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Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic
Open Studies is a program that allows you to begin your studies on a full- or part-time basis. The Open Studies program lets you take courses and explore different options in order to help you make educational and career decisions. If you need more than two academic areas of high school-level courses, you must apply to the Academic Upgrading Program. Purposes of Open Studies | You may design a program of studies to suit your interests and needs. Open Studies is not tied to any one career, so you can take courses which appeal to you if you have the proper prerequisites. Please note that some courses are program specific and may not be available to Open Studies students. If you do not meet admission requirements to certificate, diploma or university programs, you may complete those requirements and then apply to these programs. If you require a high school equivalency math course from the Academic Upgrading program as part of your Open Studies program and have been out of high school math for more than one year, you will be required to take a math placement test prior to registering for the Academic Upgrading math course.

Registrar's Office
Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
No mark below 50% in English 30 (or ELA 30-1) or 33 (or ELA 30-2) and four other approved 30-level subjects -OR- High School Diploma -OR- mature student status -OR-recommendation of an Academic Advisor.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,249.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,892.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,600.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 12, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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