Water Well Driller
Trades & Technology
Red Deer College offers the Water Well Driller program, one of the many apprenticeship training options available for students. Apprenticeship is a career option that involves both classroom and on-the-job training. To learn the skills required of a Water Well Driller in Alberta and to be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice.
The term of apprenticeship for Water Well Driller is two years (two 12-month periods), including a minimum of 1,800 hours of on-the-job training and six weeks of technical training each year.
Most Water Well Drillers are self-employed or employed by water well drilling companies. Many water well drilling operations are family-run businesses. Water Well Drillers work outdoors and usually travel to various work sites. The demand for water well drilling services slows down somewhat in the winter. During that time, water well drillers may find employment with construction companies, maintain and upgrade their equipment, or work with water purification and water pumping systems. The work is strenuous, noisy and dirty. Hours of work vary because some jobs must continue non-stop until completion. There is some risk of injury involved in working with power equipment.
Continue Your Learning:
If you have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.
Faculty and Staff Contact Information
John Larson - Lead Instructor
Phone: 403-342-3141 Email: email@example.com
Class Length Tuition Other Fees Student Pays
6 weeks $579 $154 $733
Rent includes all furnishings and most utilities, including cable. On-campus housing works on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a $20 application fee. To learn more about living on-campus please call 403-342-3257 or contact Glenice Grover, Residence Manager, at 403-342-3238.
Student parking fees range from $72 to $84, depending on your choice of lots. This fee allows students to park during the fall, winter and spring terms from September 1 through to June 30. There is no charge for parking in the unreserved lots C-D-M-N-R-Q during the summer months (July 1 to August 31.) You may reserve a parking spot by submitting the completed application form, along with the appropriate fee, to the Cashier's Office. Payment must be received before the application will be processed. Our 2,300 reserved stalls are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
A full range of food service is available, including short order, full meals, sandwich, deli, take-out, and a great variety of baked goods daily. Our food services include: Tim Horton’s, The Library Cafe (which serves Starbucks), Red’s Cafe, The Patch, Upper Crust, Grab ‘n’ Go, The Far Side Bar & Grill and The Lift.
Financial assistance is available to apprentices in a variety of forms; several scholarships are available from Red Deer College, the Federal Government and the Provincial Government. Most apprentices are eligible for employment insurance (EI) while attending technical training. Based on need, financial assistance may be available to apprentices while attending training through the Alberta Works – Apprenticeship Grant. More information and applications are available at the Student Funding & Awards Office. Please call 403-342-3254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Water Well Driller Apprenticeship will take two periods of training. For more information about the training, please refer to the course outline on the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website.
Water Well Driller 2012/2013 intakes are:
Nov 5 - Dec 14, 2012
Jan 7 - Feb 15, 2013