Red Deer College 

Red Deer Polytechnic is located in Red Deer, Alberta, halfway between the major centres of Calgary and Edmonton. Since 1964, when our story began as Red Deer College, our post-secondary institution has proudly served our students and communities.   

As of July 2021, our institution name is now Red Deer Polytechnic. In 2018, our post-secondary institution received approval to become a degree-granting institution.  Now as apolytechnic institution in central Alberta, we will continue to offer the same breadth of credentials and mix of programs in a variety of subject areasthat we currently offer. This means we will continue to offer apprenticeships, certificates, degrees, micro-credentials and degrees. 

Red Deer College's focus is on learning and student success. The instructors are devoted to teaching with a student-centered approach. Red Deer's up-to-date technology and state-of-the art facilities serve learners in certificate and diploma programs, university transfer, degree completion, credit-free courses, and high school upgrading. Situated halfway between Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer College is the ideal location for students from Western Canada. Students can be assured of a high quality education without the higher cost and inconvenience of moving to the larger cities.

Local students save money on the cost of living and tuition by staying in the community while attending school. RDC has found a variety of ways to provide the best quality education without large increases to student tuition. The RDC Foundation has embarked on an ambitious fund-raising campaign to increase scholarships and awards available to help you offset the rising cost of post-secondary education. This state-of-the-art library facility offers 165 interactive computers with access to library resources, the Internet and productivity software. The Library has areas dedicated to independent and group study, meetings, ad-hoc classes and lecture series.

Red Deer College has one of the top athletics programs in Canada - the Kings and Queens have the best overall record at national competition of any college in the country. The Kings Volleyball team has been Canadian College Athletics Association champions for the past six years. Come hear the roar - visit the RDC Athletics Web site for the latest RDC Athletic information. It's an exciting and successful time at Red Deer College with the growth of the campus and the development of new learning opportunities for you.


Programs Location
Recreation, Sport & Tourism Red Deer

Student services & facilities

Perhaps you’re looking for fitness activities, or maybe you’re seeking training, competition or unique event spaces for your organization. RDC’s beautiful and accessible spaces have something for everyone, from high-performance athletes to recreational enthusiasts.

Community members, organizations and athletic teams will all benefit from the dynamic opportunities at RDC. From exercising in the Collicutt Performance Fitness Zone to cheering on your favorite teams to engaging in learning activities, there are countless ways that RDC’s facilities will benefit students and community members for decades to come.


Being a part of our Residence community is an essential element of the total college experience, especially when the Residence accommodations are within a 5-minute walk to your classes. Over 650 students make RDC Residence their home each year and you can be one of them.

We are committed to providing you a vibrant, safe and welcoming community to enhance your life learning experiences at Red Deer College.


Red Deer College

100 College Boulevard
T4N 5H5 Red Deer, AB


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