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The Polytechnic Advantage

Red Deer Polytechnic combines the in-depth study found at universities with advanced practical skills training, resulting in highly employable graduates. 

With more than 80 different programs, including apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees and micro-credentials, our practical learning approach is designed with your future in mind. Ready to Get Started?

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Polytechnic Means More
relevant, industry-ready program areas
average class size
of RDP grads are employed within 6 months
of our programs include work-integrated learning
Find Your Fit

You won't just attend RDP. You'll belong. We offer over 20 unique student clubs and societies, multiple student services and supports, campus services, career and experience opportunities, and sports and recreation programs.


Develop Your Ideas

As one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Polytechnics and Colleges, RDP can help transform your research ideas into reality. With our commitment to applied research, our partnerships with businesses and entrepreneurs, and our state-of-the-art facilities, we provide the perfect environment for research and development.