Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions that weren’t answered on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our maximum class capacity is 24 students.

We have 1-2 industry professionals per course who teach the majority of the course-specific curriculum.

The instructors are supported by a full-time Learning Experience Facilitator who is present during class hours on campus and will also be instructing some non-course specific curriculum, such a Professional Development.

In addition to the Learning Experience Facilitator, we also have a Student Services Manager and a Campus Coordinator who also run the day-to-day on campus and are available for set support hours outside of those class times.

Our instructors are all industry professionals who are passionate about passing along their knowledge to the next generation of designers, digital marketers, and developers.

They also receive formal instructional training as a part of their on-boarding process.

The majority of our alumni who are job-seeking find work within 3-6 months after completing their program. We’re happy to do our best to connect you with our instructors and alumni to learn more directly from the people who know the outcomes best for each program. Just contact us.

In our experience, the students who are present and engaged in class, take advantage of opportunities to network during the program, utilize their projects to build a strong portfolio and start applying for jobs before the end of the course are employed the fastest after graduation.

We highly recommend that students focus their attention fully on school during the program in order to set themselves up for success.

Our short-term intensive 12-Week Professional Programs were created to transition students into the tech industry as quickly as possible. Classes are in session 40 hours/week and there will be additional hours required for projects, etc.

Contact us to speak with a member of our admissions team and we can get you an answer very quickly.

Take this quiz and find out what kind of tech professional you are.

Our admissions specialists have worked with hundreds of students and their goal is to get to know you through our application process and help ensure you are a good fit for your chosen program.

Taking into consideration your previous education, your interests, your career goals and your current understanding of subject matter, they can help lay out your options and answer any questions you have about each course. Contact us to get started.

We ask that anyone considering the Web Development Program try out a free online course such as Intro to HTML and Learn CSS on Code Academy before or during the application process.

For entry into our Application Development Program, you must have previously completed the Web Development Program, or be at an intermediate level in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

For these courses, we do not have a requirement that students come to RED with any prior experience, though we do request that applicants be somewhat familiar with the subject matter they would like to study. 

Do your research online reading blog posts and watching Youtube videos, chat with people in the industry on LinkedIn, look through job postings, and spend some time reading the program outlines.

A tremendous part of the success of our students at RED is in the connections that they make in the classroom so, at this point, we do not offer online programs.

All of the programs offered through the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension are Full-Time.

Upon graduation from our Professional Programs, students will receive a Certificate of Completion.