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Programs

Red Deer Polytechnic has the programs you need, from certificates to diplomas, apprenticeships to degrees. Explore our programs and courses to learn more.

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International Students

Red Deer Polytechnic has created a list of programs across a variety of credentials that international students are eligible to enroll in. Learn more

Extended Education

Extended Education

Extended Education offers a flexible learning environment and program options including micro-credentials, certificates and diploma programs. Learn more

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Programs

Academic Upgrading Diploma

Up to 2 years

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Administrative Professional Certificate Certificate

1 year

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Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship (year 2 and 4) Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training each year

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Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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Aviation Certificate Certificate

1 year

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Bachelor of Applied Arts, Animation and Visual Effects Degree

4 years

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Bachelor of Applied Arts, Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment Degree

4 years 

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology NEW! Degree

4 Years

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Bachelor of Business Administration NEW! Degree

4 years

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Bachelor of Education NEW! Degree

4 Years

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Bachelor of Education Middle Years - collaboration with University of Alberta Degree

2 years at RDP (or other accredited program) -
2 years at RDP as a University of Alberta collaborative student

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Bachelor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies - University Transfer University Transfer

2 years at RDP - 2 years at most universities
 

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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences NEW! Degree

4 Years

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree

4 Years

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing - collaboration with University of Alberta Degree

4 years at RDP collaborative with University of Alberta

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Business Certificate NEW! Certificate

1 year

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Business Diploma NEW! Diploma

2 years

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - Communications Studies University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - Economics University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - English University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - General Degree

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at RDP as a University of Calgary collaborative student.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - History University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy  University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - Political Science University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Arts - Sociology University Transfer

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Commerce Degree

1 year at RDP + 3 years at U of C  OR
2 years at RDP + 2 years at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Education University Transfer
  • 1 or 2 years at RDP
  • 2 or 3 years at most universities

 

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Education/Science Combined Degree

1 year at RDP + 4 years at U of A OR
1-2 years at RDP + 4-3 years at U of L, based on science major

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Fine Art Degree

2 years at RDP - 2 years at most universities & art colleges

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Engineering University Transfer

1 year at RDP - 3 years at U of A

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Medicine University Transfer

2 years at RDP - Apply to U of C or U of A for admission to Med School

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Optometry University Transfer

2 years at RDP - 1 year at most universities

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Veterinary Medicine University Transfer

2 years at RDP - 2 years at U of C

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Carpenter Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years (minimum 1,560 hours yearly on-the-job training + 8 weeks at RDP each year)

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Computer Programming Diploma NEW! Diploma

2 years

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Cook Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

3 years; WATS format training - 1 day at RDP per week for 40 weeks + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Certificate

1 year

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Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Educational Assistant Certificate Certificate

1 year

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Electrician Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for years 1, 2 and 3, and 12 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,350 hours on-the-job training year 4

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Gasfitter Apprenticeship (year 1) Apprenticeship & Trades

3 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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Health Care Aide Certificate - Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum 2019 Certificate

Approximately 8 months including theory learning, labs and practicum placement

(This credit program is offered through the Division of Extended Education.)

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Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training each year

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Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate Certificate

2 years

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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for years 1 and 2, and 10 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,425 hours on-the-job training for years 3 and 4

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Justice Studies Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Kinesiology & Sport Studies Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Legal Assistant Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Transition Program NEW! University Transfer

1 Year or less

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Locksmith Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

3 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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Materials Technician Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

3 years; 6 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training

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Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate Certificate

29 weeks

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Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Open Studies

Varies

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Parts Technician – Materials Technician Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

3 years; 6 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for years 1 and 3, and 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for year 2

 

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Plumber Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

 

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Practical Nurse Diploma Diploma
  • 2 years Full-time
  • Part-time study available
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Pre-Health Sciences Certificate Certificate

1 year 

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Social Work Diploma Diploma

2 years

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Sprinkler Systems Installer Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + 1600 hours of on-the-job training in each of the first three years, and a minimum of 1800 hours of on-the-job training in the fourth year.

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Steamfitter/Pipefitter Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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University Arts Diploma NEW! Diploma

2 Years

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University Sciences Diploma NEW! Diploma

2 Years

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Visual Art Diploma Diploma

2 years 

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Welder Apprenticeship Apprenticeship & Trades

3 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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