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Early Learning and Childcare Workplace Advancement Information Session

Are you currently employed in the child care field? Would you like to earn an Early Learning and Child Care Diploma while you work? Or are you an early learning and child care employer who would like to encourage your employees to obtain the education required to apply for a level 3 certification? 

Please join us for a virtual Q & A session on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm to learn more about this exciting new delivery model. You can click on this link to access the Teams session on November 30.

If you have questions about the session, please contact set [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.

Winter 2023 New Student Orientation

You've been admitted. You are registered.  Now what?  

Welcome Students!  Join us on Friday, January 6, 2023 on main campus and design your New Student Orientation day!  No need to register.  If you are unable to attend the in-person orientation, please attend our online session when it is convenient for you.

Come on campus anytime from 10am - 1pm and you decide what to do.  Parking is free on January 6.  

You can:  

  • Come in the main entrance, pick up a campus map and find your classrooms.  
  • Need to print your class schedule?  Stop by the Library where you can also purchase parking and request your iCard.  If you already requested your iCard, you can pick it up at the Fees Office in the main hallway.
  • Attend a Tech session in the Library at 10am, 11am or 12noon.  
  • FREE Perogy lunch in the Far Side provided by the Students' Association from 11:30am while supplies last!
  • Attend a guided tour at the Student Connect Centre (room 1102) at :00, :20, :40 every hour from 10am - 12:40pm. 
  • Explore our various service areas to find out what supports  are available to ensure your academic success. 
  • Register to win one of two, $100 Visa Gift Cards! 
  • Staff and faculty will be on hand to help you find your way and answer any questions you have. 
  • Attend your program-specific orientation per the list below:
Program  Start Time End Time Room
Academic Upgrading 1:00 2:30 2302
Administrative Professional Certificate 1:30 2:30 2906
Bachelor of Commerce 1:00 3:00 2901 A&B
Bachelor of Fine Art 1:00 2:00 954
Bachelor of Science Biological Sciences 1:00 2:30 2602
Bachelor of Science Nursing 1:00 2:00 1400
Bachelor of Science Psychology 1:00 2:30 2602
Bachelor of Science - University Transfer 1:00 2:30 2602
Business Certificate 1:00 3:00 2901 A&B
Business Diploma 1:00 3:00 2901 A&B
Computer Programming Diploma 1:00 2:00 2600
Early Learning and Child Care 1:00 2:30 1600
Health Care Aide tba tba tba
Legal Assistant 1:30 2:30 2905
Open Studies 1:00 2:30 2501
Practical Nurse - main campus 1:00 3:00 tba
Visual Arts 1:00 3:00 954
University Arts Diploma 1:00 2:30 2501
University Science Diploma 1:00 2:30 2602


We look forward to seeing you in January! 

For more information, please contact inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca 

Book an In-Person Tour

In the heart of central Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic is the best place to start your future!

Select from our tour options below, or you may use our Welcome to Red Deer Polytechnic Campus Maps brochure to tour the institution yourself.

  • Main Campus: Interested in a tour of Red Deer Polytechnic's Main Campus building and facilities? Check out our calendar to view available tour dates and timesBook your personalized tour now!
  • Residence: Email residence [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.

Visit Us Virtually

From near or far, we invite you to get to know Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP)! 

Red Deer Polytechnic's new Virtual Tour is a great way to see all that our beautiful campuses have to offer. Featuring 100 different areas and 360-degree views, you will be able to imagine yourself learning and living here.  You can also visit Red Deer Polytechnic's YouTube channel to be introduced to our campus, facilities, programs, students and much more.

Want to stay social? You can also say hi and stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Red Hot Science Workshops

Red Hot Science workshops at Red Deer Polytechnic provide a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences for youth groups and school groups in central Alberta.

Red Deer Polytechnic students can volunteer to help lead Red Hot Science activities, too. 


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