Red Deer College

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Over the last 50 years, Red Deer College has become known for its graduates who are incredible employees, committed lifelong learners, innovative thinkers and successful entrepreneurs. At RDC, we're continually seeking out ways to best serve our learners with diverse, relevant programs, courses and delivery methods that will help them to pursue their chosen career paths. We offer over 100 programs in everything from Trades programs to certificates, diplomas to applied and collaborative degrees. The College delivers a practical education that prepares our students for successful lives and careers by connecting expert instructors with knowledge-hungry students in exceptional facilities.

We support central Alberta businesses as they grow opportunities to innovate at home and abroad. And with more than 100,000 visitors attending RDC each year, we're proud to be a community hub, contributing to the social, economic and cultural well-being of our region. RDC continues to open doors to new learning spaces and community events at our growing campuses, including construction of the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/ Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris, a dynamic and innovative venue for our learners. When the new Centre opens in September 2018, it will be a learning and recreational hub for RDC students and for our central Alberta communities. RDC's future is looking bright, and we have one more major goal: taking forward the community's desire for RDC to become a Polytechnic University. This status change would allow us to continue doing everything we do now, with the addition of granting our own degrees. This is just the start of our bold vision for the future.

Areas of Expertise

1. Our instructors will know you by name, not your student number.
2. At RDC, you’ll get a well-respected education, one you can use right away.
3. We’re halfway between Calgary and Edmonton ?just close enough? just far enough away.
4. Our athletic teams kick butt … whether you’re playing or watching.
5. We've added 200,000 square feet of new learning space since 2008.
6. You can live on more than KD. In fact, you can go to school, live, eat AND park without breaking the bank.
7. We have no impersonal lecture halls. Most of our classes have 40 people or fewer.
8. Our student life rocks! We know there's more to school than school.
9. We awarded close to $800,000 in scholarships & bursaries last year .
10. We have more than 100 program options. You can get a degree here. Or certificate. Or diploma. Or a trade.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:550 bedsLowest: $455Highest: $580
Family:68 bedsLowest: $820Highest: $950

Residence is available for single students, families, and students with disabilities.

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus housing registry is maintained by the Students' Association.

Incoming Students

Red Deer College offers a variety of services to help make sure your college experience is as excellent one! Staff are ready to assist you through the application and registration process before you even step foot on campus. And when you get here, we'll introduce you to the huge variety of student services, student life activities, and our facilities during our New Student Orientation.

Career Planning

RDC is pleased to provide you with Career Counselling services.


Intramural, and athletic facilities are available to students. Red Deer College competes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Our Kings & Queens have demonstrated their skill by racking up a combined 137 ACAC team titles, 28 ACAC individual titles and 16 national titles. Our fully-loaded fitness facilities, available to all students on our main campus at The Train Station, include a weight training area, squash and racquetball courts, two gyms, a dance studio and fully certified professionals - all at affordable student rates.


The Student Life Centre is a central hub for students looking to get involved and meet new people. Called The Living Room, this space supports, engages and challenges students to reach their full potential through participating in a variety of organized activities. It's also a great place just to come in between classes and just relax!


There are a variety of student societies and clubs at RDC, coordinated through the Students' Association. Have an idea for a club that hasn't yet been formed? The Students' Association is always open to new ideas and can help take you through the process to form a new club.

Information Technology

A state of the art Library Information Common opened in 2002. Our Library ensures access to the universe of information and technology. It is a learning centre providing a networked environment and a core collection of more than 130,000 items. The Library is a member of NEOS, a central Alberta library consortium.


Come to The Living Room, where you'll find a variety of cultural activities and groups, supporting RDC's diverse student population.

Special Services

Childcare is available for students with children. Please contact the Child Care Centre at (403) 357-3600 for more information. Services for students with disabilities include accessible housing, designated parking, special equipment and technology, volunteer helpers, and orientation to the College. For more information, call (403) 342-3165.

International Involvement

Red Deer College's entrance into the international marketplace includes such things as offering programs, courses, curriculum development, and other expertise in foreign countries, recruiting international students, and developing international links. Red Deer College students have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs in the United States, Mexico, Kenya, the United Kingdom and other countries. Students can experience a new culture and have the opportunity to study anthropology, native language (Spanish), and history at our campuses in Mexico and Kenya.

Campus Tour

Campus tours and Student for a Day can be arranged through the Student Advising Centre. Call 1-888-732-4630 or e-mail


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Modified on July 25, 2018