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Apply to Attend Red Deer Polytechnic

Apply to attend RDC

How to Apply
 

Domestic Students:

  • View our programs that are open for you to apply

  • Submit your application to Red Deer Polytechnic through Apply Alberta, the Alberta Post-Secondary Application System.

 

 

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 Red Deer Polytechnic 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

Disclaimer:

  • The information below is for domestic applicants only.
  • The information below is accurate as of September 8, 2021. Red Deer Polytechnic reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice.

View Programs for International Students

    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.
     

    Winter Term

    January - April 2022

    Spring Term

    May - June 2022

    Summer Term 

    July - August 2022

    Fall Term

    September -  December 2022

    Certificates (typically one year)  

     

     

     
    Administrative Professional - On campus

    N/A

    N/A   Open
    Administrative Professional - Distance Open N/A   Open
    Business Certificate        Open
    Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus

    Waitlisted

    N/A   Open
    Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Open   Open
    Educational Assistant - On Campus Open N/A   Open
    Educational Assistant - Distance Open Open   Open
    Health Care Aide - Drumheller Open N/A   N/A
    Health Care Aide - Hanna Open N/A   N/A
    Health Care Aide - Innisfail  N/A N/A   Open
    Health Care Aide - Ponoka N/A Open   N/A
    Health Care Aide - Red Deer Open Open   Open
    Health Care Aide - Rocky Mountain House N/A Open   N/A
    Health Care Aide- Stettler N/A N/A   Open
    Health Care Aide - Sundre N/A Open   N/A
    Health Care Aide - Vegreville N/A N/A   N/A
    Health Care Aide - English as a Second Language Open N/A   Open
    Management - On Campus Open Open   N/A
    Management - Distance Open Open   N/A
    Medical Laboratory Assistant  N/A N/A   Open
    Pre-Health Sciences - On Campus N/A N/A   Open
    Pre-Health Sciences - Distance N/A N/A   Open
             
    Diplomas (two years)        
    Business Administration Open Open   N/A
    Business Diploma       Open
    Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Open N/A   Open
    Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Open   Open
    Justice Studies N/A N/A   Open
    Kinesiology and Sport Studies - Fitness and Health N/A N/A   Open
    Legal Assistant Open N/A   Open
    Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant  N/A  N/A   Open
    Pharmacy Technician N/A N/A   Open
    Practical Nurse - Drumheller N/A N/A   N/A
    Practical Nurse - Ponoka N/A N/A   N/A
    Practical Nurse - Red Deer Waitlisted N/A   Open
    Practical Nurse - Rocky Mountain House N/A N/A   Open
    Practical Nurse - Stettler N/A N/A   Open
    Social Work N/A N/A   Open
    University Arts Open Open   Open
    University Science Open Open   Open
    Visual Art Open Open   Open
             
    Post-diploma Certificates        
    Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate N/A N/A   Open
             
    Degree Completion at Red Deer Polytechnic (four years)        
    Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects N/A N/A   Open
    Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment N/A N/A   Open
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Open Open   Open
    Bachelor of Business Administration (see note 1 below) Open Open   Open
    Bachelor of Education - Middle Years (see note 2 below) Open Open   Open
    Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences Open Open   Open
    Bachelor of Science, Nursing N/A N/A   Open
    Bachelor of Science, Psychology Open Open   Open
             

    University Transfer (one or two years at Red Deer Polytechnic then complete program at a University)

           
    Bachelor of Arts - All Majors  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 Art Open Open   Open
    Bachelor of Kinesiology N/A N/A   Open
    Bachelor of Science - All Majors (excluding Engineering and Nursing) Open Open   N/A
    Bachelor of Science - Engineering N/A N/A   Open
             
    Other Programs        
    Academic Upgrading (see note 3 below) Open Open   Open
    Open Studies/Unclassified Open Open   Open

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

    NOTES:

    1 - Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration is based on successful completion of the Red Deer Polytechnic Business Administration diploma. First-year applicants should apply to Management Certificate or Business Administration diploma.

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

    3 – Due to testing requirements Academic Upgrading applications for Winter 2022 must close December 20, 2021 to ensure timely processing of results.

    Contact Us

    Red Deer Polytechnic 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] rdpolytech [dot] ca


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