Final days to book space in 13-14 SARDC Student Handbook
The clock is ticking toward the booking deadline for the 2013-2014 edition of the SARDC Student Handbook. If you want your business to be involved in this special student-targeted publication you need to act today!
The particulars ... The SARDC Student Handbook is provided free of charge to all RDC students. It fuses important college information on policies, services and opportunities with a day planner. In addition, it contains valuable information about products and services offered by Red Deer and area businesses, including yours.
Why student-targeted publications... Youth and post-secondary students make up an important and desirable part of the consumer market. In fact, most post-secondary students fall into the important 18-29 age bracket.
Why SARDC student publications... SARDC publications are different from many other student-targeted publications. The difference? SARDC is run by and for students. Money generated through SARDC publications — the Student Handbook and the student newspaper – directly helps support student services and initiatives.
Interested? Contact the Students' Association's Media & Communications department at 403-356-4972 or email email@example.com
Program changes at RDC
Students have begun to learn the impact of budget cuts at Red Deer College. The changes were necessitated by the 7.3 % decrease in the College’s operating grant announced in the March provincial budget.
Two programs – Virtual Assistant Distance Certificate and Hospitality and Tourism Certificate and Diploma – will be suspended for the September 2013 intake. The Hospitality and Tourism Certificate and Diploma has been transferred to Olds College and students will be able to complete their studies there.
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma will be suspended 2014. Students currently in the Certificate Program can continued into the Diploma in September 2013. The Certificate Program will continue to be offered.
“Although it is unfortunate the College had to suspend programs and decrease the number of administration, staff and faculty, we do recognize the College’s effort in minimizing the impact of the budget cuts to the students of RDC,” said Martin Cruz, president of the Students’ Association of Red Deer College.
Three programs will be delivered differently but are still available for students through RDC: Automotive Service Technician Certificate, which can be taken through the Apprenticeship pathway; Pharmacy Technician Distance Certificate, but continues to be available on campus; and the Health Care Aide on-campus program will no longer be offered. It will, however, continue to be offered through high school partners’ career and technology studies (dual credits), online through eCampus Alberta and in central Alberta communities through Campus Alberta Central.
Approximately 180 full- and part-time students will be impacted by these program suspensions. Each of these students will be contacted directly by the Registrar’s office to advise them of the impact and other options for continuing their learning. Students who have questions can contact the Registrar’s Office at 403-342-3400.
The Students’ Association represents and advocates for students of Red Deer College. The SA executives – SA President Martin Cruz
, VP Operations Rebecca Tootoosis
, VP Student Life Jaime Miranda
– can be contacted by phone at 403-342-3200 or by stopping by the SA office.
2013-2014 SA executive take office
The 2013-2014 executive team took office May 1. They are Martin Cruz, President; Rebecca Tootoosis, VP Operations; and Jamie Miranda, VP Student Life.
The position of VP College Affairs will be filled through a bi-election in the fall. Nominations will open at the Students’ Association Fall General Meeting.
Representation, Services, FUN!
The Students’ Association of Red Deer College plays an important role in your life at RDC. The SA advocates for and represents students, provides a myriad of important (and fun!) services and is one of the largest employers of students on campus!
If you have a question, concern, need some more information or want to become more active with your SA, stop by the SA office, call 403-342-3200 or send us an email!