PART-TIME | WINKLER CAMPUS PERPP-NA Personal/Professional Development

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Overview

  • Available by classroom and distance delivery
  • Transfer credit opportunity: Credit toward various RRC certificate programs

Description
Discover the fun of learning! Continuing Education offers a wide range of personal interest and professional courses to enhance your skills in a variety of areas.

Whether you are looking to improve your academic skills, pursue a topic of special interest, or learn from the experts at our professional workshops, there is something for you.

 

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
ASLD-1010ASL Bridging
3
3
3
COMP-9386Infographics
0
BUSA-1080Keyboarding
1
PDEV-1080WEVAS
1
Electives
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.
ADEV-9005Android Mobile Development
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This micro-credential course introduces mobile software development. Students will study native application development for the Android platform. The course will cover basic user-interface creation including dialog boxes, toast notifications and event-driven programming. Students will become familiar with the Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to develop basic apps. Students will apply JSON data from HTTP application programming interfaces (APIs) to present data from and API to a user. Students will use an Android emulator to run and test a mobile app on their computers.


This is the first mobile computing micro-credential in Manitoba.

Career opportunities:

By completing the course, students will have an introduction to Android mobile app development that can be used as a first step in starting or building on a career to become a:
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Junior Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • React Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Product Designer
  • Application Developer
Salaries for these positions typically range from $53,000 to $114,000.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Java programming skills. (OOP concepts)
  • Familiarity with REST APIs.
System requirements:

Please see the system requirements listed on the Android Developers website.

Employee registration:

If you are sponsoring employees to attend the course, see the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-time Students form on the Student Records and Forms page.

ADEV-9006Android Mobile Development - Alumni
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This micro-credential course introduces mobile software development. Students will study native application development for the Android platform. The course will cover basic user-interface creation including dialog boxes, toast notifications and event-driven programming. Students will become familiar with the Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to develop basic apps. Students will apply JSON data from HTTP application programming interfaces (APIs) to present data from and API to a user. Students will use an Android emulator to run and test a mobile app on their computers.

This is the first mobile computing micro-credential in Manitoba.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

Career opportunities:

By completing the course, students will have an introduction to Android mobile app development that can be used as a first step in starting or building on a career to become a:

  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Junior Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • React Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Product Designer
  • Application Developer

Salaries for these positions typically range from $53,000 to $114,000.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Java programming skills. (OOP concepts)
  • Familiarity with REST APIs.

System requirements:

Please see the system requirements listed on the Android Developers website.

Employee registration:

If you are sponsoring employees to attend the course, see the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-time Students form on the Student Records and Forms page.

ASLD-1010ASL Bridging
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This course is designed for American English Sign Language and Deaf Studies (ASDP) Certificate students as well as individuals that have some experience with ASL. The course offers the opportunity to maintain and enhance ASL by progressing from common concrete communications, communicative events and interactions, to language usage expressing abstract ideas. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension and production of increasingly complex linguistic structure  with a focus on dialogue and conversational expressions. 

ASLD-1011American Sign Language 1
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This introductory course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn the basic skills required to communicate with Deaf people and some rules of ASL grammar and syntax. Students will be exposed to everyday communications such as greetings and introductions and exchanging basic information. An introduction to Deaf culture and the Deaf Community will also be provided. 

ASLD-1012American Sign Language 2
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This course is a study of American Sign Language designed to increase the student’s proficiency in intermediate ASL communication skills with emphasis on comprehension and conversation skills, cultural awareness, grammatical features, facial expressions, and vocabulary development. This course will provide a continued focus on developing the student’s insight into the culture and community of Deaf people.

Prerequisites:
ASLD-1013American Sign Language 3
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This course is a study of American Sign Language designed to increase the student’s proficiency in ASL communication skills with emphasis on comprehension and conversation skills, cultural awareness, grammatical features, facial expressions, numbers and vocabulary development and the use of Spatial spaces. This course builds upon the student’s knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture and community. 

Prerequisites:
ASLD-1014ASL Bridging 2
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ASLD-1015ASL Bridging 3
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BUSA-1080KeyboardingRPL
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Students will learn the skills to become proficient in Keyboarding; typing 40 words per minute with three errors or less.

BUSA-9023Managing Productivity
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Whether you are measuring and documenting your own productivity or managing the productivity of others, learn the four new management systems and procedures to maximize productivity at work. Move your skill set from the last century’s system of managing time to this century’s system of managing productivity.

With a growing number of people in the workforce working remotely, only these four new management systems allow you to successfully manage both on-site and remote workers.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Be able to rewrite job descriptions for greater productivity.
  • Understand the new environment of workplace outcomes rather than inputs.
  • Know how to produce written weekly reports that measure productivity.
  • Have the skill set to manage others' productivity, whether they work from a distance or in a central location.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

BUSA-9029Graphic Design for Visual Presentations
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Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest and most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will:
  • Understand the difference between good and poor design.
  • Utilize simple typographic, color, layout principles.
  • Choose proper images and illustrations for your project.
  • Analyze a professional designer's work and learn from them.
  • Understand brand identity standards and how to use them.
  • Discover the relationships between concept and theme.
Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

BUSA-9076Virtual-Hybrid Leadership Fundamentals
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The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the way people work and communicate. In this micro-credential course, leaders will examine the difference between virtual and hybrid work environments and how to adjust leadership styles and strategies for each. Leaders will learn how to communicate, collaborate, and engage with teams in a virtual or hybrid work environment. Leaders will acquire the knowledge, tools, and skills to lead, motivate, and build productive virtual and hybrid teams. Leaders will also explore how to create a cohesive team culture while leading virtual and hybrid projects and meetings.




Course Overview

  • Duration: 20 hours.
  • Delivery: Online.
  • Credential awarded: RRC Polytech micro-credential in the form of a digital badge that can be shared online and with employers.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this micro-credential course, students will be able to: 

  • Explain how the workplace trends are shifting since pre-pandemic levels.
  • Describe how to communicate effectively as a leader.
  • Outline how to apply critical thinking skills to understand and address situations.
  • Discuss how to apply self-awareness and effective listening strategies to lead virtual and hybrid teams.
  • Analyze how to direct, motivate, and ensure accountabilities on teams in any setting.
  • Discuss how to provide constructive feedback to team members using a coaching approach in any setting.
  • Create a plan to build a cohesive team culture in any setting.
  • Apply SMART goals to achieve business objectives for virtual and hybrid teams.
  • Explain how to apply project management fundamentals in virtual and hybrid projects.
  • Plan how to lead effective meetings for any type of audience.
  • Plan the delivery of an engaging presentation in virtual and hybrid situations.
  • Discuss a leader’s role in how to promote work-life balance in virtual or hybrid work environments.

COMM-1142Writing for the Web
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Learn how clarity, arrangement and purpose-driven content can make your web writing more authentic and effective.

You will be introduced to sound web writing principles and discussions on how technologies, interfaces, and data are impacted by the choices you make. Exercises, assignments, and case scenarios encourage you to develop skills in captioning photos, incorporating links, writing FAQ pages and more. The projects are designed to help you learn how to organize content, define writing purpose and craft clear messages that will positively impact website visitors and their behaviour.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1257Programming Essentials in Python
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This course is a basic introduction to programming using the Python programming language. Students will develop, code, test and debug programs for simple applications using proper programming principles and documentation. Topics include data types, variable declaration, control structures, methods, classes, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, arrays, and other data structures. No prior knowledge of programming is required.

Python is recommended for developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Students who complete this course are ready to take the PCAP-Certified Associate in Python programming. Students who pass this course will receive a digital badge.

COMP-1277Microsoft Excel 365 - Level 1
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Students will gain the foundational skills to use Excel in the workplace. Beginning by determining what the purpose of the worksheet is, students will enter the worksheet data to communicate information. Students will then use formulas for basic arithmetic operators and some of the most commonly used functions for calculations. Students will then apply formatting options to give the worksheet an easy-to-read appearance. Finally, students will explore layouts and print options for screen view printed output. This course is a pre-requisite for COMP-1278 Microsoft Excel 365 - Level 2. 


Each of the three Microsoft Excel 365 micro-credential courses award an official RRC Polytech digital badge that can be shared on social media, with a forth badge awarded for completing all of the courses.

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). 

Online Delivery:
Students must have access to a Windows based computer and use the Microsoft 365 subscription available to all RRC Polytech students. 

COMP-1278Microsoft Excel 365 - Level 2
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First, students will create charts to represent the data visually. Next, learn how to manage data across multiple worksheets in a workbook and between workbooks. Then, create 3-D formulas in worksheets within the same workbook and between different workbooks. Students will create names for cells and ranges for easier cell recognition and to use in formulas for clarity. Finally, students will explore financial functions for calculations, logical functions to compare data and lookup functions to find values. This course is a pre-requisite for COMM-1279 Microsoft Excel 365 - Level 3. 


Each of the three Microsoft Excel 365 micro-credential courses award an official RRC Polytech digital badge that can be share on social media, with a fourth badge awarded for completing all of the courses. 
Online Delivery: 
Students must have access to a Windows based computer and use the Microsoft 365 subscription available to all RRC Polytech students. 

COMP-1279Microsoft Excel 365 - Level 3
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First, students will create tables to give structure to data and use sorting and filtering to analyze data and use Total row option for summary function calculations. Then, students will use the Quick Analysis Tool for direct access to a collection of features as an alternative to tabs. Students will then create basic macros to change manual repetitive tasks into automated tasks. Next, students will create templates as a predesigned bases for new workbooks using frequently used content to save time and to ensure consistency. Finally, students will learn how to protect worksheets and cells from unauthorized access or editing. 


Each of the three Microsoft Excel 365 micro-credential courses award an official RRC Polytech digital badge that can be shared on social media, with a fourth badge awarded for completing all of the courses. 

Online Delivery:
Students must have access to a Windows based computer and use the Microsoft 365 subscriptions available to all RRC Polytech students. 

Registration for this course will open in summer 2023

COMP-9385Photoshop for Presentations
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Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties.

In this course, you will find out the purpose of each photo editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

COMP-9386Infographics
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After taking this course, you will be exposed to a powerful, concise way of presenting information. The course begins with a history of infographics and the types of infographics used in business, education and industry. You will be exposed to Pinterest and other web-based sources of infographics. The course proceeds to an exposure to various user-friendly infographic creation websites.

Learn the basics of designing infographics and be create your own simple infographic.

Duration: 16 hours self-directed over 1 month.

This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through the Learning Resources Network (LERN) via their UGotClass online course platform. Courses will never be cancelled once registration is open.

ECED-1089Introduction to Science of Early Child DevelopmentRPL
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In this course, students explore information from the resource, The Science of Early Child Development – Introductory Edition. Readings, videos, links, interactive games and discussions are utilized by students to gain basic knowledge of child development and links to practice in early childhood education.

ECED-9010Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching In Early Childhood Education
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Learners will refine their practice as they establish a mentorship relationship with a novice Early Childhood Educator in their workplace. This course focuses on the processes of mentoring and coaching and the role of collaboration in an Early Learning and Child Care setting.

Note: We recommend that students have a minimum of an Early Childhood Education diploma.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential are awarded with a digital badge in Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching in Early Childhood Education.

Students who successfully complete the following four micro-credentials are awarded an overall digital badge in Mentorship in Early Childhood Education:
ECED-9010 Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching in Early Childhood Education

ECED-9011The Feedback Loop: Communication in the Mentoring Relationship
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Learners will examine communication in a mentorship relationship and begin to develop their personal communication style with a mentee. This course focuses on communication and coaching skills for providing feedback in positive and challenging situations.

Note: We recommend that students have a minimum of an Early Childhood Education diploma.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential are awarded with a digital badge in The Feedback Loop: Communication in the Mentoring Relationship.

Students who successfully complete the following four micro-credentials are awarded an overall digital badge in Mentorship in Early Childhood Education:
ECED-9011 The Feedback Loop: Communication in the Mentoring Relationship

ECED-9012Planning for Individualized Professional Development
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Learners will consider the work of the Early Childhood Educator and how to locate available resources to support the mentoring and coaching relationship. This course will focus on the ongoing training needs of novice Early Childhood Educators by creating individualized professional development plans for the mentor and the mentee.

Note: We recommend that students have a minimum of an Early Childhood Education diploma.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential are awarded with a digital badge in Planning for Individualized Professional Development.

Students who successfully complete the following four micro-credentials are awarded an overall digital badge in Mentorship in Early Childhood Education:
ECED-9012 Planning for Individualized Professional Development

ECED-9013Career Planning for Early Childhood Educators
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This course will focus on career planning from a personal and coaching perspective. Various sector opportunities and career paths for Early Childhood Educators will be explored. The Mentor in Training will develop a personal career plan as a culmination of this course.

Note: We recommend that students have a minimum of an Early Childhood Education diploma.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential are awarded with a digital badge in Career Planning for Early Childhood Educators.

Students who successfully complete the following four micro-credentials are awarded an overall digital badge in Mentorship in Early Childhood Education:
ECED-9013 Career Planning for Early Childhood Educators

PDEV-1060Business Planning, Free Resources, Start-Up Lending
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There are a lot of resources to help innovators and entrepreneurs to get started on their idea. This workshop will show you some of the free resources that are available to you in the City of Portage La Prairie and Province of Manitoba. Form web-based tools to in person consultation and advice, this session will help find what you need to get you on the path to success. The workshop presenters will also let you know about financial resources that are available to start-up businesses and provide you with insight on how to leverage these resources. 

PDEV-1061Inventing the Next Big Thing - Why Patents Matter
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Have you come up with the "next big thing"? Whether you are creating cutting-edge technology or improving a well-known product or process, you need to know more about patents. Patents can increase credibility, boost confidence among investors, keep your competitors at bay, and help you profit financially from your creativity. Don't let someone beat you to it! Learn what can patent and how, in order to stop others, form making, using or selling your inventions, and turn your innovations into lucrative business assets. 


A special note: if you attend this session and wish to discuss particulars of an invention you are working on, do NOT disclose any specifics during the open session - you'll learn why during the seminar! 

PDEV-1062Insurance and Banking for your New Business
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Make sure that you have that basics covered. Learn about protecting your customers, your investments, your assets and business, what kind of insurance is advised for various kinds of business and insurance coverage options that are available to you. Find out what banking options will work best for your kind of business and why it is important to have a division between your personal and business accounts. You will also learn about different types of accounts and what kinds of accounts work best of various kinds of businesses.  

PDEV-1063When to Register Your Business Name or Incorporate and Marketing Your New Business
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Starting up a new business? This workshop is one that you will not want to miss! Learn to navigate the complexity of how to register your business name, why you want to register your business name and when you really need to. Our local experts will also let you know at what business size and the situations where it makes sense to incorporate your business and the process to have your business incorporated, what that means and how long it takes. You will ten learn some tips and tricks for marketing your new business or product, what works and how important brand recognition and development is to your success.  

PDEV-1080WEVAS
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Learn to recognize challenging behaviour and develop the skills that focus on your response. Improve your communication skills to help the student return to a safe learning state.


NOTE: We are not currently offering WEVAS for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

PDEV-9053Financial Literacy
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Learn how to set and achieve goals using an established, working savings plan.

PHOT-1038Digital Portfolio Development
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You will learn how to develop a web presence on the appropriate social media channels by building a simple website, blog or online store using a popular website builder. You will use creative writing techniques to connect with an audience through blogging and social media posts. You will then explore the fundamentals of online marketing, data analytics, search engine optimization (SEO) and effective use of #hashtags.

PROF-9011Second Assistant Film Accountant Fundamentals - Accounts Payable
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In this micro-credential course, students will be introduced to accounting processes in the film industry. Students will focus on the analysis of film production budgets, evaluate production expenses, and process them using financial accounting software (Sage 50). Ancillary work outside of software use is explored to better understand the film industry accounting workflow.

Note: The film accounting series (PROF-9011, PROF-9012 and PROF-9013) can be taken in any order. However, if you are new to the field, we suggest you take the courses in sequence.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential course are awarded a digital badge in Second Assistant Film Accountant Fundamentals - Accounts Payable.

Students who successfully complete the following three micro-credential courses are awarded an overall digital badge in Film Accounting:

PROF-9012Second Assistant Film Accountant Fundamentals - Petty Cash
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In this micro-credential course, students will further develop their film production accounting knowledge. This micro-credential course will focus on assessing incoming crew members' expenses, reconciling ledgers and managing film production credit cards. Financial accounting software will be used to support a variety of accounting functions for the production.

Note: The film accounting series of courses (PFOR-9010, PROF-9011 and PROF-9012) can be taken in any order. However, if you are new to the field, we suggest you take the courses in sequence.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential course are awarded a digital badge in Second Assistant Film Accountant Fundamentals - Petty Cash.

Students who successfully complete the following three micro-credential courses are awarded an overall digital badge in Film Accounting:

PROF-9013First Assistant Film Accountant Fundamentals - Payroll
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In this micro-credential course, students will further their knowledge of film production accounting processes. The focus will be on film production payroll, using real-world local union requirements in calculation. Students will dissect local industry union collective agreements and implement the required protocols. Students will also audit payroll documents, ensuring meticulous attention to collective agreement articles or potential contract agreements.

Students who successfully complete this micro-credential course are awarded a digital badge in First Assistant Film Accountant Fundamentals - Payroll.

Students who successfully complete the following three micro-credential courses are awarded an overall digital badge in Film Accounting:

SEMR-1039How to Learn Online
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This course will help you develop an understanding of what online learning is about and what skills are necessary to be a successful student.

You will learn some of the differences between an online and a traditional course and what it takes to succeed. You will discover:

  • What your time management type is and how to make use of your skills
  • How to schedule your time and use critical thinking
  • How to solve some of the technical problems you might encounter
  • The differences between reading a book and reading online

TRAD-9032Energy Advisor Foundation Level Training
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate how to maintain courteous and professional relations with clients (e.g., dependability, timeliness, clear and polite communication).
  2. Explain the blower door technology for air tightness test.
  3. Explain the HOT2000 software for modelling a home.
  4. Explain the process how homes are built and renovated. 
  5. Explain the factors that would make a home function efficiently.
  6. Describe safety considerations when accessing home construction or renovation sites (ladder safety, pilot lights, etc.)
  7. Describe building envelope barrier systems (air barrier, vapour barrier, moisture barrier, weather/wind barrier, thermal barrier, etc.) in homes. 
  8. Describe windows, skylights, doors, and other transitions found in a building envelope.
  9. Use the Glossary of Housing Terms for communications with clients and air testing and modelling software.
  10. Explain the operations of mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  11. Describe renewable energy systems and their properties.
  12. Identify the elements that make up a building and recognize their interdependence (house-as-a-system concept).
  13. Describe the diagnostic indicators (i.e. moisture, radon, carbon monoxide) of indoor air pollutants. 
  14. Explain the physical processes for heat, air, and moisture flow that occur within a building.
  15. Explain the interdependence between heat, air and moisture in a home.

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and virtual meetings)
  • One synchronous evening session per week
Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC Polytech Campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships:

Awards and bursaries are available for this program. See the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information and to apply.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC Polytech alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register by calling 204.694.1789 (Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Fri 8:00am-3:30pm).

TRAD-9033Energy Advisor House Level
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the EnerGuide Rating System and its use for home use efficiency.
  2. Gather geometric and construction information and data for a given home.
  3. Explain the EnerGuide Rating System services such as Basic Service, Renovation Upgrade Service, Construction Blower Door Service, and Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes.
  4. Conduct blower door tests and apply diagnostics for identifying leak location.
  5. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  6. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines.
  8. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of NRCan, service organizations, managers, energy advisors, and contractors.
  9. Demonstrate the process of registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers, contractors, suspension, and delicensing/deregistration for energy advisors.
  10. Describe quality assurance procedures within a service organization.

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and labs)
  • 24-hour/3-day skill lab at BETAC and RRC Notre Dame Campus, consisting of HOT2000 software and blower door training
Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC Polytech Campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships:

Awards and bursaries are available for this program. See the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information and to apply.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC Polytech alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register by calling 204.694.1789 (Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Fri 8:00am-3:30pm). 

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9034Energy Advisor Practicum
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This course is currently only available to students in the Energy Advisor micro-credential program. If you are a student in the program, contact us to register.

This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the foundational and house evaluation skills in practice.
  2. Interact and communicate with the homeowner to evaluate the home for EnerGuide audit process. 
  3. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  4. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  5. Discus findings and potential upgrade opportunities with homeowner. 
  6. Create EnerGuide label for the entire house.
  7. Submit the final home report to NRCan website.

Format:

  • Features a work-integrated learning component where groups of students will be assessed in houses
  • Additional details will depend on the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the course start date
Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC Polytech Campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships:

Awards and bursaries are available for this program. See the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information and to apply.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: A discount is available to RRC Polytech alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register by calling 204.694.1789 (Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Fri 8:00am-3:30pm). 

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9035Energy Advisor Foundation Level Training Alumni
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate how to maintain courteous and professional relations with clients (e.g., dependability, timeliness, clear and polite communication).
  2. Explain the blower door technology for air tightness test.
  3. Explain the HOT2000 software for modelling a home.
  4. Explain the process how homes are built and renovated.
  5. Explain the factors that would make a home function efficiently.
  6. Describe safety considerations when accessing home construction or renovation sites (ladder safety, pilot lights, etc.)
  7. Describe building envelope barrier systems (air barrier, vapour barrier, moisture barrier, weather/wind barrier, thermal barrier, etc.) in homes.
  8. Describe windows, skylights, doors, and other transitions found in a building envelope.
  9. Use the Glossary of Housing Terms for communications with clients and air testing and modelling software.
  10. Explain the operations of mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  11. Describe renewable energy systems and their properties.
  12. Identify the elements that make up a building and recognize their interdependence (house-as-a-system concept).
  13. Describe the diagnostic indicators (i.e. moisture, radon, carbon monoxide) of indoor air pollutants.
  14. Explain the physical processes for heat, air, and moisture flow that occur within a building.
  15. Explain the interdependence between heat, air and moisture in a home.

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and virtual meetings)
  • One synchronous evening session per week

Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

•Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

TRAD-9036Energy Advisor House Level Alumni
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This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the EnerGuide Rating System and its use for home use efficiency.
  2. Gather geometric and construction information and data for a given home.
  3. Explain the EnerGuide Rating System services such as Basic Service, Renovation Upgrade Service, Construction Blower Door Service, and Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes.
  4. Conduct blower door tests and apply diagnostics for identifying leak location.
  5. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  6. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines.
  8. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of NRCan, service organizations, managers, energy advisors, and contractors.
  9. Demonstrate the process of registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers, contractors, suspension, and delicensing/deregistration for energy advisors.
  10. Describe quality assurance procedures within a service organization.

Format:

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and labs)
  • 24-hour/3-day skill lab at BETAC and RRC Notre Dame Campus, consisting of HOT2000 software and blower door training

Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.

Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9037Energy Advisor Practicum Alumni
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This course is currently only available to students in the Energy Advisor micro-credential program. If you are a student in the program, contact us to register.

This course covers fundamental competencies such as low-rise housing construction and renovation, building envelope, heating, ventilation, air tightness testing, house energy computer modelling, and air conditioning, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept. It will also prepare students for the NRCan exam.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the foundational and house evaluation skills in practice.
  2. Interact and communicate with the homeowner to evaluate the home for EnerGuide audit process.
  3. Use HOT2000 software, along with home geometric and construction data, to estimate house’s annual energy consumption.
  4. Interpret the reports generated from HOT2000.
  5. Discus findings and potential upgrade opportunities with homeowner.
  6. Create EnerGuide label for the entire house.
  7. Submit the final home report to NRCan website.

Format:

  • Features a work-integrated learning component where groups of students will be assessed in houses
  • Additional details will depend on the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the course start date

Textbooks:

The following textbook is require for the program:

Canadian Home Builder's Manual | ISBN: 978-0-86506-066-1 | Price: $89.25
Note: the textbook is not available at the RRC campus Store. Follow the link above to purchase the textbook.

Efficiency Manitoba Award:

Five awards of $560 established by Efficiency Manitoba are available for students enrolled in the Energy Micro Credential Foundation Level Course. The award is available to support students within the following under-represented groups, as defined by Natural Resources Canada: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

To be considered, please submit the Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships form (PDF) and a statement outlining how you meet the criteria of this award (member of underrepresented group) to financialaid@rrc.ca. The application deadline for this award is October 4, 2021. Applications will be considered based on the date/time received.


Registration:

Organizations looking to register their employees for the course should use the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

Note: The discounted course fee that appears on this page is only available to RRC alumni. If you are not an alumnus, please register using this page.

Prerequisites:
TRAD-9045Intro to Electric Vehicle Technology
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The Intro to Electric Vehicle Technology course has been specifically designed to prepare technicians for the in depth training of Electric vehicle systems and diagnostics. This electrical hands on course is required because of the electrical knowledge and diagnostic skills required for working safely and confidently on today’s electric vehicles. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, this 2 module, 10 day course covers electrical and electronic fundamentals, battery technology and charging methods, regenerative braking as well as data communications.

After taking the Intro to Electric Vehicle course, the technician will have a firm understanding of electrical, electronics, DVOM operation, battery and electrical safety and electrical diagnosis. This course will provide the strong electrical foundation and skills required for technicians to successfully maintain and diagnose electric vehicles.

This course includes both theory and practical instructional methods.

WRKS-91784 Seasons of Reconciliation
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4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a three-hour online course that includes 10 interactive modules providing the foremost educational tool for corporate, community and classroom anti-racist training in providing the foundation on reconciliation with authentic Indigenous voices.
 
Topics covered during the three-hour course include:
• The Colonial Lens of History
• Pre-Contact
• Treaties
• Residential Schools
• United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
• Indigenous Relations
• Reconciliation
• Restitution
 
Training is delivered completely online and at your own pace.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2023 Fall Term
PDEV-1080 WEVASmore info
Location: Fort Alexander
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 04, 23 - Nov 11, 23Sa9:00AM - 4:00PMA. Waldner243625$505
Location: Fort Alexander
Dates
Nov 04, 23 - Nov 11, 23
Class days
Sa
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
A. Waldner
Section
243625
Cost
$505

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 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.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
E-mail: cde@rrc.ca

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

Peguis-Fisher River Campus
Box 598
Peguis, MB  R0C 3J0
Phone: 204-645-4179
E-mail: peguisfisherrivercampus@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

 

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.

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

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