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  • Offered at three locations:
    • Adult Learning Centre, Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
    • Steinbach Community Learning Centre, Steinbach Campus
    • Winkler Community Learning Centre, Winkler Campus

This program allows you to prepare for Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses or to meet special admissions requirements for various RRC Polytech programs. You will develop your skills in English and mathematics. Any courses in the program that you complete may be applied toward a Mature Student High School Diploma (MSHSD).

No tuition is charged for this program for citizens or permanent residents of Canada. You pay a non-refundable materials fee of $30 per course, except for high school graduates who have 35 credits or more.  In this case the fee is no longer subsidized and you will be required to pay $312 per course.

Adult Learning Centre - Winnipeg
Classes are held at the Red River College Polytechnic Notre Dame Campus and are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Textbooks are rented to you by the RRC Polytech bookstore at approximately 10% of the cost of the book(s).

Steinbach Community Learning Centre
Classes are held at the Steinbach Community Learning Centre, Unit 2 - 385 Loewen Blvd. If you are interested in attaining your Grade 12 diploma or taking pre-requisite courses for College or University entrance, Red River College Polytechnic ~ Steinbach Adult Learning Centre offers a Mature Grade 12 Diploma Program.  Steinbach Adult Learning Centre offers high school courses in a variety of subject areas with instructor led blended learning classrooms.   No tuition is charged for this program although a $30.00 non-refundable materials fee per course.  To be eligible to register for the Mature Grade 12 Diploma you must be 19 years of age and have been out of school for one year.  Registration is on a continuous intake with courses starting at various times throughout the year. For more information or to book an appointment to have your questions answered, please call 204-320-2500 ext. 6005

Winkler Community Learning Centre
Courses are delivered via an independent / blended study model. Instructors are available to assist Monday through Thursday during the day at the Winkler Community Learning Centre, 100 - 561 Main Street, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact the office for instructor lunch hours.
Admission is on a continuous intake basis from September to end of May, with classes ending mid-June. Instructor-led classes may be offered if student numbers support a class. Some courses may require a textbook. A deposit of $30.00 is required for each book unless the book’s value is over $40.00 which will require a 50% deposit of the book’s value. Any books not returned to the Learning Centre at the end of the term will be invoiced to the student at the full replacement cost including GST. If the book’s value is less than $20.00, the deposit is forfeited.

Note: Not all courses are available at all campuses. Please check the Program Outline for the courses available at each campus.

Admission Requirements

Adult Learning Centre, Notre Dame Campus - If you have been out of school for several years, you will be required  to write  the Level Placement Test.  For information about the Level Placement Test call 204-632-3787. The test will determine your basic skills in math, language and English. 

Winkler Community Learning Centre, Winkler Campus - If you have been out of school  for several years you may be required to write tests assessing your math, reading and writing skills.

Who Should Enrol?

You can take this program if you lack the academic entrance requirements for college or university. The program can prepare you to undertake Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses or to meet special admissions requirements.

If you find that it is difficult to find suitable employment because you do not have a high school diploma, you can apply the credits that you earn in the Academic Foundations program toward attaining a Mature Student High School Diploma.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
1Please note: Material fees of $20.00 per course.
2This fee is applicable to International students only

Red River College Polytechnic 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.

Program Outline

Courses offered may differ at each Adult Learning Centre.

For course availability at each campus please review the Course Offering document

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.
CMP2-0001Computer Applications & Technology 20S
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This course is an introduction to computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheet and database.  It also introduces students to presentation and desktop publishing software.  Students will apply these applications in product-based assignments.


COMK-1694Keyboarding Skills
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Students learn basic keyboarding skills and build on these through a variety of drill and practice activities. In addition, students will apply these skills to authentic word processing tasks.

COMP-0002Computer Basics 21G
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COMP-1001Introduction to Windows
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This course covers the parts and functions of the Windows interface including running applications and file management. The Internet is also investigated in terms of searching for information and downloading files.

COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

ELA2-0001English Language Arts 20F
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English Language Arts 20F will benefit students who have been out of school for some time or have never taken a high school level English course.  It is designed to help students expand their skills and knowledge in language arts.  As well, student will learn strategies they can apply in other courses and non-school situations.


ELA2-0002English Language Arts 20M
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(No description available at this time)

ENGL-0007Foundations English 1
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This course helps you develop grammar usage and mechanics, sentence and paragraph construction, and expository paragraph writing skills. It is a prerequisite for

ENGL-0008 Foundations English 2.

ENGL-0008Foundations English 2
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This course includes paragraph writing, essay writing, and novel study. It is a continuation of ENGL-0007 Foundations English 1. It prepares students for Grade 12 English.

ENGL-1005Academic Foundations English Language Arts
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Development of skills in grammar, usage and mechanics, sentence and paragraph construction and expository paragraph writing.

FIL2-0000Filipino 21G
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GE2G-0001German 20G
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This course aims to assist the student in the further development of receptive and expressive language skills in German.  It provides learning opportunities in the intermediate German language arts: reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to speak, comprehend, read and write German at an intermediate level of proficiency.


GEO2-1001Geography 20S
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GEO2-1002Geographic Issues 20F
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Students will focus on geographic issues of the contemporary world. They explore the nature of geography and develop skills related to geographical thinking. Students use the tools of geography, including geographic information systems to examine issues and problems. They study concepts related to ownership and development of natural resources, production and distribution of food, development of industry and trade, and increasing urbanization. Students consider these issues in the context of Canada, North America and the world. Through their study, students become aware of the importance of the environment, stewardship, and sustainable development, as well as the social, political, and economic implications of their personal choices. The cluster titles in Grade 10 are 1. Geographic Literacy 2. Natural Resources 3. Food from the Land 4. Industry and Trade 5. Urban Places


IK15-0001Introductory Keyboarding 15G
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This course is an introduction to using the keyboard.  Topics covered include learning the keyboard, achieving keyboarding mastery, number and symbols, document editing, document formatting and composition.  The goal keyboarding speed for the course is 25 words per minutes.  A computer-based software program called EPC Keyboarding is used.


MAA2-0001Applied Math 20S
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Applied Math 20S will benefit students who need to upgrade basic math skills before beginning a high school level math course.  It will begin with a review of foundation math concepts such as fractions, decimals and algebra before moving into the Applied Math topics.  Applied Math 20S will allow students to master essential skills in topics that have become important in post-secondary institutions and technology-based industries.

MAC2-0001Consumer Mathematics 20M (modified)
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Consumer Mathematics 20M is designed for students with significant cognitive difficulties.  This course is composed of lessons (Lessons 1,3,4,5,6,9 and 10) and projects (Projects 1 and 2) covering a wide variety of consumer-based applications such as problem-solving, decision-making, fractions, decimal operations, number values and the meaning of percent.

MAC2-0002Consumer Math 20S
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MAP2-0001Pre-Calculus 20S
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Pre-Calculus Math 20S is divided into nine modules.  The topics covered include polynomials and factoring, analytic geometry, trigonometry, exponents and radicals, geometry, rational expressions and equations, functions, statistics and probability and variation and sequence.


MATH-0009Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math
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MATH-0010Essential Mathematics 20S
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MATH-0014Academic Foundations Mathematics 1
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This course will help in the development of problem-solving skills using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, metric and English measurement. It is a prerequisite for Academic Foundations Mathematics 2.

MATH-0015Academic Foundations Mathematics 2
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This course will help in the development of problem-solving skills using hand-held calculator, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. This course prepares students for entry into 30S Applied Mathematics and 40S Essential Mathematics.

MATH-0017Essential Math I 25S
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MATH-0018Essential Math II 25S
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MATH-1001Academic Foundations Mathematics
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RUS2-0001Russian 21G
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SCI2-0001Science 20F
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Senior 2, Science 20F is designed to continue students' development of a broad-based set of experiences across many science disciplines, including preparation for more specialized science courses in Senior 3 and Senior 4. It is structured into four clusters: Ecosystem Dynamics, Chemistry in Action, In Motion and Weather Dynamics.

SCIE-0006Science 20F
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This is a general science course that provides an introduction to biology, chemistry and physics. There are four topics:

  • Dynamics of ecosystems: investigating the ecology of Manitoba
  • Chemistry in action: studying the interaction of elements and compounds, as well as their use in industrial and domestic settings
  • In motion: introducing and investigating velocity, acceleration, and displacement
  • Weather dynamics: studying global and local climate conditions

SCIE-1003Academic Foundations Science
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Basic scientific concepts of matter, energy, work, power, mechanical advantage, and efficiency; systems of measurement; and problem-solving.

SP2F-0001Spanish 20F
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This course provides learning opportunities in the intermediate Spanish language arts: reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to speak, comprehend, read and write Spanish at an intermediate level of proficiency.

SP2G-0001Spanish 20G
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Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College Polytechnic programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College Polytechnic 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 https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

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

Recent Changes

Effective August 2010, at the Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg, ENGL-1005 Academic Foundations English Language Arts will be replaced with ENGL-0007 Foundations English 1.

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.

Graduation Requirements

If you are preparing to take Chemistry 30S and/or Physics 30S, you are advised to take the Science 20F course.
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