Visit RDP's Course Catalogue
The Course Catalogue displays descriptions of all courses offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. Some courses are not offered every year. Check the timetable to see if specific courses will be offered. Each course description includes:
- Course Acronym, Number, Name and Description including equivalents and pre/corequisites.
- Numbers of credit hours followed by lecture, lab and other (seminar, practicum, clinical or fieldwork) hours.
- Level of type of course including credit, upgrading etc.
- Schedule type – if this is highlighted, the course was offered in that term
- Department offering the course
- Course Attributes including other information about the course
- You may click on title for more details
Note on transition to new Catalogue:
Course credits are displayed differently in the new Course Catalogue as illustrated below:
|Until June 30, 2023||From July 1, 2023 forward:|
ACCT 206-3 (BC=4)
(3-1) 15 weeks
CHEM 1211-3 (BC=4)
General Chemistry I
NEW | Instructor / Student Contact Hours
The numbers in brackets, following the course title and course number, show the total number of contact hours for the instructor and student.
Assignment of Academic Credits, or Credit Weight, to Courses
Credit: The equivalent of 15 hours of class instruction. (Example: 1 hour per week for 15 weeks including the final exam period.
Course: A series of learning opportunities within a specific subject area to which a final grade is assigned.
- Class: a series of learning activities aimed at acquiring theory
- Activities in the class are directed by the instructor OR
- Context based Learning
- Lab: a series of structured learning activities to facilitate the application of concepts, theories and principles
- Seminar/Tutorial: a series of structured learning activities aimed at further exploration and application of concepts, theories and principles
- Clinical: a series of learning activities aimed at applying theory in prescribed clinical experiences
- Practicum: a learning activity aimed at combining theory with practical experience
- Field Work: an educational experience involving work of a practical nature acquired by students in a work situation
- Length of courses may vary, see timetable for length of courses
- A term usually lasts 15 weeks, including the exam period. Courses lasting 15 weeks are called term courses
- Some courses last two terms, or 30 weeks. This includes two exam periods, one at the end of each term. These courses usually run from September to April. They are called full courses
Prerequisites and Co-requisites: Courses listed as prerequisites must be completed before you start the course in question. For example, BIOL 297 lists Biology 30 or equivalent as prerequisite. This means that you must complete Biology 30 or equivalent before you can take BIOL 297. Courses listed as co-requisites must be taken at the same time as the course in question.
- Note: You usually have to complete a junior course in the same subject before you can take a senior course. This is true even if it is not listed as a prerequisite. If you wish to register in a 300-level course without having taken at least one 200-level course in the same subject, check with an advisor.