Red Deer College (RDC) offers more than 100 degree, applied degree, certificate, diploma, apprenticeship and university transfer programs across three campuses. The main campus in Red Deer features a library, bar, numerous food vendors, and townhouse or apartment-style residences. Most of RDC’s business programs are at the downtown campus, while the Welikoklad Event Centre has a stage, movie theatre, and art gallery space.
The main campus is also the future site of the Centre for Health, Wellness, and Sport, a large construction project that will house state-of-the-art learning spaces as well as athletic, recreational, and community spaces. This project is set to be completed in 2018, and will host numerous events at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Applied research at RDC focuses on manufacturing, environment and ecology, and health. Its main campus houses the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM), a $4.2-million research facility for students and faculty. It features cutting-edge prototype and manufacturing equipment, including a robotic welding cell.
RDC boasts a strong athletics program. The Red Deer Kings and Queens regularly place provincially and nationally, with a particularly successful volleyball record. RDC’s other sports teams include basketball, golf, soccer, and curling.