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Other Programs

Red Deer Polytechnic is proud to offer a variety of programs in many different subject areas that allow our students to create a path to their next steps in their educational journey and success in their chosen careers. 

Red Deer Polytechnic's programs include Open Studies, Academic Upgrading and Transitional Vocational Certificate,  and you'll find more information about each of the programs on the individual webpages.

Red Deer Polytechnic offers flexible learning programs and courses for our learners to suit their lifestyle and other commitments. What is flexible learning? Please see our flexible learning readiness checklist to prepare you for online learning. 

As we all continue to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Polytechnic has decided that the majority of its courses will be delivered online for Fall Term 2020. We have a variety of resources about flexible learning in this section of our website to provide you with definitions, computer requirements, forms and tips and valuable information to help increase your comfort with online learning - whether this is something you do for one class or a path you choose to complete all of your studies. Another services we offer is off-campus testing and invigilators and test centres. Due to COVID-19 our campus testing services are temporarily suspended. 

Flexible learning at Red Deer Polytechnic works in partnership with other provincial organizations such as Campus Alberta Central to bring post-secondary education to the Central Alberta Region.

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Academic Upgrading

The Academic Upgrading program at Red Deer College 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.

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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.

Transitional Vocational Certificate


The Transitional Vocational Certificate program at Red Deer College offers employment readiness and life skills education to adults with developmental disabilities. Through a combination of courses and work experience, you will be educated in the areas of employment, personal health and wellness, independent living and finance management.

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Red Deer Polytechnic Inquiries

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

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