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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 8 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.


Registration for the Locksmith program opened May 23, 2019

Registered Apprentices click here to learn How to Register


Locksmith 2019 – 2020 Distance Delivery intakes

1st Period

September 06, 2019 - June 12, 2020

2nd Period

September 06, 2019 - June 12, 2020

3rd Period

September 06, 2019 - June 12, 2020


Locksmith 2019 – 2020 Standard intakes

1st Period

September 23, 2019 - November 15, 2019

2nd Period

January 06, 2020 - February 28, 2020

3rd Period

March 23, 2020 - May 15, 2020


Tuition Fees:
Class Length Tuition Other Fees Student Pays
8 weeks (3 years) $784 $221 $1005

Books and Supplies: 

LOCK Course Supplies

Learn about funding options, parking, residence and more.

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


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