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Transitional Vocational Certificate


1 year

-Main Campus
The Program

Note: This program is under review and has been suspended for the 2021/22 Academic year. Applications are not being accepted at this time.


This program offers employment readiness and job skills training to adults with developmental disabilities. If you spent most of your school years in modified classes or left school early because of educational difficulties, you may be interested in this program.

This program focuses on teaching useful work skills, attitudes and behaviours. You will be prepared for a job in the community through classroom instruction and on-site job training.

We will work with you in setting individual goals directed toward employment, interpersonal and independence skill development.

Program Content

Course Length 

  • 10 months (September to June)

1. Jobsite Skills Training

You will be involved in Workplace Skills Training three days a week providing you with the opportunity to work directly with employers and their staff within Red Deer businesses.

Training programs and placements are individualized to meet your learning needs, interests and employment goals. Instructors in the program work closely with you and the employer to assist in training and provide feedback on your progress, TVP students are not job coached.

You will be involved in several placements throughout the year to help you best determine your most suitable employment option.

Work experience courses include:

TVOC 013 Jobsite Skills Training I
TVOC 017 Jobsite Skills Training II
TVOC 018 Block Practicum

2. Classroom courses

Courses teach and review basic functional skills, attitudes, and knowledge related to employment and daily living. These include:

TVOC 010 Self Awareness
TVOC 011 Vocational Preparation
TVOC 012 Recreation and Community Living
TVOC 014 Interpersonal Skills
TVOC 015 Skills for Employment
TVOC 016 Skills for Independence

Visit RDP’s Course Catalogue/Timetable to read detailed course descriptions.

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