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What You Can Study at RDP

 

Red Deer Polytechnic (formerly Red Deer College, or RDC) has a variety of different programs to challenge, inspire and prepare our students for the future. Program credential options include certificates, diplomas, university transfers and degrees. Program length ranges from several months to four years, depending on the area of study. Check out the popular programs accepting international students:


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International Student Program Availability 

Disclaimer:

  1. The information below is for international students only. Domestic students can learn more about our institution's available programs here.
  2. The information below is accurate as of April 1, 2022. Red Deer Polytechnic reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice.
  3. The Program Cost column includes information on the estimated cost for each program, based on the current academic year's tuition and fees. These are estimates only and are subject to change. Information about the 2022-2023 program cost estimates will be available in May.

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Program Program Length (Years) Program Cost (Estimated Tuition for Full Program) Academic Term

Spring 2022

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Fall 2022 

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

Winter 2023

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

Certificates - Typically 1 Year

Administrative Professional Certificate 1 $14,868.00 N/a Closed Applications Open
Business Certificate 1 $10,325.00 N/a Closed Applications Open
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate 1 $15,465.00 N/a

Closed

Applications Open
Educational Assistant Certificate 1 $16,317.00 N/a Closed Applications Open
Health Care Aide Certificate 1 $25,200.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate 1 $13,545.00 N/a

Closed

N/a
Pre-Health Sciences Certificate 1 $11,977.00 N/a Closed N/a

Diplomas - Typically 2 Years

Business Diploma 2 $32,287.00 N/a Closed Applications Open
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma 2 $33,773.00 N/a

Closed

Applications Open
Justice Studies Diploma 2 $37,566.00 N/a Closed N/a
Kinesiology and Sport Studies Diploma 2 $28,646.50 N/a Closed N/a
Legal Assistant Diploma 2 $32,750.00 N/a Closed Applications Open
Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma 2 $37,825.00 N/a

Closed

N/a
Pharmacy Technician Diploma 2 $35,762.00 N/a

Closed

N/a
Practical Nurse Diploma 2 $39,705.00 N/a

Closed

Applications Open
Social Work Diploma 2 $36,538.00 N/a Closed N/a
University Arts Diploma 2 $40,298.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
University Sciences Diploma 2 $47,789.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Visual Art Diploma 2 $45,036.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Health Care Practice and Management Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $27,000.00 N/a Closed TBD
Network Administration Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000.00 Closed Closed TBD
Software Development Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000.00 Closed Closed TBD

Degree Completion at Red Deer Polytechnic - Typically 4 Years

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects 4 $106,329.00 N/a Closed N/a
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment 4 $87,876.00 N/a Closed N/a
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 4 To be announced Closed Closed Applications Open
Bachelor of Business Administration 4 $96,480.78 Closed Closed Applications Open
Bachelor of Education 4 To be announced N/a Closed N/a
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences 4 $102,512.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 years at RDP collaborative with University of Alberta

$54,181.00

N/a

Closed

N/a
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 4 To be announced Closed Closed Applications Open

University Transfer Degree Programs - Typically 2 Years at Red Deer Polytechnic and 2 years at another university, to complete your degree

Bachelor of Commerce (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $33,588.00 Closed Closed Applications Open 
Bachelor of Education (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $33,588.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Bachelor of Fine Art (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $45,036.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Bachelor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $33,164.00 N/a Closed N/a
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Non-Credential) 1 year at RDP $19,772.00 N/a Closed N/a
Post-Graduate Certificate 

Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate

2 years at RDP TBD N/a

Applications Open 

*Only open to onshore students (in Canada with a valid study permit).

Applications Open

Other Programs

Academic Upgrading (Non-Credential) 1 $13,185.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
English for Academic Purposes (Non-Credit Pathway) 8 Months at RDP $12,000.00 Closed Closed TBD
Open Studies/ Unclassified (Non-Credential) 1 $14,464.00 Closed Closed Applications Open
Apprenticeship Programs Not Available for International Students