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Vision, Mission & Values


To be the post-secondary institution of choice serving learners and communities through leadership, excellence, and innovation.


Because of Red Deer College: The intellectual, economic, cultural and social development of Central Alberta is strengthened and enriched while demonstrating good stewardship.


Learning is at the heart of RDC. Six key values reflect both the reality and the aspirations of the organization.

At RDC We Value:


The College is open to new ways of doing, being and thinking.   We foster a spirit of adventure and inquiry.  We honour our past while focusing on our future and encouraging innovation and risk-taking.


The College creates welcoming environments, making our programs and services accessible to diverse learners.  We offer a range of choices in what and how people can learn.  Our curricula, processes and people honour diversity.


The College offers high quality learning experiences.   Our staff demonstrate subject area expertise.  We work to improve our processes, services and learning opportunities.  We celebrate achievement.


Communication at the College is honest, open, and timely.   We follow fair and equitable processes.  We treat people with respect and encourage individuals to take personal responsibility.


A sense of community is fostered within the College.  We offer rich social, cultural, intellectual and recreational environments.  We collaborate effectively with partners and we involve ourselves in our local, regional, and global communities.


The College’s programs and services meet learners’ needs.  We are responsive to the needs of our learning communities and business partners.  We regularly evaluate our effectiveness and efficiency.