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Apply to Attend RDC

Apply to attend RDC


How to Apply

Submit your application to RDC through Apply Alberta, the Alberta Post-Secondary Application System.

When to Apply

Term Month Day
Fall October 1
Winter April 1
Spring August 1
Summer September 1

Application Fees

Domestic Applicants: $120 non-refundable
International Applicants: $200 non-refundable (CDN funds)

Note: The application fee is good for one academic year.

Program Admission by Term


  1. The information below is for domestic applicants only.  International applicants should check availability here.
  2. The information below is accurate as of January 21, 2021. Red Deer College reserves the right to modify the list without notice or prejudice.

Availability Definitions:

  • Open: Program still has seats available.
  • Waitlisted: Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
  • Closed: Program is no longer accepting applications for that term.
  • N/A: Not available this term.

Fall Term (September - December 2021)

Spring Term (May - June 2021)

Winter Term(January - April 2022) 

Certificates (typically one year)     Applications open April 1, 2021
Administrative Professional - On campus Open N/A  
Administrative Professional - Distance Open N/A  
Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Open N/A  
Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Open  
Educational Assistant- On Campus Open N/A  
Educational Assistant- Distance Open Open  
Health Care Aide - Red Deer (Starts March 17, 2021) N/A Waitlisted  
Management - On Campus Open Open  
Management - Distance Open Open  
Medical Lab Assistant  Open N/A  
Pre-Health Sciences - On Campus Open N/A  
Pre-Health Sciences - Distance Open N/A  
Transitional Vocational  Open N/A  
Diplomas (two years)      
Business Administration Open Open  
Early Learning and Child Care - On Campus Open N/A  
Early Learning and Child Care - Distance Open Open  
Electrical Engineering Technology Open N/A  
Instrumentation Engineering Technology Open N/A  
Justice Studies Open N/A  
Kinesiology and Sport Studies - Fitness and Health Open N/A  
Legal Assistant Open N/A  
Mechanical Engineering Technology Open N/A  
Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant  Waitlisted N/A  
Pharmacy Technician Open N/A  
Practical Nurse - Drumheller Open N/A  
Practical Nurse - Ponoka Open N/A  
Practical Nurse - Red Deer Open N/A  
Social Work Open N/A  
Visual Arts Open Open  
Post-diploma Certificates      
Human Resources Management Grad Certificate N/A N/A  
Degree Completion at RDC (four years)      
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Animation and Visual Effects Open N/A  
Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film Production Open N/A  
**Bachelor of Business Administration Open Open  
***Bachelor of Education - Middle Years Open N/A  
Bachelor of Science - Nursing Open N/A  
University Transfer (one or two years at RDC then complete program at a University)      
Bachelor of Arts - All majors  Open Open  
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Open Open  
Bachelor of Commerce Open Open  
Bachelor of Education - Elementary Open Open  
Bachelor of Education - Secondary Open Open  
Bachelor of Fine Arts Open Open  
Bachelor of Kinesiology Open N/A  
Bachelor of Science - All majors (Excluding Engineering and Nursing) Open Open  
Bachelor of Science - Engineering Open N/A  
Other Programs      
Academic Upgrading Open Open  
Open Studies/Unclassified Open Open  

**Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration is based on successful completion of the RDC Business Administration diploma. First year applicants should apply to Management Certificate or Business Administration diploma.

***First year students should apply to Bachelor of Education - Elementary listed under University Transfer programs. Entry to third year is competitive.

Contact Us

RDC Main Campus 

Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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