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Service Updates


UPDATE (July 2, 2021): On July 1, the province moved into Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan. Red Deer Polytechnic will adhere to the provincial guidelines, with some modifications as identified below: 

Everyone visiting our campuses (students, employees and guests) will be required to: 

  • Check in each day you are on campus using the COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Alberta Daily Health Checklist using the SAFE RDC App
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly. More than 300 hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout our campuses. 
  • Stay home if you are ill. If you suspect your illness may be related to COVID-19, then visit the Alberta Health Services website for more information, or contact Alberta Health link at 811. 

Strongly Encouraged 
In an effort to continue ensuring the health and safety of everyone in our campus community, the following practices are strongly encouraged: 

  • Wear a face covering  
  • Maintain a two-metre physical distance from one another
  • Consider receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

While doctors strongly encourage Albertans (who are 12+) to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, individuals must make their own decision as it best suits their health and wellness circumstances. If you have questions about the vaccine, please consult a health professional. 

In accordance with the Stage 3 guidelines, Red Deer Polytechnic will be offering programs and services in person starting July 1. Some services may also continue to be offered virtually, as necessary.  

Please stay connected with our social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) for further updates.  

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Deer College has made changes to service areas and facilities. 

Please note the details and contact information provided below.

Academic Advising through Schools
Academic Support
Admission, Registration and Information Services
Campus Store and The Pulse
Cashier Services
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Child Care Centre
Counselling Services
Accessibility Services
Flexible Learning
Food Services
Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Health, Safety and Wellness Centre
IT Services
Indigenous Student Services
International Students
Print Centre
Student Connect Centre
Students’ Association of Red Deer College
Testing Services

Academic Advising through Schools

School Academic Advising services will be holding online appointments until further notice. Please see the contact emails below for each School. 

  • School of Arts and Sciences: artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • School of Creative Arts: creativearts [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • Donald School of Business: dsbinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • School of Education: education [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • School of Health Sciences: healthsciences [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • School of Trades & Technologies: tradesandtechnologies [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca 
  • School of Continuing Education: ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Learn more about Academic Advising.

Academic Support

RDC provides students with a variety of Academic Support, such as tutoring and learning strategies.  

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  

Contact: Website | Email: help_learn [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3264

Admission, Registration and Information Services 

Admission, Registration and Information Services are available online and by phone.

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3400 (toll-free: 1.888.732.4630)

Campus Store and The Pulse

You may purchase course materials, office supplies, branded clothing and merchandise, and a variety of other items from our Campus Store and The Pulse. 

  • Online purchases are available 24/7 by visiting, and items can be shipped to the address you provide at the time of online check-out
  • Curbside pickup is available (details will be provided by Campus Store team members at the time of ordering items) 
  • The Campus Store is open for in-person shopping, to help accommodate anyone who is attending campus for courses or work 

Digital Textbooks: When ordering online, if the textbook says "choice," it will give digital or print options. Not all course materials are currently available in digital format, but the Campus Store is working with publishers to increase the availability of digitalized content. 

Online Shopping: Available 24/7  

Members of the Campus Store team are available to answer your questions online, by email or in-person on weekdays. Summer hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

Contact: Website | Email: 0913mgr [at] follett [dot] com | Phone: 403.342.3245 

You may also find textbooks through the Used Bookstore operated by the Students’ Association of Red Deer College. Please sageneral [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )the SA or contact 403.342.3200 if you have questions.  

Cashier Services 

Cashier Services are available online and by phone. 

Contact: Website | Email: cashier [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3400 (toll-free: 1.888.732.4630)

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is available for online service delivery.  

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: ctl [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.356.4989  

Connect: Facebook | Twitter  

Child Care Centre

Child care services are available to RDC students, staff, and members of the community, with priority placement given to RDC students. 

Office Hours: Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Child Care Centre Hours: Monday to Friday | 7:30 am – 5:30 pm  

Contact: Website | Email: childrens [dot] program [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.357.3600 

Counselling Services

RDC’s Counsellors continue to offer virtual (video or phone) appointments for students.  

There are a variety of Counselling Services available at the College. Staff biographies, appointment bookings, a calendar of events, and many more resources can be viewed online.

Virtual counselling: Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

In-person counselling: Monday to Friday | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Walk-in counselling: Wednesday | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (tentative) 

Contact: Website | Email: counselling [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.343.4064 

Connect: Facebook | Instagram

Accessibility Services

Please review the various services available from RDC's Accessibility Services department. 
Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  

Contact: Website | Email: accessibility [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.357.3629 

Flexible Learning

The Flexible Learning Office is available for online service delivery.  

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: flexible [dot] learning [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca  

Connect: Facebook 

Food Services

Limited food services will be available on campus during the summer. Food services will resume for Fall 2021 Term. 

  • FarSide Bar & Grill:
    • Temporarily closed from July 3 to August 8 due to updates to the facility.
    • Starting August 9, FarSide Bar & Grill will be open for take-out only, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Vending machines are available throughout RDC's Main Building and in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre 

Individuals who attend campus for labs, shops, or work, must adhere to all RDC protocols, and signage posted. 

Contact: Website | Email: sageneral [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3200 

Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre 

Update: July 2, 2021: RDC continues to monitor and adapt our operations in response to COVID-19, following current public health measures

The Collicutt Performance Fitness Zone, Border Paving Running Track, and Larkaun Homes Squash Courts are open to the public. 


  • Wearing a face covering is not required, although this practice is strongly encouraged when moving from one piece of equipment (and area) to another
  • Maintaining a physical distance from one another is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended when possible
  • Fitness Centre Members, guests, and employees must check-in using the SAFE RDC App when arriving on-campus
  • Drop-in activities are available   
  • Members will have access to lockers and showers

Collicutt Performance Fitness Zone Hours:

Monday to Friday: 6 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm

The facility will be closed on July 19 and 20.

Three drop-in fitness classes will resume in early July. Fitness Centre Members can register for these classes at Guest Services or by logging in to the Perfect Mind Portal up to one hour before the session begins. 

Cycle: Tuesday, July 6 to Tuesday, August 24 (8 classes), class begins at 12 pm
Cycle: Wednesday, July 7 to Wednesday, August 25 (8 classes), class begins at 10 am
Tabata: Thursday, July 8 to Thursday, August 26 (8 classes), class begins at 12 pm 

Tabata is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that aims to produce the most benefits in a short amount of time. 

Please ensure that your membership is active and up to date so you can book a spot in these classes through Perfect Mind. Memberships can be purchased online.

Only members can book drop-in classes using Perfect Mind. If you are not a member, please pay the drop-in fee at Guest Services in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Contact: Website | Email: sandra [dot] liberty [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3361 

Connect: Facebook | Instagram 

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Health, Safety and Wellness Centre

RDC's Health, Safety and Wellness Centre is open to offer support to members of the College community. To make an appointment, call 403.342.3427 or health [dot] safety [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email) the Health, Safety and Wellness Centre.

If you’re experiencing an injury that requires immediate attention, please visit the Health, Safety and Wellness Centre in-person, located in Room 901. Please, do not visit our office, or attend campus at all, if you are ill. 

If RDC students, faculty and staff suspect they have COVID-19, have had a close contact with someone who has tested positive, or if they have tested positive for the illness, you are asked to complete the COVID-19 Report

Find more information on COVID-19 Illness Reporting Procedures. 

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: health [dot] safety [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3427 

IT Services

IT Services team members are available to assist students and employees remotely, and, where necessary, in-person by appointment.  

Online self-service is available 24/7 through IT Services' online portal. Limited in-person support is available in the Library

Monday to Friday | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: servicedesk [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3580 

Indigenous Student Services

Indigenous Student Services is offering in-person and online services. To book an appointment, call 403.357.3672 or talitha [dot] klym [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email)

Online support: Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

In-person support: Mondays and Wednesdays | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: indigenous [dot] services [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3284 

Connect: Facebook  

International Students

RDC’s International team is dedicated to supporting our prospective and current international students. We provide assistance in determining which RDC program is right for you, guidance on the international application and admissions process, and help you prepare to learn, live, and thrive in the central Alberta community. All international students are welcome to contact us at anytime if you have any questions related to your experience at RDC. 

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: international [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: +1.403.356.4941 

Connect: Facebook | Instagram 


UPDATE June 10, 2021:

The Library is open in-person and online.

Check out our current hours

Library Services by Appointment

All Library appointment-based services are available by booking online. This includes appointments with:

  • Writing Tutor
  • ESL Tutor
  • Math Tutor (online drop-in through Blackboard)
  • Learning Skills Strategist
  • Accessibility Coordinator
  • Accessibility Consultant
  • Librarian

Access to Library Materials

RDC Library’s electronic collection is available 24/7, using your barcode and PIN. If you need help, ask us.

Students, faculty, and staff can access RDC Library’s physical collection, NEOS Library collections, and Interlibrary Loans. Learn more.

Contact: Website | Email: rdclibrary [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Chat  

Connect: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 

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Parking is free for students, faculty, staff and guests for the 2020/2021 academic year, but a paid permit will be required for 2021/2022. Please note that Lot B, Lot N and Lot R will be temporarily closed for the summer months. The parking and entrances map shows the open lots and entrances that you can access on campus this term.  

Print Centre

Place your print orders by printcentre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email) (students) or online (employees). Pickup orders in-person or by pre-arranged curbside pickup in Parking Lot C, north of Library.  

Payments methods accepted: cash, debit, or credit card.  

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Curbside pickup: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm 

Contact: Website | Email: printcentre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3302 


Residence is open and still accepting students for Fall 2021 term. Residence works diligently to create a safe and fun experience on RDC's main campus.  

If you want to live in Residence let us know! We can help create a move-in time and date that will suit your individual needs throughout the term. Requests to move-in this fall will be based on availability.  

We are constantly evaluating our COVID-19 precautions to help create a safe environment and help to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 on campus and in Residence. We will notify our students in Residence if changes are made to ease precautions or, if warranted, we add new precautions for the health and safety of our community.  

Monday to Friday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm  
Contact: Website | Email: residence [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Phone: 403.342.3257 

Connect: Facebook | Instagram  

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Student Connect Centre (Student Funding, Awards, Records and Advising)

The Student Connect Centre is offering services online or by phone. To book an  appointment contact the Student Connect Centre online, or by phone or email.  

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Students' Association of Red Deer College

UPDATE: May 5, 2021

RDC’s Students’ Association (SA) offers a variety of services from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm by appointment only. 

The FarSide Grill is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm for take-out only, following current public health measures. 

The Loft, which is located just inside the main doors of RDC's main campus, remains closed until further notice.
If you're experiencing financial challenges or looking for mental health resources and other details about SA services, visit the SA website

Contact: Website | 403.342.3200


  • Academic supports & other student challenges: savpa [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • Health & dental: sahealthplan [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
  • General inquiries: sageneral [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca  

Connect: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  

Testing Services

RDC's Testing Services are currently available online, by phone or email

Monday to Friday | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

RDC Entrance and Placement Testing is available online.

CBAT Apprenticeship Testing is facilitated online, with students continuing to complete their testing remotely, as per the directions provided by the instructor of each program. 

Testing Services Drop-In/Make-Up Testing service offering are suspended, until further notice. 

Exam AccommodationsStudents with approved exam accommodations can book accommodated exams in Access+.

Testing Services is committed to assisting students and instructors, and appreciates everyone's understanding and patience during this time.

Call 403.342.3292 | Email: test [dot] centre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca | Testing Services webpage

External Testing:

External testing is available on a limited basis.

Contact Tracy Wilson, Test Centre Coordinator. Email Tracy [dot] Wilson2 [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca for information or questions you may have about external testing services.  

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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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