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What You Can Study at RDP

Red Deer Polytechnic (formerly Red Deer College or RDC) has a variety of different programs to challenge, inspire and prepare our students for the future. Program credential options include certificates, diplomas, university transfers and degrees. Program length ranges from several months to four years, depending on the area of study. Check out the popular programs accepting international students:


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International Student Program Availability 

Disclaimer:

  1. The information below is for international students only. Domestic students can learn more about our institution's available programs here.
  2. The information below is accurate as of September 28, 2022. Red Deer Polytechnic reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice.
  3. The Program Cost column includes information on the estimated cost for each program, based on the current academic year's tuition and fees. These are estimates only and are subject to change. For more information, visit our Program Cost Estimates webpage.

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Program Program Length (Years) Program Cost (Estimated Tuition for Full Program) Academic Term

Winter 2023

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

Spring 2023

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

Fall 2023

Note: Applications Open October 1st

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023

Certificates - Typically 1 Year

Administrative Professional Certificate 1 $16,020.00 Applications Open N/a Applications Open October 1st
Business Certificate 1 $15,000.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate 1 $16,690.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

N/a Applications Open October 1st
Educational Assistant Certificate 1 $17,612.00 Applications Open N/a Applications Open October 1st
Health Care Aide Certificate 1 $25,200.00 Applications Open N/a Applications Open October 1st
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate 1 $14,925.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Pre-Health Sciences Certificate 1 $12,789.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st

Diplomas - Typically 2 Years

Business Diploma 2 $31,626.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st
Computer Programming Diploma 2 $30,419.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

N/a Applications Open October 1st
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma 2 $34,050.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

N/a Applications Open October 1st
Justice Studies Diploma 2 $37,871.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Kinesiology and Sport Studies Diploma 2 $33,495.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Legal Assistant Diploma 2 $33,038.00 Applications Open N/a Applications Open October 1st
Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma 2 $34,250.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Pharmacy Technician Diploma 2 $37,070.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Practical Nurse Diploma 2 $37,738.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

N/a Applications Open October 1st
Social Work Diploma 2 $37,299.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
University Arts Diploma 2 $38,206.00 Applications Open

Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st
University Sciences Diploma 2 $49,987.00 Applications Open

Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st
Visual Art Diploma 2 $46,030.00 Applications Open Applications Open Applications Open October 1st
Network Administration Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000.00 Applications Open N/a N/a
Software Development Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000.00 Applications Open N/a N/a

Degree Completion at Red Deer Polytechnic - Typically 4 Years

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects 4 $108,029.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment 4 $86,641.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 4 $91,270.00 Applications Open

Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Business Administration 4 $96,524.56 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Education 4 $89,666.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences 4 $101,289.00 Applications Open Applications Open Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 years at RDP collaborative with University of Alberta

$52,705.00

Note: This is the Program Cost Estimate for the first 3 years of the program.

N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 4 $91,270.00 Applications Open

Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st

University Transfer Degree Programs - Typically 2 Years at Red Deer Polytechnic and 2 years at another university, to complete your degree

Bachelor of Commerce (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $34,400.00 Applications Open  Applications Open

Applications Open October 1st

Bachelor of Education (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $34,400.00 Applications Open Applications Open Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Fine Art (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $46,030.00 Applications Open Applications Open Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies (Non-Credential) 2 years at RDP $34,009.00 N/a N/a Applications Open October 1st
Bachelor of Science Engineering (Non-Credential) 1 Year at RDP $21,662.00 N/a N/a Applications Open
October 1st
Post-Graduate Certificate 
 
 

Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate

2 years at RDP $20,720.00

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Applications Open October 1st

Other Programs

 
Academic Upgrading (Non-Credential) 1 $14,445.00 Applications Open Applications Open Applications Open October 1st
Open Studies/ Unclassified (Non-Credential) 1 $14,912.00 Applications Open Applications Open Applications Open October 1st
Apprenticeship Programs Not Available for International Students