LIBIF-DP Library and Information Technology

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • 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.
      and
  2. Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) or English Language Assessment (ELA)
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (DRP or ELA) is appropriate for your situation
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet requirements
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
  3. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  4. Essay
    • Submit a two-page essay that describes:
      • What in your background and experience makes you a good candidate for working in the Library and Information Technology field?
      • Three reasons libraries are still important in contemporary society.
    • Essay instructions:
      • A personal, first-person voice is recommended.
      • Include your name and an appropriate title on the first page.
      • Font: use Times New Roman, 10 to 12 point.
      • Margins should be one inch on each side.
      • Include page numbers.
      • Single space within paragraphs and double space between paragraphs.
      • Essays should follow MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) styles.
      • There is no minimal number of sources required, and citations can be included on an extra page as necessary.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older 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.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • One credit of Grade 12 English
        or
      • RRC's Introduction to Business program (this program is no longer offered by the College)
        Note: COMP-1975 Business Computing is a required credit for the Library and Information Technology (LIT) diploma. However, ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1 and BUSA-1093 Introduction to Business have no value to the LIT diploma and therefore are not dual credit.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • 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.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 4

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
      • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
      • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
    • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
    • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
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