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Becoming a Student

There are various steps to becoming a Red Deer Polytechnic student, and Indigenous Student Services can help you navigate these.

Program Options

Did you know that Red Deer Polytechnic has a wide variety of programs for you to choose from? Find a program that interests you!

Certain programs at the Polytechnic recognize the need to facilitate access to post-secondary education for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. In order to facilitate greater participation of Indigenous learners, certain programs have designated seats for applicants who are Status Indian/First Nations, Non-status Indian/First Nations, Metis or Inuit. Those programs are:

Please go to “Program Admission Features” for each program for more information.

Funding Opportunities

There are many different funding sources that can help to pay for your education. Indigenous Student Funding provides details on the options that may be available to you.

Applying to Attend Red Deer Polytechnic

Make sure that you are aware of the deadlines to apply to attend Red Deer Polytechnic, as these may be different depending on the program you are interested in. Learn more about applying to credit programs or apprenticeship programs. 

Housing on Campus

Red Deer Polytechnic has a variety of Residence options for students taking the wide range of programs we offer. View Residence units and learn about life on campus. 

Contact Us

You are welcome to indigenous [dot] services [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (contact us) in Indigenous Student Services to discuss your goals and any questions that you may have. We are here to support you throughout the process. 


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