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Academic Planning Guides

Academic Planning Guides assist students with creating their course schedules based on their programs of study and transfer destinations, if applicable. Each guide will outline information critical to the program such as course requirements, prerequisites, and transfer imperatives (if applicable). Please note Academic Planning Guides are released annually (between March and May) for the upcoming year.

If the guide you are seeking is not listed below, please contact that program's Academic Advising Specialist


Bachelor of Arts

Justice Studies Diploma

Social Work Diploma


Administrative Professional Certificate

Bachelor of Business Administration (in collaboration with Mount Royal University)

Bachelor of Commerce

Business Administration Diploma

Legal Assistant Diploma

Management Certificate

Creative Arts

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment - Film Production Major

Visual Art Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Art


Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts or Science Combined Degree (transfer to U of L)

Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science Combined Degree (transfer to U of A)

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

Educational Assistant Certificate

Transitional Vocational Program

Engineering and Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma 

Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma (second year)

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma

Health Sciences

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Kinesiology and Sports Studies - Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma

Pre-Health Sciences Certificate


Bachelor of Science

Other Studies

Academic Upgrading

Open Studies - Please note students enrolled in Open Studies should also refer to their goal program's Academic Planning Guide.

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RDC Main Campus 

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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