History of APTC
The Atlantic Petroleum Training College (APTC) was officially incorporated in St. John’s Newfoundland, March, 25th 1997. The College operated in St. John’s, NL until the year 2000. The College had, during this period, built a solid reputation with all major Drilling and Service Rig contractors throughout Western Canada.
After three years of operation in Newfoundland the College concluded that the Province of Newfoundland’s population base could not sufficiently support the student enrolment required by industry for the College to be successful. After careful planning and a comprehensive market study of the entire Maritime region, it was determined that by relocating training to Nova Scotia it would have an increase of a 1,500,000 population base to draw from. In June of 2000 APTC moved their drilling rig from St. John’s, NL to Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the same time APTC had acquired a fully operational single service rig from Bonus Resources of Red Deer, Alberta and also moved that rig to Halifax.
The school has graduated over a thousand students since relocation and continues to give successful opportunities in the oil and gas industry to its graduates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Survival Systems Training Limited, APTC graduates are given discounted training rates for offshore certificate programs.