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Upon direction provided by the Government of Alberta on March 15, 2020, Red Deer College cancelled all in-person classes.  

Yes. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all in-person courses at Red Deer College have been cancelled.  

College leaders and instructors are working extensively to establish an appropriate plan for each course and program. RDC will offer online and alternate delivery of courses to support students in completing their terms. Students have and will continue to be contacted by their instructors to learn the details of each specific course or program.  

Plans have been identified for all Apprenticeship programs at RDC, along with all other Alberta post-secondary institutions that offer Apprenticeship programs. 

March to April and May to June Apprenticeship programs are cancelled. Students who started classes on or after March 2, 2020 will receive tuition refunds, which will automatically be processed within the next four to six weeks. 

  • Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training will post information about 2020-21 registration dates as soon as possible. AIT is working with all the training institutions to develop a process for students who were registered in recently cancelled intakes to receive priority for next year’s classes, when those open. Please stay connected to TradeSecrets for details. 

Online classes in the Locksmith and Parts Technician programs will continue as per their current structure and schedule.

Instructors for intakes of 1st Period Automotive Service Technician (Feb. 3, 2020 start date), Cook Apprentice, 4th Period Electrician, and 3rd Period Instrumentation & Control Technician (all of which are more than 50 per cent completed at this time) will post information in RDC’s Blackboard about online learning opportunities for Apprentices to complete their training Period.

RDC's Apprentice students are encouraged to connect with their instructors if they have questions about their specific programs. Additional information is also available at Alberta Apprenticeship & Training’s website and at RDC’s Novel Coronavirus webpage

Red Deer College is working with our practicum partners, following guidelines established by the Government of Alberta and health agencies, to determine the most appropriate path for students in each course.

Students who are in practicums have and will continue to be contacted by their practicum instructors to discuss the requirements for their practicums. 

Please see the COVID-19 Updates from March 17 and March 18 for details about specific programs and schools.  

The online delivery of courses is anticipated to continue until September 2020, as per RDC’s communications with the Government of Alberta 

Spring term courses will be offered through online delivery. Students will receive additional information closer to the start of Spring term.  

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, so Red Deer College cannot yet confirm the delivery options for courses this fall. At this time, we do know that online delivery of courses is anticipated to continue until September 2020, as per RDC’s communications with the Government of Alberta. 

Students and members of the public are encouraged to visit rdc.ab.ca/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information on RDC’s response to COVID-19. There is also a Contact Information page, which has specific contact information for RDC’s Schools and service areas.

Yes. You can Apply Now, as RDC continues to accept applications for most programs starting September 2020. New students can register for courses on June 23, 2020.

The Final Examination Schedule has been updated March 25, 2020 with changes noted in yellow highlighting. Please go to the Loop, Home Channel, and scroll down to the bottom to find the link to the Timetable View – Winter 2020 Final Exam Schedule. 

Yes. Continuing Student Registration will open, online through The Loop, June 9, 2020. If you have additional questions or encounter problems, please contact admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

No. Final exams are scheduled to be delivered online unless your instructor has cancelled the exam. 

The Final Examination Schedule has been updated March 25, 2020 with changes noted in Yellow highlighting. Please go to the Loop, Home Channel, and scroll down to the bottom to find the link to the Timetable View – Winter 2020 Final Exam Schedule. 

Students who can’t complete their courses as a result of illness can apply for a late drop from courses. A late drop does require documentation that you are ill.

The Late Drop Request should be submitted to admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

All students can still withdraw from courses up until the last day of classes April 8, 2020. A course withdrawal will result in a WD on your transcript.  Students may apply for a late withdrawal after the last day of classes if there are extenuating circumstances.

The Course Add/Drop Request and the Late Drop Request are available online. Completed forms should be submitted to admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

The Tuition Deposit deadline has been extended for new domestic students to June 1, 2020. For international students, the tuition deposit deadine has been extended to June 15, 2020.

Continuing Student Registration has been delayed to June 9, 2020.

New Student Registration has been delayed to June 23, 2020.

For students transferring post-secondary courses, graded as pass or credit, RDC will accept these courses for transfer credit and for meeting course pre-requisites.

Testing for admission purposes is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. Applicants required to complete testing will be notified when alternative testing options become available. 

The GPA calculations were completed in March; therefore, there has been no change to the admission process for students admitted to Fall 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

For future applicants with post-secondary credits, RDC will use the best grades from the previous term if the most recent term provided includes only pass/credit grades.

For future applicants with high-school credits, RDC will use the course mark when no diploma mark is available for applicants affected by COVID-19 in 2020. In the case where both marks are available RDC will use the highest mark.

RDC will accept Duolingo as equivalent to other testing for admission into Fall, 2020 and Winter 2021. Please contact admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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RDC Main Campus 
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630


RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5