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Extended Education

Extended Education

Red Deer Polytechnic’s Division of Extended Education offers flexible learning and a wide variety of programming from certificates to diploma programs to micro-credentials. View the options below to find the path that fits your goals.  

Extended Ed Programs and Courses

View All Programs and Courses  

RDP offers diverse Extended Education options, from individual courses to complete credentials.  

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Extended Ed Corporate Training

Learn About Corporate Training 

Organizations that invest in training for their teams create individual and collective impact.  

Learn How

Extended Ed PD Guide

Explore the Professional Development Guide 

Find inspiration to enhance your skillset and attain your goals. 

View PD Guide

Extended Ed Camps and Workshops

Enjoy Camps and Workshops 

People of all ages can explore, train and create during the week-long camps at RDP this summer. 

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Extended Ed Payment and Funding

Understand Payment Plans and Funding Information

Options may be available for individuals and organizations. 

Explore Plans and Funding

Extended Ed Registration

Begin Your Registration  

Follow the steps below to understand the registration process and start the path to your goals.  

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Programs and Courses

Below is the complete list of all Extended Education programs offered throughout the year.

After you have chosen a program, view the Registration Information to learn more about your next steps.

Computer Applications & Information Technology
Data & Technology
Computer Applications

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Payment Plans and Funding Information

For Individuals
Payment Plans

The program you are interested in may qualify for a payment plan. Programs may qualify for payment plans if they: 

  • Have tuition fees of $2,000 or more, and 
  • Exceed 15 weeks in length 

You will need to confirm if a payment plan option is available before you begin registration for the program.  

Please contact the Division of Extended Education for more information: 

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 4 pm  


extended [dot] ed [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (extended[dot]ed[at]rdpolytech[dot]ca) 

Funding Options

Red Deer Polytechnic grants students more than $1,000,000 in awards and scholarships annually.  

Please review the information on Funding for Courses within Extended Education to learn the options available to you. You can also explore the full list of Awards and Scholarship opportunities to see what might be applicable to your situation. 

For Organizations
Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Invest in your current or future employees and your organization could be eligible to get two-thirds of training costs covered through government funding. 

Your chosen Red Deer Polytechnic training program or course may be eligible for funding under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. For eligible employers, the government contributes two-thirds of the training cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If you hire an unemployed Albertan, that rate could go up to $15,000 per trainee with 100% coverage. 

Eligible employers are: 

  • Private sector employers, including sole proprietors and partnerships 
  • Non-profit sector employers 
  • First Nations and Metis Settlements 

Eligible trainees are: 

  • Canadian citizens 
  • Permanent residents 
  • Protected people under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) who are entitled to work in Canada 
  • Employed family members 

To qualify, training must: 

  • Meet or exceed 21 instructor-led hours per trainee 
  • Start within six months of receiving grant approval 
  • Be completed within 52 weeks of the training start date 
  • Result in credential (certification, grade, record of completion, etc.) 

Learn more about the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.  

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Registration Information

Follow the steps below to streamline the registration process for your Extended Education program or course.

Select Your Program or Course
  • First, review the complete list of Extended Education programs and courses detailed above. 
  • Find the option(s) that best suit your goals. 
Determine if it is Available
  • It is important to note that programs and courses are available for registration at different times throughout a year. Complete the following steps to determine availability: 
  • STEP 1: Proceed to the Courses and Registration page: 
    • Search for your program or course to see if it is open for registration 
  • STEP 2: If it is listed, then you can proceed:  
    • Begin the registration process described below 
  • STEP 3: If it is not listed, then registration is not open at this time: 
    • Please check back regularly to see when the course will be offered, or 
    • Contact Extended Education at extended [dot] ed [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (extended[dot]ed[at]rdpolytech[dot]ca) to be added to our waitlist  
Begin the Registration Process
  • After you have completed the steps above – and if your course is open for registration, continue on the Courses and Registration page 
  • STEP 1: Select your course 
  • STEP 2: Click on the appropriate option, such as “Add to Cart” or “Begin Registration” 
    • The options differ, depending on the type of program or course you are selecting. 
  • STEP 3: Sign in or create a new profile on the Red Deer Polytechnic Extended Education Online Registration page 
    • Please note: This registration is unique and separate from other RDP usernames and passwords, such as TheLoop. This page has instructions on how to proceed.  
  • STEP 4: Proceed through the sign in and registration process. \STEP 5: Ensure you have a credit card available for payment.  

Need to cancel your registration? View the Refund and Cancellation Policy

After Registering
  • After you register, you will automatically receive two emails:  
    • One email will be the confirmation of your registration. 
    • The second will be a receipt for the transaction. 
  • You may also be interested in connecting with other areas at RDP: 

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Contact Extended Education

Connect with us:  extended [dot] ed [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (Email) | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | 403.356.4900 

Already an Extended Education Student?

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We understand that you still have questions about the programs.
You can talk to us and we can help.
Are you interested in Corporate Training opportunities?
Contact our Business Development Consultant to explore group and customized training solutions.
Corporate [dot] Training [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (Corporate[dot]Training[at]rdpolytech[dot]ca)