BUSSF-DP Business/Technology Teacher Education - Accelerated

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  • One -year (10-month) diploma
  • September entry date
  • Annual application deadline: March 1
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Applicants must apply directly to Red River College
  • If you have a criminal record or are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you may not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.
  • International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at intled@rrc.mb.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability

The Business/Technology Teacher Education - Accelerated program is designed for certified teachers holding a Bachelor of Education degree.

The program develops the teaching and technical skills you require for teaching business and information communications technology education programs in the public school system.

Emphasis is placed on developing your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Information communication technologies
  • Digital photography and film
  • Animation and multimedia
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing/retailing
  • Management
  • Teaching methodology for business and technology education

When you successfully complete the one-year program you will have earned a diploma in Business/Technology Teacher Education from Red River College.

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.

Annual application deadline: March 1

Late applications may be considered by contacting the Teacher Education department at 204-632-2300 before applying.

Submit your application directly to Red River College. 

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Education Degree
    • Submit proof of successful completion of a Bachelor of Education degree from a Manitoba university or its equivalent
    • Preference will be given to those applicants having completed a B.Ed. program focusing on secondary school teaching
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • 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.
  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? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
    • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
    • If no, you are required to 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 required levels.
    • 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.
  3. Letters of Reference
    • Submit two letters of reference from an education professional supporting your application into the Business/Technology Teacher Education program
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  5. Candidate Information and Verification Meeting
    • The candidate meeting is an important part of the admission process, as it allows both the applicant and representatives of Teacher Education to discuss:
      • Submitted documentation
      • Credit for acceptable education
      • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities
      • Manitoba Education’s professional certification requirements
      • Details of the program, including expectations of both in-class and mentorship experiences
      • The applicant's interests and strengths relative to this teachable subject area
    • Applicants should allow one hour for the conversation
    • Meetings are arranged by the Teacher Education office once all admissions documentation is received by Enrolment Services
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

Prior to registration into your practicum placement, you will be required to submit the following:

  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)

If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1

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 )
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
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).
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)

Program Outline

This one-year program consists of 42 credit hours, as follows:

  • RRC Business/Technology technical course work (30 credit hours)
  • RRC Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment courses – Business Education (12 credit hours)

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 www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1056Fundamentals of Accounting 1
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Students will be introduced to financial accounting principles through to the completion of the accounting cycle in both a manual and computerized format. Based on rules of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles), students will learn how to analyze and record transactions and produce a variety of financial statements throughout the course.

ACCT-2008Fundamentals of Accounting 2
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As an extension of concepts learned in the Fundamentals of Accounting 1 course, students will be presented with additional accounting procedures and will be required to complete them in both a manual and computerized format. Students will understand various cash control procedures, prepare bank reconciliation statements, payroll records while completing various related journal entries. Preparation and analysis will be given towards topics such as depreciation, disposal of assets, reporting of earnings, income distribution and various other entries including but not limited to receivables and payables. Finally, students will demonstrate how to perform additional computerized accounting system tasks including how to complete a full system set-up and usage of selected software.

ADMN-1002Entrepreneurial Ventures
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Entrepreneurial Ventures will explore the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture. Topics associated with successful business ownership will be explored. The course provides the opportunity for students to experience the process of establishing an entrepreneurial venture. Elements to consider in an entrepreneurial venture include financing, marketing, operations, management, and personal considerations. Business plans will be developed and analyzed to assess associated risks, problems, and opportunities involved in a venture start-up.

BUSA-1085Business and Personal Finance
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BUSA-1305Introduction to Business
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This course introduces students to fundamental theories, concepts and current trends in Canadian and global business environments. Topics will expose students to business frameworks, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, human resources and operations. Course discussion will focus on the  examination of ethics, sustainability, political, legal and cultural issues as they relate to business and consumers. Emphasis is placed on relating course material relevant to events in the business world. Upon completion of this course, students should have a good understanding of what business is, where it comes from, the role of management within business, and the relationships between businesses, the economy, society and other stakeholders.

COMM-1067Information Technology
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Information Technology explores the design and creation of web content. Analysis and development of blogs, wikis, ePortfolios, and other websites are a focus of this course.  Students will receive instruction in web design theory, the creation of web content, coding, and scripting using industry software. Sites will be developed for desktop and mobile technologies.

COMP-1993Print Communications
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Print Communications is designed to help students develop print communication skills using word processing and desktop publishing applications. A focus of this course is to incorporate elements of good design, language and tone appropriate for business communication adhering to recognized standards. Students will be assessed on their ability to adhere to touch typing standards.

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Multimedia explores the visual aspects of digital content creation. Students will receive instruction in multimedia design theory and the creation of digital content. Multimedia elements such as still images, sound, video and interactivity will be created and edited using industry software and mobile applications.  

COMP-2029Emerging Technology
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Emerging Technology explores and evaluates current and emerging trends in technology within business and educational environments.  Software, hardware and online resources will be researched. This course focuses on new technologies that have been deployed, and those that are on the horizon for implementation in the next one to two years.

ECON-1002Principles of Economics
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Principles of Economics introduces the fundamental concepts of micro and macro economics. Local and global economies and the factors that cause change to both business and government are discussed. Relationships between supply and demand, buyers and sellers, revenues and costs, as well as how people respond to changes in price are explored. The impact of market economies, banking and fiscal policies, government policies, inflation, and unemployment will be examined. Students will analyze changes in the economy and identify factors that impact their everyday life.

EDUC-1075Business Education C and I 1
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This introductory methods course is for students to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encourage and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on preparing students with foundation skills in teaching practices with regards to planning and preparing the learning environment, as well as to infuse technologies in teaching Business and ICT courses. Students will plan and present lessons using a micro teaching environment, reflect on their learning and begin to develop a professional ePortfolio. This course includes an additional four-week practicum in a secondary school classroom.

EDUC-2001Business Education C and I 2
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This intermediate methods course empowers students to continue to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encouraging and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on differentiating instructional strategies and techniques that respond to the emerging issues in the schools. Students will be encouraged to infuse technologies in teaching Business and ICT courses. Students will generate lesson and unit plans, present lessons using a microteaching environment, reflect on their learning and continue to develop a professional ePortfolio. This course includes an additional four-week practicum in a secondary school classroom.

EDUC-2002Technology Inclusive Pedagogy
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This course examines educational practices with regard to pedagogy, content, and technology when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The focus of instruction is to become technologically fluent in teaching Business and ICT courses. Collaboration, both locally and globally, developing teaching and learning resources, and developing a professional learning network are important components of this course. An examination of appropriate procedures for teaching and learning with technology will aid in the development of classroom planning designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

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There is a common misconception that marketing and advertising are synonymous.  Topics will focus on the many facets of marketing such as how pricing, promotion, product, and place are used in the development of the marketing mix. This course expands on elements of the marketing mix and examines the role of social media, various advertising mediums and how effective marketing impacts consumer behaviour. Other topics include marketing ethics, laws, government regulation, social responsibility and sustainability. Market research, segmentation, targeting and positioning will be analyzed.  Students will explore marketing from a global perspective and the its impact on businesses and consumers. A theoretical and practical approach with in-class and out-of-class commitments to enhance learning will be used.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

On the basis of a prior learning assessment of the course work in the Bachelor of Education program, credit is granted for 24 credit hours of educational foundations, basic teaching methodology, and the school experiences towards the 60 credit hour diploma programs.

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.

Employment Potential

Graduates will be prepared to teach in the business education programs in secondary schools in Manitoba and other provinces.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

The Teacher Education Office
Room C312, Building C
2055 Notre Dame Avenue

How to Apply

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


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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