointment basis.  The students will book a time with the instructor after classes start.
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone.   

Locksmith Third Period

Blended Delivery

August 31, 2020 – June 4, 2021

  • Asynchronous (self-paced) format with some synchronous elements
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • On-campus requirements are on appointment basis.  The students will book a time with the instructor after classes start.
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone.

 

LOCK Course Supplies

Learn about our Pre-employment program. Pre-employment programs are not available for all trades.

Events

PLAA Chapter Meetings

See www.plaa.org for more information
 

 

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