Red Deer College

120 College Circle, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada | Public University | Established 1964

About us

Red Deer College (RDC) is located in Alberta, a beautiful and vibrant province in Canada with the Rocky Mountains to the west and the open prairies to the east. RDC’s programs are led by expert instructors who care, with practical and applied learning opportunities that allow students to gain experiences for the real world. Class sizes are small across the majority of programs, which means that students establish meaningful relationships with their instructors and their peers.

RDC has a variety of different programs to challenge, inspire and prepare students for the future. Program options include certificates, diplomas, university transfers and degrees. Program length ranges from several months to four years, depending on the area of study. 

Why Red Deer College (RDC) 

  • Location: RDC is situated in Red Deer, which is Alberta’s fourth-largest city, halfway between the major centres of Calgary and Edmonton. 
  • Campus and Facilities: RDC is home to facilities such as the Arts Centre, an awe-inspiring venue where creativity comes to life; the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, once the home of the Canada Winter Games; open grassy spaces, soccer fields, patios, trails; and classrooms, labs, and learning commons.
  • Values: Learning is at the heart of RDC. Six key values reflect both the reality and the aspirations of the organization: exploration, inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, community, and accountability.
  • Vision: To be the post-secondary institution of choice serving learners and communities through leadership, excellence, and innovation.

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Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Certificate - Administrative Professional 1 Year CAD 13,932
College Diploma - Business Administration 2 Year CAD 14,893
College Diploma - Legal Assistant Diploma 2 Year CAD 15,344
College Certificate - Early Learning and Child Care 1 Year CAD 14,380
College Diploma - Early Learning and Child Care 2 Year CAD 15,702
College Certificate - Educational Assistant 1 Year CAD 15,281
College Diploma - Electrical Engineering Technology 2 Year CAD 18,102
College Diploma - Mechanical Engineering Technology 2 Year CAD 17,600
College Diploma - Kinesiology and Sport Studies 2 Year CAD 14,854
College Certificate - Pre-Health Sciences 1 Year CAD 11,223
College Diploma - Justice Studies 2 Year CAD 17,600
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - General 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Commerce 2 Year CAD 15,277
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Education 2 Year CAD 15,277
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Fine Arts 2 Year CAD 20,612
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies 2 Year CAD 15,081
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - General 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education Combined 2 Year CAD 17,791
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Agricultural/Food Business Management 1 Year CAD 16,312
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Agriculture 1 Year CAD 16,312
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Engineering 1 Year CAD 18,008
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Forestry 1 Year CAD 16,312
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Human Ecology 1 Year CAD 16,312
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science in Nursing 3 Year CAD 16,718
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Nutrition and Food Sciences 4 Year CAD 16,312
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects 4 Year CAD 25,521
College Certificate - Management 1 Year CAD 10,325
College Diploma - Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant 2 Year CAD 17,325
College Diploma - Pharmacy Technician 2 Year CAD 16,517
College Diploma - Practical Nursing 2 Year CAD 18,316
College Diploma - Social Work 2 Year CAD 16,698
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Atmospheric Sciences 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Chemistry 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Environmental and Conservation Sciences 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Math or Statistics or Math and Economics 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Physics or Geophysics 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Pre-Chiropractic 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Pre-Dentistry 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Pre-Medicine 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Pre-Optometry 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Pre-Pharmacy 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Pre-Veterinary Medicine 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Psychology 2 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Science - Physiology 1 Year CAD 18,254
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Communications 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Economics 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - English 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - History 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Political Science 2 Year CAD 14,874
University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Psychology 2 Year CAD 14,874
- University Transfer Studies - Bachelor of Arts - Sociology 2 Year CAD 14,874
ILAC - University Pathway Program 0.5 Year CAD 10,720
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment 4 Year CAD 21,012
College Diploma - Visual Art 2 Year CAD 20,612
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Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Certificate Course

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

Min TOEFL iBT: 83

Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)

Min Duolingo English Test Score: 115

NOTE: Applicants interested in applying for direct admission, but are yet to complete an acceptable language test, can do so, but must provide valid results before receiving a final offer letter.

For conditional admission, instead of submitting language proficiency test scores, applicant may complete English courses prior to the academic program. The length of the English course is determined based on the applicant's level of English proficiency.

Diploma Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 83
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 115
Bachelors courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 83
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 115
English Course

Student should have basic knowledge of English Vocubulary and a beginner English Ability.

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