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We hope you find everything on this page that you need to assist your students.  If you think something should be added please let us know! advisors [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Red Deer College Contact list

We have created RDC 101 - Your Guide to RDC, to address questions we often get and address some myths about the college. 

Important Dates

Need to know when the first day to apply is?  Or how about the scholarship deadline?  Find this information and much more on RDC’s Events Calendar!

Program information

Would like to find out more information about a specific program offered at RDC?  Or maybe you are not sure if the program you are looking for is offered here.  For this information and more, check out our Programs page for an alphabetical list of all the program we offer and further information about these program.

For Continuing Education programs, please click here for further information.   

Want to know what you can do with Bachelor of Arts and other programs? Visit the Career and Employment Services website


Looking for a quick way to check the admission requirements for RDC programs?  Click the link for RDC’s Admission Chart.

Students ready to apply, but are unsure of where to start?  Check out Steps to Apply for step, by step information.

Need information for International student admissions? Click Here


Students planning to apply for Awards and Scholarships?  Click the link to find out what Awards are available at RDC and how to apply. 

Applying for student loans can be an initmidating process.  Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/studentloans for step-by-step information as well as links to workshops available for students.


Contact the Student Funding & Awards office at (403) 342-3254 or financialaid [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.

How to register and use the Loop

Here at RDC we know that registering for courses can be overwhelming, so we have made a step by step guide on how to register that can be accessed through a student’s Loop account.  If you are helping a student to register we have a few links that can assist you.

Next Steps Guide

How to Use Your Academic Planning Guide

How to Use the RDC Timetable

How to Use the Alberta Transfer Guide

How to Choose Options

RDC Timetable

How to Register Online Through Your Loop Account

Academic Planning Guides

Academic planning guides give students information on rules, regulations and recommended courses specific to their program and, if applicable, the post-secondary they are planning to transfer to.  Please click on the Academic Planning Guide link for access to all RDC’s academic planning guides.

Waitlisted Programs

Popular programs fill early.  However, if a student applies after a program is full, we can add them to the program waitlist. For most programs, this means a student still has a chance to be called for the term they applied to and be considered first for the next term the program is offered.

The only program this does not apply to is the Bachelor of Science Nursing program.  This program is considered over- subscribed therefore applicants must re-apply each Fall.

The programs that tend to fill early each year are:

  • Unit Clerk
  • Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Practical Nurse (admission offers sent in March)
  • Bachelor of Science Engineering (admission offers sent in March)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Administrative Professional
  • Social Work
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (admission offers sent in March)

Program Spotlights

Program spotlights will provide students with an opportunity to connect with faculty, current RDC students, and alumni to find out detailed information about programs they are interested in. Students will get an 'inside look' at programs and in-depth information to make informed choices about your post-secondary education.

Information coming soon!


Red Deer College Residence provides apartment and townhouse style accommodations in a safe and dynamic environment.  These reasonably priced units afford our students an opportunity for privacy with individual bedrooms while simultaneously residing in a fun and active community.

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