Science Department

The Science Department provides high quality post-secondary science courses, including university transfer programs. We facilitate student success through teaching excellence, personalized instruction, and small classes. Together with our students, we create a supportive environment where we are challenged to grow academically and personally.

Want to see a list of programs we offer?  Check out our program page for a list of what we currently offer.

Want to contact an Instructor?  Here is a list of current RDC Department of Science Faculty and Staff.

Got a question about a particular program?  Check out our own Academic Planning Guides, where many of your questions can be answered.  Current and Future RDC students can benefit by reading these documents.

Want to know if a course transfers to a university in Alberta? Check out the frequently-updated Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) document with a list of how each course transfers within the Province of Alberta.

Check out the links at the bottom of this page for more of what we do in the Science Department.

If you have any other questions about our programs, transfer within Alberta, or any other inquiry, please feel free to contact me via my contact information below or via our Department's Program Assistant, Sue Edwards.

Dr. Kristy Erickson
Co.Chairperson/Chemistry Instructor
Office 1607E
403.342 3381
kristy [dot] erickson [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Dr. Robbie Halonen
Co.Chairperson/Physics Instructor
Office 1615
robbie [dot] halonen [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Sue Edwards
Program Assistant, School of Arts and Science
Office 1607I
susan [dot] edwards [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca  

Follow us on Twitter: @RDCScience

NEW! Have a question about science you've always wanted an answer to?  Send an email to askascientist [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca!!  We might post the answer on our Twitter account!


  • [Sept 9] Are you interested in applying for Medical School at U of A in the near future? If so, consider coming to a presentation by Dr. Greg Sawisky.  He is a Family Medicine Resident in Red Deer and an RDC alumnus.  His talk will be on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 pm in room 1439.  Please follow the link here to register.
  • The department would like to welcome Dr. Malin Hansen, Dr. Ryan Butler and Dr.Anna Lewis as our new Biology Instructors.  Also to Alexander Howse who will be teaching Math and Statistics.  Welcome all.


Important Department of Science Links