Geological Field Assistant
Admission and Administration Requirements
Academic Admission Requirements:
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)

In the field of geology, there is presently a demand for geological assistants trained in field methods to meet the needs of exploration companies and mines.  Such training would encompass themes including health and safety, knowledge of field methods, planning and supervision, data manipulation and small equipment operation.  Specialized training in specific areas, as well as safety program certifications complete the overall comprehensive training program to fully prepare the candidates for the career he/she will be entering.

Keyin College offers a geological assistant training program that is based on researched models and experience in the industry, combined with the college’s extensive experience in the delivery of safety training courses.

Graduates of the Geological Field Assistant program will have a very versatile set of skills that will afford them the opportunity to gain employment in mines across the province, with exploration companies, geophysical surveying companies, consulting firms and possible government institutions (Department of Natural Resources), construction companies and utilities companies.

Geological Field Assistant Courses View
  • Orientation Employer / Employee Expectations
  • Safety
  • Camp Operations
  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Orienteering
  • Introduction to Field Methods & Mapping
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Introduction to Surveying & Line-Cutting
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Standard First Aid
  • Powerline Hazards

Currently offered at the following locations:

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