Keyano College first opened as the “Alberta Vocational Centre” in 1965, with its main campus in Fort McMurray. The first class offered was welding, but over the years many programs and services have been added. The institution closed for several years and reopened in 1975 with its current name, “Keyano College”. As of 1978, it became a publicly funded university. The college offers certificates, diplomas and bachelor’s degrees. In 2011, a second campus was opened in Fort Chipewyan.