FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS INDSF-DP Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship

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Overview

  • Diploma year of specialization after completion of Social Innovation and Community Development one-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Offered at Exchange District (downtown) Campus, Winnipeg

Description
After completing the foundation year in the Social Innovation and Community Development program, you will have the option of choosing to complete your diploma year in Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship.

Courses within this program are experiential, project-based, and modular. Many are scheduled sequentially; participants ladder their knowledge of the different dimensions of social entrepreneurship towards the ultimate goal of establishing an enterprise of your own or joining a social enterprise with knowledge of every aspect of the business. You will develop a product or service addressing a specific market and social opportunity and build the organizational infrastructure needed to launch that enterprise.

High participation levels in coursework are an important element of academic success. This program also engages significant online learning to facilitate flexibility and creativity.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.

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Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.
Regular Admission Requirements

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 2
$6,046.00
Books and Supplies
Year 2
$500.001
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 2
$16,363.00
1Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates

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 Polytech 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 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.

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.
COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 and applies them to the workplace. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency while also applying speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long- term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and participatory learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

Prerequisites:
DEVE-2038Social Enterprise
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DEVE-2039Design Thinking for Social Innovation
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DEVE-2040Governance Structures
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(No description available at this time)

DEVE-2041Capstone Project for Social Entrepreneurship
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(No description available at this time)

FNCE-2002Finance
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Participants will explore financial management in order to develop the financial infrastructure to launch a social enterprise.

HUMR-2002Human Resources and Operations Management
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(No description available at this time)

INNO-2003Assessing Feasibility and Viability
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Participants will define how they will assess and test the desirability, feasibility, and viability of their prototypes.

MRKT-2007Marketing Principles
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(No description available at this time)

MRKT-2011Marketing Campaigns
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PROJ-2021Social Entrepreneur Project
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Participants will participate in a four-week consultation with mentors and an instructional team to complete the process of designing the infrastructure for the launch of a social enterprise.

Prerequisites:
All other year 2 courses must be completed prior to taking the Practicum.
SALE-2005Customer Relations and Sales
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(No description available at this time)

WRKE-2021Social Entrepreneur Work Experience
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Participants will be placed with a community organization for a four-week placement to participate in building or improving the infrastructure for a social enterprise.

Prerequisites:
All other year 2 courses must be completed prior to taking the Practicum.

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.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Contact Information

For general information about this or any other program, admission requirements, or how to apply, contact Indigenous Liaison Advisor at indigenous@rrc.ca or visit https://www.rrc.ca/indigenous/aspiring-student/

For detailed program information, contact:
Ginger Arnold

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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