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

You can take a variety of Grade 12 courses if you are looking to attain the Mature Student High School Diploma (MSHSD) or if you are a high school graduate requiring specific courses for college or university.

You will benefit from both group and individualized instruction in all courses.

No tuition is charged for these courses for citizens or permanent residents of Canada. You pay a materials fee of $30 per course, except for high school graduates who have 34 credits or more. In this case the fee is no longer subsidized and you will be required to pay $312 per course. All Grade 12 courses may be applied to the Mature Student High School Diploma.

Adult Learning Centre - Winnipeg
All classes are held during the day at the College’s Notre Dame Campus. Entry dates are late August and early February.

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 independent study with some courses available as instructor-led classes. Instructors are available to assist Monday through Thursday during the day as well as two evenings at the Winkler Community Learning Centre, 100 - 561 Main Street. Please contact the office for instructor hours.
Admission is on a continuous intake basis from September to June. Instructor-led classes start at various times throughout the year as dictated by student numbers. 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

Regular Admission Requirements
Successful completion of Grade 11

Special Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements

Adult Learning Centre, Notre Dame Campus  - Demonstrate equivalency in Manitoba Grade 11 by taking the Level Placement Tests. These tests 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?

The Grade 12 program can help you meet the academic entrance requirements for college or university. 

Attaining a Mature Student high school diploma could provide you with new employment opportunities.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
1Material 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.
BIO4-0001Biology 40S
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This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire a body of knowledge in the areas of ecology, biodiversity, and genetics. In addition, this course will develop skills such as laboratory, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and study skills.

CHE4-0023Chemistry 40S
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The pre-requisite for this course is Chemistry 30S. Chemistry 40S is a study of matter and its properties, as well as application of all these chemical phenomena in our daily life. WHMIS, Aqueous Reactions, Atomic Structure, Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Acid-Base Equilibrium and Electrochemistry will be taught at this level of Chemistry. In this course we will be following the curriculum set out for Chemistry 40S by Manitoba Education.


CWH4-0001Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S
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This course will engage students in an exploration of the connections among cinema as an art form, cinemas as a product of history, and cinema as an interpreter of history. Students will respond to and discuss the aesthetic and emotional elements of cinema and will apply historical thinking concepts to the analysis of historical themes as represented in various films and other sources. Throughout the course, students will apply critical media literacy skills in order to understand that film does not simply reflect the past, but interprets and retells the past and, at times, reconstructs it. Throughout the course, students will engage in guided viewing, write film critiques that show evidence of historical thinking and critical media literacy, and conduct historical research to evaluate and reflect on representations of history in film.

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.

ENT4-0006ELA 40S Transactional Provincial Exam
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FS4S-0001Family Studies 40S
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The Family Studies course provides skills and knowledge in the areas of parenting, relationships and the well-being of individuals and families.  Students increase their knowledge of how individuals and families function in society during different stages of the life cycle.  The purposes of the course is to help students understand their own and their family situations, help students appreciate the variety and diversity among families today, make students more conscious of the personal decisions they must make throughout their life and of the societal influences that affect those decisions.  It consists of six units: development, personal development, relationships and life choices, parenthood and diversity in family and aging.

GIS4-0001Global Issues: Citizenship & Sustainability 40S
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Students research and discuss relevant social, political, environmental, and economic issues as they affect Canada and the world at large.  Through their inquiry, students will ask questions and discuss what actions can be taken in light of their research.

The course is “topic” driven – 1st Nations concerns, water & pollution, non-renewable energy sources vs. sustainable energy practices, illiteracy and poverty will be discussed.  Students will be involved in selecting other topics as the course progresses and they will assume responsibility for sharing their findings with the class.

The key aspect of the course will be participation – students must be active rather than passive.  There will be no textbook required as most of the data will be taken from the Internet.

LAW4-0001Canadian Law 40S
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Law 40S introduces students to the Canadian legal system, as well as the principles, practices and consequences of law with regard to torts, contracts, crimes, property rights, family and inheritance.


MAA4-0013Applied Math 40S
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The course is designed to help students understand mathematical concepts in a non-abstract and practical manner. The course incorporates hands-on exercises, projects, and everyday life applications. Topics include matrices, vectors, finances, systems of equations, probability, variability and statistical analyses, design and measurement, applications of periodic functions, sequences, and non-linear functions.

MAA4-0014Applied Math 40S Provincial Exam
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MAP4-0138Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
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These topics are included in the course: fundamental concepts; first degree equations; products and factoring; formulae; functions and factorials; algebraic fractions; exponents and radicals; quadratic equations; simultaneous equations; sequences and series, graphing equations; analytic geometry; ratio and proportion; trigonometry; the laws of sines and cosines; trigonometric identities; sine waves and radians; and logarithms.

MAP4-0139Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S Provincial Standards Examination
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MATH-0012Essential Math 40S
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This course addresses mathematical application through the emphasis and context of consumer applications, problem solving, decision-making and spatial sense.  The topics covered in this course include: Home Finance, Business Finance, Vehicle Finance, Precision Measurement, Statistics, Probability, Geometry and Trigonometry. This course is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on mathematics and science-related fields.

MATH-0013Essential Math 40S Provincial Exam
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MATH-0019Introduction to Calculus 45S
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PHY4-0009Physics 40S
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The emphasis in this course is on hands-on learning through labs and activities, as well as on problem-solving. Topics include kinematics (motion) in one and two dimensions, dynamics (forces affecting motion), circular motion, momentum and impulse, gravitational fields and space exploration, electric and magnetic fields, electric circuits and electro-magnetic induction, and nuclear and medical physics. A good knowledge of Grade 11 algebra and trigonometry is required.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College Polytech 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 https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ 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 www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

You can apply all courses toward attaining the Mature Student High School Diploma. To achieve this diploma, you must attain eight senior level credits. Four of the credits must be at the Grade 12 40S level and must include English and Math.

Each June a graduation ceremony is held for those students achieving their Mature Student High School Diploma.

Employment Potential

Former students have been able to enroll in some College programs after successfully completing this program.

An additional benefit for many has been the personal development and self-esteem that has grown from their increased knowledge and skills.

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