Welcome counsellors, educators, and all other sources of support and encouragement for prospective students seeking assistance and direction when it comes to their post-secondary journey.
Red Deer Polytechnic (formerly Red Deer College, or RDC) has an enthusiastic team of recruiting specialists dedicated to providing information about our programs and services to you so that you can share it with your students, clients and prospective learners. Review some of our services listed below and contact the Student Connect Centre with any questions or requests you may have.
Get to Know Red Deer Polytechnic
From near or far, we invite you to get to know Red Deer Polytechnic! There is no need to feel like a stranger with the many in-person and virtual events and services we have for you to check out. Learn about:
- General Information Sessions
- Program Spotlights
- Service Spotlights
- New Student Orientation
- Open House
- Tours with Presentations
- ...and more!
Red Deer Polytechnic Open House
Join us on October 22, 2022 for our annual Open House. Click HERE for details.
Recruitment Services Newsletter
Stay up to date by signing up for Red Deer Polytechnic's Recruitment Services Newsletter. Subscribers will receive monthly emails outlining program and institution updates, special events, and important dates and deadlines.
- February 2023
- December 2022
- November 2022
- October 2022
- September 2022
- June 2022
- April 2022
- March 2022
Our Admission Chart is now available! Check out our programs and their admission requirements here.
Viewbook Mailing List
Red Deer Polytechnic's annual Viewbook outlines our program offerings and institution services. Click here if you would like your business or institution to receive a mailed copy of our Viewbook.
Red Deer Polytechnic Updates
Increased funding provided by the provincial government will permit Red Deer Polytechnic to add more than 700 seats in a variety of high-demand programs, starting in the 2022/2023 academic year, and for the next two years beyond that. Expanded seats are being offered in a variety of programs, including those focused on health care, technology, business, arts and creative arts sectors.
Red Deer Polytechnic is pleased to offer the following new programs:
- Beginning September 2022:
- Our own Bachelor of Education Degree
- Beginning January 2023:
- Machine Learning Analyst Diploma
- Computer Programming Diploma programs
- Life and Employment Skills for Independence (Replaces TVP - Transitional Vocational Program Certificate)
- Therapeutic Massage Therapy Diploma
- Paralegal Certificate
- Beginning Spring of 2023:
- Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science Nursing Transition Program
- Beginning Fall of 2023:
- Our own Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
- Coming Soon:
- Indigenous Care Aide Certificate
Competitive admission has been removed for the Practical Nurse Diploma and Pharmacy Technician Diploma programs. Therefore, students will want to apply early to these programs. The Bachelor of Science Nursing is our only competitive program based on grade point average (GPA).
Questions from Counsellors
We understand and appreciate the number of questions high school counsellors and educators are expected to answer. When it comes to Red Deer Polytechnic, you don't have to remember everything - our recruiters are here to assist and support you. Click here to ask us a question.
Request A Recruiter
We would love to visit you! Our RDP recruiters are excited to come to your classroom or event to provide information or a fun filled presentation. In addition to in-person visits, we offer virtual presentations from a distance. Contact the Student Connect Centre to discuss the possibility of a live or virtual event or presentation.
Experience Red Deer Polytechnic
Are you looking for MORE? We’d be happy to work directly with your teachers or counsellors to accommodate your request. We can offer experiences such as:
- General group tours of Red Deer Polytechnic
- Area specific tours of Red Deer Polytechnic
- Instructor presentations
- Sculpting, painting, ceramics, drawing, raku
- Science demonstrations
- Fitness testing
Please contact the Student Connect Centre to begin planning your individualized event request!