Founded in 1964

Founded in 1964

Red Deer College

Founded in 1964

Founded in 1964

Red Deer College

Quick facts

  • 7500

  • 1125

    International students

Red Deer College

Red Deer College is located in Red Deer, Alberta, halfway between the major centres of Calgary and Edmonton.  

Since 1964, RDC has proudly served our students and communities. RDC offers more than 100 programs, including degrees, certificates, diplomas and skilled trades programs.  

In 2018, RDC received approval to become a university, offering our own degrees. The College continues to grow programs across a breadth of credentials as we transition to become a polytechnic university during the next three to five years. Once this transition is complete, RDC will officially be known as Red Deer University.  

We welcome you to study with us. We also welcome you to join us as a vibrant gathering place in our community. With two campuses and impressive facilities, RDC is an ideal place to learn, work, conduct research and enjoy events

Whatever brings you to RDC, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our College community.  

On-campus accommodation

Campus(es) list based on university info

Main Campus

Residence fee Duration

$4,480 CAD

UP to $6,680
Academic Year

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Red Deer based on univly research


Shared house

$5,184 CAD


Shared house

$3,456 CAD


Entire house

$10,356 CAD


Green Campus

Red Deer College is on the road to becoming a greener campus for a more environmentally friendly future. The RDC Green Campus Task Group has an important goal: to inform and educate the College community about the importance of energy and water conservation and other pertinent environmental issues. We establish targets and implement protocols for the reduction, recycling, and re-use of materials. Programs are also initiated to encourage the use of alternate transportation, increase recycling and improve energy conservation.

Alternative Transportation

  • Walking/Cycling
  • Carpooling – discuss the option of carpooling with your colleagues
    • Register for the employee or the student carpooling programs at RDC.
    • Submit your form to RDC's Parking Office (located in the main hallway on main campus, in the Cashier's Office).
    • Questions? Visit the Parking Office in person, or contact us.
  • Transit


RDC will strive to increase the amount of recycling done on our campuses by educating our College community and encouraging them to incorporate environmentally friendly practices:

  • Bring your own mug and/or water bottle
  • Pack your lunch in a re-usable bag
  • Use the designated on-campus recycling bins
  • Other recycling (paper, batteries etc.)

Energy Conservation

  • Water Conservation
  • Lights Out Program
  • Power Down Program

General Public

Daily, hourly or short-term visitor parking is available in public lots (east or west) at the main campus. You can pay with cash or credit card at one of our three Pay stations located inside the main campus building, near the Main Entrance, Arts Centre or Four Centres (The Patch) and the Main Entrance of Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Short term parking for a maximum of 30 minutes is available in the short-term parking, located near the main entrance.

Please remember your license plate number for the payment at the Pay station.


  • Public East/West - Effective weekdays: 8 am to 5 pm | $2/hour to max of $10/day
  • Gary W Harris - Effective weekdays: 8 am to 5 pm | $2/hour to max of $10/day
  • Short Term Parking - Effective weekdays: 8 am to 10 pm | $1/30 minutes

There will be no charge for parking at RDC during the following times:

  • weekday evenings after 5 pm
  • weekends and statutory holidays - all day

*exception to the above is Short Term Parking, Bethany CollegeSide and Lot K (residence)

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