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RDC Quick Facts

  • More than 100 program options
  • Collaborative degrees, applied degrees, certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships, graduate certificates, career development certificates and University transfer programs
  • Located in the emerging city of Red Deer; Alberta's third-largest city
  • 24 National Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association titles and 166 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference team and individual titles won by RDC Kings and Queens Athletics teams
  • Three vibrant locations: main campus, downtown campus and Welikoklad Event Centre
  • Affordable tuition, residence and parking rates
  • More than $1,000,000 awarded in student scholarships and bursaries
  • Dedicated instructors
  • Most of our classes have 40 students or less
  • 7,500 full-and part-time students
  • 2,300 of our students are enrolled in University programs at RDC
  • More than 100,000 visitors to our campuses each year for performances, Athletics games, community events and lifelong learning options
  • Lots of places to eat on our campus including Tim Hortons, The Patch, The Far Side Bar & Grill, Starbucks, Subway, 2Mato, Reds Grill, The Lift and Smoke's Poutinerie
  • More than 38,000 learners in School of Continuing Education each year 
  • Host 20,000 community learners for workshops, seminars and other educational opportunities

Welcome to RDC

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For 55 years, RDC has been proudly serving its learners and communities. The College continues to grow programs, facilities and opportunities as it transitions to become a comprehensive regional teaching university during the next three to five years. This year, RDC will add seven new programs to more than 100 established programs (including full degrees, certificates, diplomas and skilled trades programs). RDC educates 7,500 full-and part-time credit students and more than 38,000 youth and adult learners in the School of Continuing Education each year.
The College is expanding its teaching, learning, athletic and living spaces with the additions of the state-of-the-art Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris, Alternative Energy Lab and construction of a new Residence, which all enhance RDC’s Alternative Energy Initiative. Main campus is strategically situated on 290 acres of Alberta’s natural landscape along Queen Elizabeth II Highway. RDC is also proud to serve its Donald School of Business students housed at a downtown campus, located in the Millennium Centre, in addition to housing teaching and learning space at the Welikoklad Event Centre.  
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