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Courses and Descriptions

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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 for additional contact information.
ABOR-1051Aboriginal History & Life Skills
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You will learn life skills for self, family, job and native studies.  The goal of this course is  to assist students in becoming a balanced self-determined individual who is mindful and respectful of others, one who can communicate effectively and be balanced in the four aspects of self:  spirit, emotional, physical, and mental quadrants.  This approach supports the holistic approach to education.  Also, the behaviours related to historical intergenerational unresolved trauma will be covered including colonization, intergenerational effects of residential schools, land-based trauma, and lateral violence.

ABOR-1065Upgrading Skills
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Ensure you are on the right track as you prepare for post-secondary education. This course will include basic study skills, team building and life skills.

COMM-1099Reading and Study Skills
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COMM-1194Reading and Writing Skills
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This course will enhance and strengthen foundational reading and writing skills to support student success in College programs. Study reading strategies to support comprehension and gain an understanding of techniques and processes to improve writing skills pertaining to academic, research papers and other documents using APA format. Emphasis will be placed on grammar, spelling, structure and the correct use of grammar.

COMM-1195Study Skills and Upgrading
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This course will focus on study skills preparation and upgrading for entering into full-time programs.

COMM-1196Life Skills II
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This course will focus on life skills preparation to support students entering full-time programs.

ENGL-1004Technical English for Welding
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This English course is designed for persons who are currently employed as welders and would like to increase their knowledge of the technical terms and language of the trade. This course will assist persons with technical language skills needed to complete the welding supervisor courses.

ENL4-0002English 40S Language and Technical Communications
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This course equips students with the skills to write effectively for business and technical purposes. You will progress from writing simple letters of request and complaint to reports and proposals, and finally to a comprehensive original research report.

ENT4-0005English 40S Transactional Focus
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This course focuses on writing for practical purposes: persuasive and expository writing, research skills, analysis of writing style, basics of technical writing, as well as the study of media and literature.

MATH-1102Basic Math Review
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Review the four basic number operations.  Emphasis is on developing proficiency in using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages, and ratios and proportions.

MATH-1103Pre-Trades Mathematics
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The purpose of this training is to enhance the opportunities of students for success in the trades mathematics.  Students who plan to enter the trades courses in the fall and who are weak in mathematics should consider taking this training.  Topics covered are: the manipulation of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, signed numbers, geometry (including calculation of volume), algebra (solving equations in one unknown), and problem solving.

MATH-1194College Mathematics
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This course will enhance and strengthen foundational mathematical skills to support student success in College programs.

MATH-9001Mathematics Refresher
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MATH-9147Pre-Trades Mathematics
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 You will review the four mathematical operations in concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, with and without using a calculator. You will learn to apply principles of conversions, using metric and English (U.S. standard) measurements, principles of percent, ratio and proportion, and principles of right-angle triangles. You will also learn how to manipulate equations and formulae to solve shop-related problems as well as problems in basic geometry. You will be introduced to calculations involving perimeter, area and volume.

PDEV-1042Reading and Comprehension Preparation
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Develop and improve your reading skills and comprehension as well as expand vocabulary through a series of exercises .

PDEV-9001Preparation for GED
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These classes will you prepare for the General Education Development (GED) tests.  Topics include mathematics, writing, reading and comprehension skills, literature, science, and social studies.  Applicants must be at least 19 years of age to write the official tests.

PDEV-9044IELTS Preparation
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In this course you will learn how to improve your score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  You will become familiar with the structure of the test, learn test-taking strategies specific to the IELTS and practice with an instructor. The course will review all four components: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Special emphasis will be given to the grammar structures, vocabulary items and sentence patterns important to the IELTS. You will also get the opportunity to have an instructor give individualized feedback on student performance for the tested skills.

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Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

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

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic 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 Polytechnic.

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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

Portage Campus
32–5th St. S.E.
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1J2
Phone: 204-856-1914
Fax: 204-856-1915

Steinbach Campus
Unit 2 – 385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB  R5G 0B3
Phone: 204-320-2500
Fax: 204-346-0178

Winkler Campus
100 – 561 Main Street
Winkler, MB  R6W1E8
Phone: 204-325-9672
Fax: 204-325-4947

College Support Services

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

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