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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 December 5, 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

Applications Closed

Spring 2023

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

Fall 2023

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023

Certificates - Typically 1 Year

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

Applications Closed

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

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

Applications Closed

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

Diplomas - Typically 2 Years

Business Diploma 2 $31,626.00

Applications Closed

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Applications Open
Computer Programming Diploma 2 $30,419.00

Applications Closed

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

Applications Closed

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

Applications Closed

N/a

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

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

Applications Open

Applications Open
University Sciences Diploma 2 $49,987.00 Applications Closed

Applications Open

Applications Open
Visual Art Diploma 2 $46,030.00 Applications Closed Applications Open Applications Open
Network Administration Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000.00 Applications Closed Applications Open Applications Open
Software Development Career Development Diploma (Non-Credit) 2 $29,000.00 Applications Closed Applications Open Applications Open

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
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment 4 $86,641.00 N/a N/a Applications Open
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 4 $91,270.00 Applications Closed

Applications Open

Applications Open
Bachelor of Business Administration 4 $96,524.56 N/a N/a Applications Open
Bachelor of Education 4 $89,666.00 N/a N/a

Applications Open

Note: Early Years program is waitlisted

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences 4 $101,289.00 Applications Closed Applications Open Applications Open
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
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 4 $91,270.00 Applications Closed

Applications Open

Applications Open

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 Closed Applications Open

Applications Open

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

Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate

2 years at RDP $20,720.00

Applications Closed

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Applications Open

Note: Program is waitlisted

Other Programs

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