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March 19 RDC news regarding COVID-19

Date posted: 
Thu, 03/19/2020
News Update

In a continued effort to inform our community about RDC’s response to COVID-19, here are today’s updates: 


  • School of Trades and Technologies:
    • Plans have been identified for all Apprenticeship programs at RDC, along with all other Alberta post-secondary institutions that offer Apprenticeship programs  
    • March to April and May to June Apprenticeship programs are cancelled. Students who started classes on or after March 2, 2020 will receive tuition refunds, which will automatically be processed within the next four to six weeks  
    • Online classes in the Locksmith and Parts Technician programs will continue as per their current structure and schedule 
    • Instructors for intakes of 1st Period Automotive Service Technician (Feb. 3, 2020 start date), Cook Apprentice, 4th Period Electrician, and 3rd Period Instrumentation & Control Technician (all of which are more than 50 per cent completed at this time) will post information in RDC’s Blackboard about online learning opportunities for Apprentices to complete their training Period 
    • Learn more at Alberta Apprenticeship & Training’s website.
  • Online Learning – Access to RDC Laptops
    • Students who do not have access to a computer or laptop to complete course work can email their name, program, and contact information to rdclibrary [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
    • The Library has some laptops that can be signed out on a first-come first-served basis. 
    • Students may contact RDC’s Library through online chat or phone for other inquiries.

Student Services 

  • Student Connect Centre (Student Funding, Awards, Records, and Advising) 
  • Office of the Registrar (Admission, Registration and Information Services)  
  • Cashier’s Office  
  • All open for online or phone service only; no in-person service delivery 
  • Visit RDC's contact information webpage for details.

General Updates

  • Student Loans: 
  • RDC’s campuses remain open, with altered or limited services in various areas. 


  • We’ve added an FAQs page to help answer many of your questions.
  • The most recent updates on RDC’s response to COVID-19 are available at:

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For additional information contact:

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate

Shelley Newman
Communications Strategist – Corporate