Red Deer College is expanding its programs and facilities as it moves toward becoming a comprehensive regional teaching university. Transitioning to a university over the next three years means offering the same breadth of programs and range of credentials as it currently does, with the addition of its own degrees.
Red Deer’s current mix includes more than 100 programs including applied degree, certificate, diploma, apprenticeship and university transfer programs. During the next year, the school will welcome students into new programs, including a new bachelor of applied arts in animation and visual effects and a diploma in justice studies. These programs will offer credentials resulting in everything from one-year certificates to four-year degrees.
Three new facilities on Red Deer’s main campus are set to open soon. The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre will house athletic, recreational and community activities. An Alternative Energy Lab will assist industry with applied research, while also providing students with the skills to install, operate and maintain solar power and other systems. A new residence will increase on-campus housing while integrating energy-efficient technologies, including solar panels.
In 2019, Red Deer will host the Canada Winter Games. A number of sports will take place in the new Canada Games Centre, and close to 3,600 athletes will stay in the college’s residences.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Residence offerings|
|Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students)||$5,962-$10,931||$5,918-$8,082||$3,856-$6,312||Yes|
• Motion Picture Arts: This post-diploma program emphasizes dramatic narrative filmmaking. Students choose between two program streams: production or performance.
• Instrumentation Engineering Technology: Students in this diploma program learn to analyze and troubleshoot instrumentation control systems, including electrical, electronic, analog, and digital systems.
• Human Resources Management: Delivered in a blend of online and weekend courses, this new graduate certificate prepares students to work in a variety of business settings as an HR professional.
• Social Work
• Occupational Physical Therapist
• Practical Nursing
• Engineering Technology