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Business students


Red Deer Polytechnic understands that students want to graduate with marketable, employable skills right away.  

Business students at Red Deer Polytechnic benefit from the strong relationships we have with the business community. This creates invaluable opportunities for students to have practical, applied and work-integrated learning, all while creating important connections for the future.  

Can’t find the program you’re looking for? View all programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. You can also tailor a program pathway just for you with Academic Upgrading, Open Studies, Flexible Learning and Extended Education opportunities.  

Administrative Professional Certificate

The Administrative Professional Certificate program at Red Deer Polytechnic provides you with extensive software training to be competitive in a continuously changing field. You will gain well-defined keyboarding skills, basic bookkeeping, oral and written communication skills, as well as office procedure training.

Aviation Certificate

Red Deer Polytechnic’s partnership with Sky Wings Aviation Academy combines a foundation in business with applied flight training. Courses are held at RDP’s Donald School of Business, Science, and Technology and Sky Wings Aviation. For more details, visit

Bachelor of Business Administration

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree will have a wholistic learning experience that prepares them for the real-world of business. This encompasses training from industry and academic experts in the classroom as well as a host of experiential learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom, including valuable collaborations with regional business leaders.

Business Certificate

Start your journey toward an interesting career as a business-saavy professional, or add to your existing skillset and work experience, by enroling in this one-year program. You'll receive diverse practical experiences in your classes, to help build your knowledge and skills in a wide range of business topics.  

Business Diploma

You will learn about various aspects of business, as you grow your knowledge for success in your chosen career, or as an entrepreneur starting your own business. Among the unique experiences you'll receive, students participate in a work practicum, research project, or service learning opportunity. These practical experiences set you up for success in whatever career path you choose.

Human Resources Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


The Human Resources Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at Red Deer Polytechnic caters to working professionals who are looking to obtain a specialized skill set in a short period of time. 

Legal Assistant Diploma

From preparing legal documentation to working with clients, highly skilled legal assistants provide assistance to lawyers, judges and the public on a variety of legal matters. The Legal Assistant Diploma at Red Deer Polytechnic prepares you to work as a legal professional in a variety of employment settings.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Commerce

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Additional Programs and Pathways

Academic Upgrading and Open Studies allow flexible registration so you can tailor your course selection to your specific goals for the future. Complete details are available below. For a full list of programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic, visit the Academic Calendar.

Academic Upgrading

The Academic Upgrading program at Red Deer Polytechnic helps open doors to further education and better employment. You can upgrade academic skills, meet entrance requirements for post-secondary programs, earn a High School Equivalency diploma, and prepare for entry into the workplace.

Open Studies

Open Studies is a unique, flexible and customizable program that allows students to take courses that help them work toward their career goals. Students in Open Studies may choose to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis.


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