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Apply to Attend RDC

Apply to attend RDC

You’ve made a great choice to study at Red Deer College. We can’t wait to meet you.

View RDC's diverse programs. With more than 100 programs to choose from, we're confident you'll find a program that allows you to reach your education and career goals. 


When to Apply

Term Month Day
Fall October 1
Winter April 1
Spring August 1
Summer September 1

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Submit your application to RDC through Apply Alberta, the Alberta Post-Secondary Application System.

This online application process makes it easy for you to apply for admission and if you attended high school or post-secondary in Alberta, your transcripts will automatically be sent electronically to RDC at no cost to you.

International Students 

We know that deciding to pursue post-secondary education in another country can be overwhelming. We’re here to help as you start this next chapter. Explore resources specific to International students and take the first step to becoming an RDC student.


Application Fees

Canadian Applicants: $120 non-refundable
International Applications: $200 non-refundable (CDN funds)

Note: The application fee is good for one academic year.


Program Admission by Term

Disclaimer:

  1. The information below is for domestic students only. International students should check availability here.
  2. The information below is accurate as of October 1, 2020. Red Deer College reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice

Availability Definitions:

  • Open: Program still has seats available.
  • Waitlisting: Program is full and qualifed applicants are being placed on a waitlist. There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
  • Closed: Program is no longer accepting applications for that term.
  • N/A: Not available this term.
 

Fall Term (September - December 2021)

Winter Term (January - April 2021)

Spring Term(May - June 2021)

Certificates (typically one year)      
Administrative Professional - On campus Open N/A N/A
Administrative Professional - Distance Open Open N/A
Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Open Waitlisted N/A
Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Waitlisted Open
Educational Assistant- On Campus Open Open N/A
Educational Assistant- Distance Open Open Open
Health Care Aide N/A Open N/A
Management - On Campus Open Open Open
Management - Distance Open Open Open
Medical Lab Assistant  Open N/A N/A
Pre-Health Sciences - Distance Open N/A N/A
Pre-Health Sciences - On Campus Open N/A N/A
Transitional Vocational  Open N/A N/A
       
Diplomas (two years)      
Business Administration Open Open Open
Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Open Waitlisted N/A
Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Waitlisted Open
Electrical Engineering Technology Open N/A N/A
Instrumentation Engineering Technology Open N/A N/A
Justice Studies Open N/A N/A
Kinesiology and Sport Studies - Fitness and Health Open N/A N/A
Legal Assistant Open N/A N/A
Mechanical Engineering Technology Open N/A N/A
Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant Open N/A N/A
Pharmacy Technician Open N/A N/A
Practical Nurse Open N/A N/A
Social Work Open N/A N/A
Visual Arts Open Open Open
       
Post-diploma Certificates      
Health Care Management Post-Diploma Certificate N/A Open N/A
Human Resources Management Grad Certificate N/A N/A N/A
       
Degree Completion at RDC (four years)      
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects Open N/A N/A
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film Production Open N/A N/A
**Bachelor of Business Administration Open Open Open
***Bachelor of Education - Middle Years Open N/A N/A
Bachelor of Science - Nursing Open N/A N/A
       
University Transfer (one or two years at RDC then complete program at a University)      
Bachelor of Arts - All majors  Open Open Open
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Open Open Open
Bachelor of Commerce Open Open Open
Bachelor of Education - Elementary Open Open Open
Bachelor of Education - Secondary Open Open Open
Bachelor of Fine Arts Open Open Open
Bachelor of Kinesiology Open N/A N/A
Bachelor of Science - All majors (Excluding Engineering and Nursing) Open Open Open
Bachelor of Science - Engineering Open N/A N/A
       
Other Programs      
Academic Upgrading Open Open Open
Open Studies/Unclassified Open Open Open

**Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration is based on successful completion of the RDC Business Administration diploma. First year applicants should apply to Management Certificate or Business Administration diploma.

***First year students should apply to Bachelor of Education - Elementary listed under University Transfer programs. Entry to third year is competitive.

Contact Us

RDC Main Campus 
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5