Red Deer College is a public community college that was established in the year 1964 and is located in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. The college offers a variety diploma, certificate, Advance diploma, advanced certificate, applied degrees, academic upgrading, University transfer programs and Apprenticeship in more than 100 different career and academic-related programs.
The College has its affiliations with ACCC, CCAA, AACTI, ACAC and CBIE. In the year 2019 the college also announced a three-year transition process that would help it achieve the name Red Deer University. Red Deer College is also accredited to the RDC Pharmacy Technician program which holds a National Accreditation Red Deer.
Red Deer College has a total enrollment of 7,500 full and part-time students. Most of the classes at the university have classes with numbers less than 40. Around 2300 students are enrolled in University programs at Red Deer College. The university had offered more than $1,00,000 in student scholarships and bursaries.
|Type of College||Public|
|Year of Establishment||1964|
|Total Enrollment||More than 7500|
|Application Fee (International Students)||CAD 200|
|Tuition Fee (International student)||CAD 8000-CAD 12000|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Intake Season||Spring and Winter|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL,IELTS,MELAB,CAEL or PTE|
Red Deer College has two campuses - the main campus and a downtown campus. Both the campuses of Red Deer College are located in Red Deer- Alberta’s third largest city. Spread across a total of 290 acres the university campus offers a picturesque ambiance to learn, live and experience.
Red Deer College athletics has 7 different sports that students can join. There are 15 teams which students can join to enhance their athletic ability. The main campus of the university has world-class facilities. There are different centres for everyone like the Athletic Centre, teaching centre and learning center. The Athletic center hosts several national and international competitions.
There is a dynamic Performing Arts Facilities where students can enhance and perfect their creativity and also participate in different competitions. In February 2019, Red Deer College inaugurated it’s Alternative Energy Lab. The Alternative Energy Lab was set up to create opportunities for Alternative Energy Education and Research. Thousands of studying at Red Deer College will benefit from it. Students studying in the fields of Engineering Technologies, Electrician, Instrumentation and Color Technician, Carpenter will also benefit from this lab.
Red Deer College offers a wide range of programs. These programs are designed to inspire, challenge and prepare students for their future careers and educational opportunities. The college offers different programs at various levels of study. The length of each of the programs offered by Red Deer College differs and varies depending on the area of study from several months to four years. Some of the south after programs are chosen by international students are mentioned below:
Red Deer College offers on-campus housing to its students. The college believes that the residence facilities are not just for living but to learn and grow along with the peers, becoming a part of the vibrant community of Red Deer College and to take the success to a higher level. The college offers several options for students to choose from which are mentioned below:
|Residence Type||$ Term Rent (Per Student)||Layout||Ideal For|
|Four Bedroom Towers||$2,240||Apartment Style for four students with kitchen, living room and separate bedrooms.||Students looking for a residence with smaller budgets.|
|Four Bedroom Clusters||$2,560||Two storey, townhouse style for 4 students with kitchen. living room, separate bedrooms.||Students looking for a mid-priced residences with storage space.|
|Four Bedroom Block||$2,760||Split level - Townhouse style with living room, kitchen, separate bedroom and two washrooms.||Students who want to give a community feel to their college experience.|
|Two Bedroom Cluster||$2,800||Townhouse Style for 2 students with kitchen, living room, separate bedrooms and 1 washroom.||Students who prefer privacy and quite area.|
|Bachelor Unit||$2,880||Townhouse Style, self-contained unit with small kitchen, washroom, living room and bedroom.||Students who prefer privacy.|
|Studio Suited||$3,180 (standard) - $3,340 (premium)||Located in the New Residence Building with studio suite-style units. Every bedroom has a separate kitchen and bedroom.||Students who want comfort in single accommodations.|
|Two Bedroom-Barrier Free||$2,800||Large area for two students sharing kitchen, washroom and living area. Access to a wheelchair as well.||For students with mobility impairment and accessibility needs.|
|Studio-Suite Barrier Free||$3100||Wheelchair accessible studio type for single student with all basic needs||For students with mobility impairment looking for single accommodation.|
The residence halls are near to the university campus and thus students can visit the library, athletic ground at any time of the day. The residence halls have resident attendants who provide counseling, regarding career, academics and non-academic issues faced by students. The residence halls accommodate nearly 600 post-secondary students studying at Red Deer College.
A 24/7 college security ensures free campus and residence spacewalks. All the resident attendants are fully trained in Mental Health First Aid, First/Aid CPR and conflict management.
The university various program for international students to apply International students who want to seek admissions at Red Deer College can follow the below-mentioned application process:
How to Apply: Students can apply via the online application form at the official website of Red Deer College.
Application Fee: Students need to submit a non-refundable application fee of $200 CAD. If the application fee is not paid then the application will not be processed.
Application Deadline: Since processing of the application for international applications takes time, thus students are advised to begin applying to the university at least four to six months prior to the term of application. Applications will not be accepted after 90 days prior to the commencement of the program.
|Term||Application Deadline||Document Deadline|
|Fall||June 15||July 15|
|Winter||September 15||December 1|
|Spring||January 31||March 31|
|Summer||March 30||May 31|
Basic Admission Requirements:
International students who want to study in Canada need to submit the scores of TOEFL or IELTS as proof of English proficiency. The required minimum scores of TOEFL or IELTS to be eligible to seek admissions at Red Deer College is mentioned-below:
|English Proficiency Exam||Required Minimum Score|
|Duolingo English Test||115|
Due to the Covid-19, students can apply for the university for September 2020 for Fall Intake and January 2021 for Winter Take. For students, whose high school grades are late can inform their situation to the university and each case will be reviewed individually. In any case, English Proficiency requirements are a must for international students to meet. The college is currently processing applications but may take time for the communication due to Covid. Students who want to contact the admission office can email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tuition fee for international students enrolling at the university is $1,400. The tuition fee has to be paid to confirm the registration in the program at Red Deer College. Students need to make sure to pay the tuition fee between June 23 to August 14 for the Fall Term. The university accepts partial payment only if the whole tuition fee is submitted by the Fall Term deadline.
Tuition Fee can be paid via the Loop Account Online, Online Banking, or Interac e-transfer. The fee payment deadline for various terms are tabulated below:
|Term||Study-period||Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline|
|Spring 2020||May - June 2020||May 4, 2020|
|Summer 2020||July - August 2020||July 2, 2020|
|Fall 2020||September - December 2020||August 14, 2020|
|Winter 2021||January - April 2021||January 4, 2021|
|Spring 2021||May - June 2021||May 3, 2021|
Red Deer College offers several scholarships for international students to study in Canada and people at various levels connected to the college. The various types of scholarships offers by Red Deer College is mentioned-below:
Of all these awards students are eligible for few of the scholarships which are mentioned below:
Red Deer College has a wide network of Alumni who are working in reputable positions. The college has its RDC Alumni Association. Ex-students can update their information on their own on the alumni page of the university. The university hosts several events for the Alumni like Fine Wine and Food Tasting and Take A Seat. Red Deer College offers several benefits to its alumni which are mentioned-below:
Red Deer College offers placement assistance to its students. From resume creation to training students for interviews. The college helps students to find their dream job and updates them with new job postings and vacancies in and around Canada.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$11,029 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$11,029 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
based on 4 students ratings
I chose red deer college for the first two years of my program so that I'd be able to live at home 30 minutes away. The location just worked out too good not to. They also have multiple partnerships with schools that allow them to offer degrees.
They stretch out a 2-3 year program into 4 years to capitalize on young people wanting the college experience. The curriculum is relevant for the most part. I am very happy with the program that I chose and the classes that come with it.
Red Deer college offered small class sizes and because of the phenomenal reputation of the bachelor of science in the nursing program. This college offers outstanding instructors and many abilities for support and individual attention.
The curriculum is well organized. Some classes should be better structured to reflect the learning students are having in clinical practice.
Coming out of high school I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, I hit a bottom from grade 10 and it affects my attendance which effected my grades. College wasn't something that ran through my mind the two years I was done High School, I worked full time and got my own place. I was happy! My friend wanted to go to college so we applied to Red Deer because it was close to my home and they offered upgrading course and residence!
Very fast passed by able to learn and keep up if doing the proper amount of work after class! Being a full-time upgrading student will definitely take a toll on you but if you show up and do at least an hour of outside class review it's easy to manage!
It has an excellent learning environment and smaller class sizes. Plus the Red Deer area is gorgeous. It's a cosy college that feels like a large family. There are many events as well for students to take part in.
Excellent, I feel as if I am learning so much here. I don't feel like I've wasted any of my time in classes because of the breadth and depth of knowledge that is available in each course. It's at the standard level for universities.
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