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Academic Planning Guides

Academic Planning Guides assist Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) students with creating their course schedules based on their programs of study and transfer destinations, if applicable. Each guide will outline information critical to the program such as course requirements, prerequisites, and transfer imperatives (if applicable). Please note Academic Planning Guides are released annually (between March and May) for the upcoming year.

If the guide you are seeking is not listed below, please contact an Academic Advisor

Arts and Culture

Academic Upgrading

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science Psychology

Justice Studies Diploma

Open Studies - Please note students enrolled in Open Studies should also refer to their goal program's Academic Planning Guide.

University Arts Diploma

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment - Film Production Major (Fall 2022 and later)

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment - Film Production Major (Prior to Fall 2022)

Visual Art Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Art (Fall 2022 and later)

Visual Art Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Art (Prior to Fall 2022)


Business, Science and Technology

Administrative Professional Certificate

Bachelor of Business Administration (in collaboration with Mount Royal University)

Bachelor of Commerce

Business Administration Diploma

Business Certificate

Business Diploma

Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate

Legal Assistant Diploma

Legal Assistant Diploma - 3 Year Plan

Management Certificate


University Sciences Diploma

Community, Wellness and Health

Bachelor of Kinesiology 

Kinesiology and Sports Studies - Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma

Pre-Health Sciences Certificate

Social Work Diploma 

Open Studies students working towards a Community, Wellness and Health program can refer to the Open Studies guides under Arts and Culture.


    Bachelor of Education- Early Years and Middle Years Specializations (Red Deer Polytechnic Degree)

    Bachelor of Education- Secondary Specialization (Red Deer Polytechnic Degree)

    Bachelor of Education (transfer to U of A)

    Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts or Science Combined Degree (transfer to U of L)

    Early Learning and Child Care Certificate and Diploma

    Educational Assistant Certificate 



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