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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 October 22, 2021. Red Deer Polytechnic reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice.

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Program

Program Length (Years)

Program Cost (Estimated Tuition for Full Program) Academic Term Program Availability Application Deadline

Certificates - Typically 1 Year

Administrative Professional Certificate 1 $14,868.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate 1 $15,465.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Educational Assistant Certificate 1 $16,317.00
Fall 2022 Applications Open  May 1, 2022
Health Care Aide Certificate   1 $25,200.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Management Certificate

1

$10,325.00

Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

1 $13,545.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Pre-Health Sciences Certificate 1 $11,977.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Diplomas - Typically 2 Years

Business Administration Diploma

2

$32,287.00

Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma 2 $33,773.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Justice Studies Diploma 2 $37,566.00 Fall 2022

Applications Open

May 1, 2022
Kinesiology and Sport Studies Diploma 2 $28,646.50 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Legal Assistant Diploma  2 $32,750.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma

2 $37,825.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Pharmacy Technician Diploma 2 $35,762.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Practical Nurse Diploma 2 $39,705.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Social Work Diploma 2 $36,538.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
University Arts Diploma  2 $40,298.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
University Science Diploma  2 $47,789.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Visual Art Diploma 2 $45,036.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Health Care Practice and Management Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit)

2 $27,000.00 Winter 2022 Closed October 15, 2021
Network Administration Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000 .00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Software Development Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000 .00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022

Degree Completion at Red Deer Polytechnic - Typically 4 Years

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects 4 $106,329.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment 4 $87,876.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

4 To be announced Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Bachelor of Business Administration - collaboration with Mount Royal University 4 $96,480.78 Spring 2022 Applications Open  January 31, 2022
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences 4 $102,512.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

4 To be announced Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

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

Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Bachelor of Education (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP  $33,588.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Bachelor of Fine Art (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $45,036.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Bachelor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies (Non-Credential)

2 years at RDP $33,164.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Non-Credential) 1 year at RDP $19,772.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Bachelor of Science - Nursing (Non-Credential) 3 years at RDP $54,181.00 Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

Other Programs

Academic Upgrading (Non-Credential)                1 $13,185.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2021
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022

English for Academic Purposes (Non-Credit Pathway)

8 months at RDP $12,000.00 Winter 2022 Closed October 15, 2021
Open Studies/Unclassified (Non-Credential)

             1

$14,464.00 Spring 2022 Applications Open January 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Applications Open May 1, 2022
Apprenticeship Programs  NA NA NA Not Available for International Students

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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