For over 50 years, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) has been proudly serving Central Alberta learners and communities. RDC offers more than 100 different programs (including full degrees, certificates, diplomas and skilled trades programs) to 7,500 full- and part-time credit students and more than 30,000 youth and adult learners in the School of Continuing Education each year. Named by Alberta Venture magazine as one of Alberta’s most innovative organizations for the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing, RDC is a key location for applied and industry-led research.

Our main campus is strategically situated on 290 acres of Alberta’s natural landscape along the Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Calgary and Edmonton. We have also expanded our learning and performing arts space into the heart of downtown Red Deer. The opening of the Welikoklad Event Centre and the Donald School of Business, recognized by CICan in 2015 with a national Entrepreneurship Award, leveraged an opportunity to support our students while also supporting growth and development for our community as a whole.

RDC is always focused on ensuring relevant, practical programs that meet the needs of business and students. Fall 2016 will see the addition of the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program which will complement the already strong demand RDC sees for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Fast Facts

  • Each year, RDP contributes over $327 million to the central Alberta economy and over $601 million to the provincial economy.
  • Our students love our small class sizes, with most classes having 40 students or less.
  • 97% of our graduates, as well as university transfer and academic preparation students, are satisfied with the quality of their education experience.
  • RDP’s 15 Athletics teams made national ACAC and CCAA history for both academic and athletic excellence in 2013-2014 with the best season of any College in Canada.

Research specialization

  • Innovation in Manufacturing
  • Applied Health Research
  • Animal/Vehicle Collision Prevention

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Contact Information

100 College Boulevard
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 5H5

Telephone: 403-342-3400
Toll Free: 888-732-4630