Red Deer Polytechnic

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Red Deer Polytechnic, formerly Red Deer College, is a public comprehensive polytechnic institute. It was founded in 1964. According to QS World Ranking Red Deer Polytechnic will be ranked 1506 globally in 2022. As per webometrics info, Red Deer College World’s rank is 8694, Continental Ranking is 2138, Country ranking is 121 and the acceptance rate is 37%.

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer College Admission Requirements:

A minimum grade of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 30-2 | Social 30-1 | and a High School Diploma Or mature students* must have a minimum grade of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 30-2 Or successful completion of the entrance exam.

Program length 1 year

Administrative Professional Certificate $16,020.00
Business Certificate $15,000.00
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate $16,690.00
Educational Assistant Certificate $17,612.00
Health Care Aide Certificate $25,200.00
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate $14,925.00
Pre-Health Sciences Certificate $12,789.00

Diplomas – Typically 2 Year

Entry Requirements: Minimum grade of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 30-2 | Social 30-1 | and a High School Diploma Or mature students* must have a minimum grade of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 30-2 Or successful completion of the entrance exam.

Business Diploma $31,626.00
Computer Programming Diploma $30,419.00
Legal Assistant Diploma $33,038.00
Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma $34,250.00
Practical Nurse Diploma $37,738.00
Visual Art Diploma $46,030.00

Bachelor degree:
Entry Requirements: Higher Secondary School Certificate
Degree Completion at Red Deer Polytechnic – Typically 4 Years
Bachelor of:
Applied Arts – Animation and Visual Effects $108,029.00
Applied Arts – Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment $86,641.00
Arts in Psychology $91,270.00
Bachelor of Business Administration $96,524.56
Science in Biological Sciences $101,289.00
Science in Nursing $52,705.00

Note: This is the Program Cost Estimate for the first 3 years of the program.
4 years at RDP collaborative with the University of Alberta

University Transfer Degree Programs
Two Years at Red Deer Polytechnic & 2 years at another university, to complete your degree

Commerce (Non-Credential) $34,400.00
Education (Non-Credential) $34,400.00
Fine Art (Non-Credential) $46,030.00
Science Engineering (Non-Credential) $21,662.00

Post-Graduate Certificate
Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate $20,720.00

Requirements: An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution.

Application Deadlines: 
Fall           May 1
Winter     September 1
Spring     January 31
Summer    March 30

English Language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 on each band score
CAEL: 60 with 55 on each band score
Early Learning and Childcare: 6.5 with 6.0 on each band score
Bachelor of Education  
IELTS: 8.0 with 7.5 on each band score

Red Deer Polytechnic tuition fee

Fall Term: $2,788
Winter Term: $2,788
Academic Year: $5,576
Spring and Summer: $697 per month
Application Fee $150 Non-refundable required to submit an online application

Red Deer Polytechnic scholarships:

Ian and Hope Cook Sr. Art Study Travel Scholarship

Eligibility: A full-time Red Deer Polytechnic student who attended the Visual Arts program in the most recent academic year. The student must continue full-time studies in the subsequent year of the program in the upcoming academic year. These travel grants allow students to study and experience original art in museums and art galleries in major national and international centers.
Criteria: Studio and academic achievement
Award: 2 awards at $2,500

International Student Athlete

NOTE: This is a nominated scholarship. The Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics Department will notify recipients throughout the year.
Eligibility: An international student who is a member of an Athletic Team and meets the ACAC and CCAA eligibility requirements.
Criteria: Student-athlete determined by the coach to be an asset to the team.
Award: 4 awards at varied amounts

James P. Kent Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time Red Deer Polytechnic Bachelor of Arts student (any major in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences Department, or general B.A.) who has completed the first year and will be continuing full-time for the second year in the Bachelor of Arts Program.
Criteria: Academic achievement (3.50 GPA or better). Preference is given to students who display an aptitude for applying Alberta expertise and values nationally or internationally.
Donor: Arthur Kent
Award: 1 award at $750.00

Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic – International Bursary

Eligibility: An International student who attended a Red Deer Polytechnic credit program as a full-time student in the most recent academic year. The student must be continuing full-time studies in the subsequent year of their program in the upcoming academic year.
Criteria: Financial need.
Donor: Students’ Association
Award: 1 award at $750

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