BUSMF-CT Business, Accounting & Management

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Overview

  • Ten-month certificate
  • Offered at four campuses:
    • Interlake Campus, Selkirk
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie
    • Steinbach Campus, Steinbach
    • Winkler Campus, Winkler

Description
This comprehensive program develops skills in core areas of business and provides you with up-to-date training in computers, accounting, business writing and human resource management.  You’ll spend nine months on classroom training and then finish your program with a three-week work placement with a local employer, where you will gain valuable hands-on experience in a business environment.  On completion of the program, you will be ready for employment in a business/accounting environment..

 

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

1.  Grade 12

    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so. See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and

2.  English Language Requirements (ELRs)

    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and require levels
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at the time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

1.  Academic Requirement

    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete and English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until required to do so.See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and

2.  Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$6,881.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$13,043.00

Portage Campus

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Portage La Prairie Campus Jan 06, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$6,991.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$13,153.00

Steinbach Campus

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Steinbach May 25, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$6,881.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$13,193.00

Winkler Campus

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Winkler Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$6,991.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$13,153.00

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8888
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.0
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20201921

Program Outline

You must successfully complete the following core courses, two workshops and workplace practicum to earn a certificate.

Core Courses:

  • ACCT-1014 QuickBooks
  • ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting
  • ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1
  • ADMN-1001 Introduction to Canadian Business
  • BUSA-1082 Office Professionalism
  • COMM-1016 Report Writing
  • COMM-1023 Basic Business Communications
  • COMM-1424 Effective Speaking Skills
  • COMP-1081 Computers - Intro
  • COMP-1237 Excel 2016
  • COMP-1238 Word 2016
  • HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits
  • MATH-1039 Basic Business Mathematics OR MATH-1069 Basic Mathematics
  • MGMT-1080 Human Resource Management
  • MRKT-1002 Marketing
  • PDEV-1985 Team Building/Work Habits for Success
  • PRAC-1048 Workplace Practicum
  • SEMR-9096 Conflict Resolution

Electives:

  • PDEV-1947 Exceptional Customer Service
  • SAFE-1260 Workplace Safety and Health
  • SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills
  • SEMR-9115 Managing Change


Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1014QuickBooks
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This course is designed for new users or users with limited experience.  Topics covered will include:  setting up a new company file, working with bank and credit card accounts, creating invoices, receiving payments, entering and paying bills, recording inventory, setting up petty cash, tracking profit and expenses, customizing invoices and reports, running reports, accounting for NSF cheques, setting up payroll, condensing company files, integrating MS Word and Excel, setting up multiple users and security, and more. Please bring a flash drive to class. Recommended:  Computers – Intro or a good working knowledge of computers.

 

ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-1971Financial Accounting 1RPL
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This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.

ADMN-1001Introduction to Canadian Business
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This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

BUSA-1082Office ProfessionalismRPL
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This course focuses on professional role expectations in the workplace.  These skills are considered to be essential requirements for today’s workforce.  Employees need skills training to be adaptable and capable of meeting the challenges of change in today’s economy, advances in technology, and changes in the way that work is organized.  Students are taught presentation, teamwork, communication, goal setting, and other employable skills.  Students will develop knowledge and skills related to interpersonal image, conflict management, confidentiality, accountability, job search, interviews, and interpersonal communication.

COMM-1016Report Writing
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In this course, you will focus on writing clear and effective business communication. Using a variety of report formats, you will learn the basic steps of report writing, including planning your approach, organizing information, writing the first draft, revising for clarity, and documenting sources. You also learn how to use supplementary visual aids to enhance your written report.

COMM-1023Basic Business CommunicationsRPL
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Develop the basic principles of business writing and discuss topics such as: standard business formats, the ability to write clear, readable letters and memos.  It also reviews correct grammar and usage and how to improve effectiveness as a speaker.

COMM-1424Effective Speaking Skills
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Hold your audience's attention while you speak; whether it is one-on-one with peers or clients, or in a group setting. This interactive workshop (including role-playing and public speaking exercises) will enable you to get your point across clearly and enthusiastically in a variety of situations, enabling you to create a professional and effective business image.

COMP-1081Computers - IntroRPL
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Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

COMP-1237Excel 2016
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Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training and be able to use Excel 2016 in the workplace environment. Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, solving complex problems, and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks.

* This course is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (COMP-1081).

Distance Delivery:
Students must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.
Required textbook sold separately and can be purchased at the Campus Store.

COMP-1238Word 2016
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Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2016 features. Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (Comp-1081)

HUMR-1007Payroll and Taxable Benefits
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Acquire knowledge of payrolls, earnings and deductions, methods of payment, employment standards and termination of employees. Learn about government remittances, allowances, taxable benefits, employer levies and government reporting.

MATH-1039Basic Business MathematicsRPL
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Develop the mathematical skills necessary to handle basic quantitative material found in other courses. Review basic arithmetic and algebraic operations. Study the application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees, taxes, and income statement analysis. Become familiar with handling financial mathematics topics like simple interest and discount, bank discounts, equivalent payment and negotiable instruments. Emphasis will be on main concepts rather than arithmetic.

MATH-1069Basic Mathematics
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Review basic arithmetic and algebra expressions, including but not limited to order of operations, application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees. Become familiar with calculating taxes, simple interest, discounts and converting partial hours into minutes to calculate cost to clients.

MGMT-1080Human Resource Management (40 hrs)RPL
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Discover the importance of Human Resources Management (HRM) to individuals, organizations, and society. Learn more about this integrated, goal orientated set of management functions, which are carried out in the context of multiple environments (competitive, social, legal and organizational).

MRKT-1002Marketing
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The course is designed to provide students with a current and relevant strategic approach to the principles of marketing. Terms such as target markets, marketing mixes, and strategic planning will be uncovered through lectures, activities, cases, and assignments with a student-centered approach focusing on how to connect with the customer in today's digital and global world.

PDEV-1947Exceptional Customer Service
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Attracting customers and keeping them: these are the goals of quality customer service. This workshop looks at who your customers are, what their needs are and how your business can satisfy those needs. Topics covered include internal and external customers/clients, top customer turn-offs, customer/clients with special needs and customers with problems.

PDEV-1985Team Building/Work Habits for Success
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Analyze yourself and others in order to see what each individual brings to the team, and discover why there is no “I” in “Team”. Re-energize the team, and make yours a winning team! Topics include how teams work, building a team attitude among your employees and learning how to deal with internal conflict to achieve “win-win” results.

 

PRAC-1048Workplace Practicum
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Upon completion of classroom work, students will be placed with a host organization for three weeks of on-the-job training.  This will familiarize students with the routines of a business office.

 

SAFE-1260Workplace Safety and Health
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This workshop will provide a basic introduction to workplace health and safety regulations. Discover the rights and responsibilities of employees and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors in complying with safety and health legislation. Learn to identify unsafe working practices and places and how to promote safety in your organization.

SEMR-9096Conflict Resolution
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We can expect to face conflict situations whenever we spend time with others; conflict gets resolved whether the situation is to our liking or not. This conflict resolution workshop addresses the interpersonal scope for such activity so that you can resolve your conflicts with others in a stable and safe environment, while still maintaining your own dignity. Topics include: safety procedures, how to maintain control of a situation, defusing techniques, how to listen and ask questions, mediation, and how to come to an eventual agreement.

SEMR-9106Negotiating Skills
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Explore the principles and practice of skilled negotiations. Learn to assess various negotiation situations and apply principles to arrive at an acceptable solution. Note: you will learn through a combination of lectures, discussion and group exercises.

SEMR-9115Managing Change
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Begin to understand the change management process, how to assess an organization’s readiness to implement change, and build the commitment to change. In this workshop, work through strategies to “make change stick”, cover create and implement change strategies, and learn to assess and evaluate the success of change strategies through lessons from the field.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

You are eligible for practicum after successfully completing all theory courses.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

 
You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see http://www.rrc.mb.ca/index.php?pid=2496

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

 

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Interlake Campus
Box 304
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB  R1A 1T0
Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
Phone: 204-785-5328
Fax: 204-482-7082
E-mail: interlake@rrc.ca

Portage Campus
32-5th Street SE
Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 1J2
Phone: 204-856-1914
Fax: 204-856-1915
E-mail: portage@rrc.ca

Steinbach Campus
Unit 2-385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB  R5G 0B3
Phone: 204-320-2500
Fax: 204-346-0178
E-mail: steinbach@rrc.ca

Winkler Campus
100-561 Main Street
Winkler, MB  R6W 1E8
Phone: 204-325-9672
Fax: 204-325-4947
E-mail: winkler@rrc.ca 

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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