Red Deer College
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Tuition: $3,500.00  Students: 7,500
100 College Boulevard
Red Deer, AB      T4N 5H5
(403) 342-3400

Red Deer College

Red Deer College was established in 1964, and its initial focus was to provide education to a smaller, semi-rural community in the province. However, its four and a half decade of academic existence has evolved and grown into the third largest college in the province. It started with only 119 students, and has since expanded to 20,000 students. However, despite this increase in size, RDC has never lost the intimate community environment that it gives to its learners. The mission of Red Deer is for students to "have a foundation of knowledge and skills which enables them to develop to their full potential." Their values are: Exploration, ... ... continued below

About Red Deer College

... Inclusiveness, Excellence, Integrity, Community, and Accountability.

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College is located in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. It is situated in the central Alberta corridor between Calgary and Edmonton. It is near the Queen Elizabeth II highway, and only an hour and a half’s drive from the major provincial city centers. The CollegeSide is a partnership project of the David Thompson Health Region, RDC, and the Bethany Care Society. It is a unique home-like facility for students who study under the computer, humanities, performing arts, and also nursing and rehabilitation departments.

In 2005, the college constructed a $29 million fund for an initiative called “Healthy Communities Complex.” It is also undergoing a “greener campus” campaign that helps to inform and educate the College community of the value of energy and water conservation. The school will implement more programs, such as recycling, and alternative modes of transportation (bicycling and walking).

Student Services and Student Life

The student services of the College include: Testing Centre Services, Students' Association, Residence, Registrar’s Office, Parking, Library, International, High School Upgrading, Funding & Awards, Distance Learning, Disability Services, Counselling, Career & Learning Centre, Computer Learning Lab, and Children's Program, Bookstore, Athletics, Alumni, and Academic Advising

The Students' Association of Red Deer College is the governing body of the students. Its mission is to "enrich and enhance the quality of student life at Red Deer College by providing affordable and quality services, effective political representation and exciting opportunities for its members." Aside from representing the students in matters of advocacy and rights protection, some of its other services include: locker rentals, faxing, used bookstore, poster approval, food bank, and photocopiers.

Academic Programs

Some of the programs that RDC offers include:

Carpenter, Cook, Electrician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Instrument Technician, Plumber, Rig Technician, Sprinkler Systems Installer, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Welder - Wire Process Operator;

Automotive Service Certificate, Business Administration, Career and Academic Preparation (CAP), Carpentry and Construction Certificate, Educational Assistant, Performing Arts, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nurse Diploma Program, Visual Art, Theatre Studies;

Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association, English As A Second Language, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Multimedia Web Developer, Occupational Health & Safety, Professional Bookkeeping;

Continuing Education Home, Computer Training, English as a Second Language (ESL), Fitness & Lifestyle, Human Services Training, Performing Arts,Study Tours, Visual Arts, Youth Programs;


Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College offers scholarships under these categories: Apprenticeship and Trades, Continuing Students, Athletics, Future Students, Continuing Education, and Graduating Students

Red Deer Information

Red Deer is a city in central Alberta, Canada. The City of Red Deer is centrally located between the two major cities of Calgary and Edmonton. Red Deer's central location, growing economy and competitive advantage are fast making the Red Deer Corridor 'Canada's Economic Capital'. The city is a centre for oil and agriculture distribution, and the surrounding region is a major centre for petrochemical production.

Red Deer is about more than low taxes and a healthy economy. The City's first class health and education facilities, beautiful parks and trails, abundant amenities and safe community make Red Deer a wonderful place to live or visit.

Red Deer enjoys a moderate climate with warm summers and blue-sky winters. July has an average high of 23°C and an average low of 9°C. January has an average high of -7°C and an average low of -18°C.


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