Red Deer Polytechnic Offers Four New Programs in Fall 2023

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 Red Deer Polytechnic Offers Four New Programs in Fall 2023

Red Deer Polytechnic continues to grow its breadth of industry-relevant education opportunities with the approval of a number of new or revitalized programs.

Four new programs beginning in Fall 2023

“We are excited to add these new and re-energized programs to our comprehensive mix of industry-relevant programming at Red Deer Polytechnic,” says Dr. Paulette Hanna, Interim Vice President Academic. “The knowledge and skills that graduates will possess help to address the needs of the labour market, communities and learners, advancing the economic and social interests of Alberta.”

Red Deer Polytechnic’s new programs, which are open for enrolment for Fall 2023 Term are:

Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

The four-year Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies program allows students to achieve their specific career and learning goals by combining courses across a range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with elective options in Business, Health, Science, and the Creative Arts. Learners can study across several disciplines or, through thematic bundling, pursue a themed area of focus.

Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology diploma

In this two-year Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology diploma, students will be equipped with knowledge and skills in areas such as robotics and automatic control of industrial machines. Students will learn to maintain and design systems used to measure and control processes within a variety of industries such as food and beverage, oil and gas, water treatment, power generation, and agriculture.

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administation degree includes a concentration, business minor, and non-business minor. Students may earn credits toward professional designations, such as Accounting, Human Resources, or Financial Services. Students will gain expertise in management and business analytics and will participate in two 90-hour work practicums, research projects, or service-learning opportunities during the four years of study.

Early Childhood Education Leadership Development certificate

This one-year Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn the theory and practices associated with a leadership role in the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) profession. It’s designed for professionals who already hold a credential in this field.

Previously added programs

These five programs complement the following additional new programming, which opened for enrollment during the 2022-2023 academic year:

Business certificate

The one-year Business Certificate is designed for individuals looking to acquire introductory business skills to increase their employability or augment existing work experience. It also allows budding entrepreneurs to gain a credential quickly while learning the key functional areas of business.

Business diploma

The two-year Business Diploma program provides a broad background in the functional areas of business, and includes a 90-hour work practicum, research project, or service-learning opportunity.

ELCC Diploma Workplace Advancement specialization

The Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Workplace Advancement specialization is designed to reduce barriers for individuals currently working in the early childhood education sector, including those who hold an ELCC Certificate and who wish to complete the educational requirements to obtain their ELCC Diploma.

In Fall 2023, the redesigned Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma is also open for enrolment. Through this two-year diploma, students will be prepared for high-demand careers in the rapidly growing manufacturing, petroleum, and infrastructure design industries in Alberta.

Other programs like the Machine Learning Analyst diploma, Computer Programming diploma, and the Life and Employment Skills for Independence programs were also announced in September.

The breadth of other new programs reinforces Red Deer’s commitment to serving students, industry and communities through education, training, and applied research in a breadth of subject areas. So, if you’re interested in any of these programs, learn more at Red Deer Polytechnic.

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