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Apply to attend RDC

How to Apply

Domestic Students:



Apprenticeship Students:

  • Information about the process and criteria to become a Registered Apprentice is found on Apprenticeship and Industry Training's website then submit your application directly to Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

    • If you are already a Registered Apprentice, you can register for your technical training on your MyTradesecrets account or by calling our Apprenticeship Registration line at 403.342.3100.
    • Although non-registered apprentices may be able to attend some classes at RDC with special permission, Registered Apprentices receive priority for the seats that are available.  For more information, please contact tradesandtechnologies [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.

When to Apply

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


Application Fees

Domestic Applicants: $120 non-refundable
International Applicants: $150 non-refundable (CDN funds)

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

Program Admission by Term


  • The information below is for domestic applicants only.
  • The information below is accurate as of June 4, 2021. Red Deer College reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice.

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    Availability Definitions:

    • Open: Program still has seats available.
    • Waitlisted: Program is full and qualified 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 2022

    Spring Term

    May - June 2022

    Summer Term 

    July - August 2022

    Certificates (typically one year)    

    Applications open August 1

    Applications open September 1

    Administrative Professional - On campus Open


    Administrative Professional - Distance Open Open    
    Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Closed


    Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Open    
    Educational Assistant - On Campus Open Open    
    Educational Assistant - Distance Open Open    
    Health Care Aide - Drumheller N/A Open    
    Health Care Aide - Hanna N/A Open    
    Health Care Aide - Innisfail  Open N/A    
    Health Care Aide - Red Deer Waitlisted Open    
    Health Care Aide- Stettler Open N/A    
    Health Care Aide - Vegreville Open N/A    
    Management - On Campus Open Open    
    Management - Distance Open Open    
    Medical Laboratory Assistant  Waitlisted N/A    
    Pre-Health Sciences - On Campus Waitlisted N/A    
    Pre-Health Sciences - Distance Waitlisted N/A    
    Diplomas (two years)        
    Business Administration Open Open    
    Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Open Open    
    Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Closed Open    
    Justice Studies Waitlisted N/A    
    Kinesiology and Sport Studies - Fitness and Health Open N/A    
    Legal Assistant Open Open    
    Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant  Waitlisted N/A    
    Pharmacy Technician Waitlisted N/A    
    Practical Nurse - Drumheller Waitlisted N/A    
    Practical Nurse - Ponoka Waitlisted N/A    
    Practical Nurse - Red Deer Waitlisted Open    
    Social Work Closed N/A    
    University Arts Open N/A    
    University Science Open N/A    
    Visual Art Open Open    
    Post-diploma Certificates        
    Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate N/A Open    
    Degree Completion at RDC (four years)        
    Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects Open N/A    
    Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment Open N/A    
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Open Open    
    **Bachelor of Business Administration Open Open    
    ***Bachelor of Education - Middle Years Open Open    
    Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences Open Open    
    Bachelor of Science, Nursing Waitlisted N/A    
    Bachelor of Science, Psychology Open Open    

    University Transfer (one or two years at RDC then complete program at a University)

    Bachelor of Arts - All Majors  Open Open    
    Bachelor of Commerce Open Open    
    Bachelor of Education - Elementary Open Open    
    Bachelor of Education - Secondary Open Open    
    Bachelor of Fine Art Open Open    
    Bachelor of Kinesiology Open N/A    
    Bachelor of Science - All Majors (excluding Engineering and Nursing) Open Open    
    Bachelor of Science - Engineering Open N/A    
    Other Programs        
    Academic Upgrading Open Open    
    Open Studies/Unclassified 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 the third year is competitive.

    Contact Us

    RDC Inquiries

    Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Main Phone: 403.342.3400
    Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
    Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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