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Media Studies and Professional Communication Diploma Media Studies and Professional Communication
Red Deer Collegewww.rdc.ab.ca
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Minimum 50% in ELA 30-1 and 50% in one 30-level course from Group A or C. OR One year of full-time post-secondary study (minimum 24 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Note 1: Students admitted to the program based on successful completion of one year of full-time academic study at the post-secondary level, but without ELA 30-1 or equivalent, will need to complete English upgrading during their first year of admission. As a result, it may take longer than four terms of full-time study to complete the MSPC diploma.
Note 2: Students intending to transfer to a university program are advised to ensure they have met the entrance requirements for that program (e.g. ELA 30-1, Social Studies 30, etc.) before taking the university transfer courses that are part of the MSPC program. Students may choose to take the 30-level requirements while completing the requirements of the MSPC diploma program, though as a result, it may take longer than four terms of full-time study to complete the diploma.
Note 3: In addition to the program admission requirements, applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Refer to the Admission section of the Academic Calendar for further information.
Note: Government requires people who work directly with young children to have a current immunization record and a Police Information Check. While not an admission requirement for the program, some practicum agencies and field placements may require Police Information Checks of students working in their organizations. Information about obtaining Police Information Checks will be provided to students after they have been admitted to the program. Some programs may require medical examinations, as well.
Note: Students with Study Permits that are admitted to a program that has a practicum or clinical placement in childcare, primary/secondary school teaching or health service field occupations must complete their Medical Authorization as required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada one month prior to the start of classes.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.
Tuition $3,425.50 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,500.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $902.75 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated April 08, 2016. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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