FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS PROIF-CT Property and Casualty Insurance

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Overview

  • Five-month certificate program
  • August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Four-week practicum included

Description

Develop the fundamental insurance and business skills for entry-level positions in the three primary career streams of the property and casualty insurance field. You will gain the basic skills required for general insurance client interactions in brokerage, claim adjusting and underwriting environments. The essential business skills you will acquire in this program will enhance your employment opportunities as an Insurance Generalist in the insurance industry.

Please note: To be eligible to participate in the practicum component for the program, which is required to graduate from the Property and Casualty Insurance certificate program, students may be required to complete an Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) Check. The record checks must be submitted and approved prior to the commencement of the practicum. For further information, see Police Information Check.

NOTE: The specific requirements for the completion of the IIC exams and for Licensure (ICM) are determined by those industry bodies, which are independent from the College. Students are responsible to ensure they meet the specific requirements of these industry bodies, this includes all expenses associated with material cost or exam certification.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, 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 completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so. See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  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 within 30 days of applying for verification purposes. 
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option within 30 days of applying. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • 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 within 30 days of applying for review.
    • If you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
        Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8 
        or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.5
      • If completing an assessment, we strongly advise you complete it before submitting your application to ensure you meet language requirements and can submit your results within 30 days of applying.
      • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
      • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts. 
        and
  3. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • Submit a completed Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.

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 )
8888
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
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).
4.54.54.54.5
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.5
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20201924

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Feb 03, 2020 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$7,045.001
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,800.002
1Includes Health and Dental Fees
2Includes Insurance Institute textbooks

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.

Program Outline

You must complete all nine courses for a certificate in the Property and Casualty Insurance program.
  • Automobile Insurance (BUSA-1077)
  • Computer Applications (COMP-1242)
  • Customer Sales and Service 1 (BUSA-1068)
  • Customer Sales and Service 2 (BUSA-1069)
  • Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent (BUSA-1075)
  • Essentials of Loss Adjusting (BUSA-1078)
  • Principles and Practices of Insurance (BUSA-1076)
  • Underwriting Essentials (BUSA-1079)
All the above courses must be completed successfully to qualify for the practicum arranged by the College:
  • Practicum Property and Casualty Insurance (PRAC-1060)

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.
BUSA-1068Customer Sales and Service 1
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This introductory sales and service course will focus on oral and written communication skills necessary to deliver outstanding client service. Since customer service consists primarily of interaction with others in various situations, you will also enhance their interpersonal communication skills.

BUSA-1069Customer Sales and Service 2
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In this course, you will build on the skills from the Customer Sales and Service 1 course. The course deals with more complex client situations, such as resolving costumer complaints, developing client relationships and negotiating to close a sale. You will learn how to match customer needs with features and benefits of products or services. You will also learn about customer motivation and techniques to resolve conflicts.


BUSA-1075Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent
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This course will provide you with an overview of insurance business practices from the broker's perspective. You will study how the role of the broker is one of an insurance intermediary and will learn the skills that a typical broker needs to perform effectively. You will use risk management principles to identify risks and apply sales skills to the client interactions, including preparation of binding and policy documents. You will also review the major product lines and common policy transactions that a broker handles.

BUSA-1076Principles and Practices of Insurance
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In this course you are introduced to the purpose of insurance and its role in managing risk. You will learn about the various types of insurers and how insurance is distributed. You will study the basic concepts and the language of the insurance industry; the legal context of insurance including regulatory oversight of the industry; and understand the role of the various participants in the industry, and their relationship to one another.

BUSA-1077Automobile Insurance
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In this course, you will learn the different provincial approaches of automobile insurance in Canada. You will study the legislation related to automobile insurance and policies and regulations for Manitoba, concentrating primarily on personal coverage.

BUSA-1078Essentials of Loss Adjusting
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In this course, you will learn about the insurance claims-handling process, and understand adjuster-client relationship management in order to gather critical information. You will examine key step-by-step processes for policy analysis as it relates to determining client coverage. You will also learn about the fundamentals of investigation, evaluation, negotiation, and settlement within the claims process. You will study the specific essentials of loss adjusting within the context of property and liability claims.

BUSA-1079Underwriting Essentials
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In this course, you will learn the role of an underwriter and their role in managing risk on behalf of the insurer. You will learn how, as an underwriter, you accept or reject risk for the insurer within parameters set by the insurer and imposed by the external environment. You will examine the knowledge, skills and temperament an underwriter possesses to be successful, and how these skills are applied in the analysis of individual property, liability, and automobile risks.

COMP-1242Computer Applications
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In this course, you will become familiar with the use and production of electronic resources using basic and advanced features in word processing, presentations and spreadsheets. You will learn how t effectively navigate the internet for research purposes, as well as organize information with various internet and intranet applications.

PRAC-1060Practicum Property and Casualty Insurance
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The practicum will provide you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, as well as develop your professional skills and industry knowledge. The practicum will typically be in one of the key functional areas of the general insurance industry: brokerage, claims adjusting or policy underwriting. Your progress will be monitored and evaluated by your industry mentor, as well as a college instructor.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

This program integrates classroom theory with related on-the-job training by featuring a 160-hour practicum course at the end of the program in May. The College will arrange your placement within the Manitoba insurance community.

To be eligible for the practicum, you must:
  1. Successfully complete all theory courses
  2. To be eligible to participate in the practicum component for the program, which is required to graduate from the Property and Casualty Insurance certificate program, students may be required to complete and Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) check. The record checks must be submitted and approved prior to the commencement of the practicum. For further information, see: Police Information Check.
Students are responsible for reporting any changes in criminal record to the Program Manager.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

1. Perform administrative skills including document management, maintaining an abeyance system, and adhering to legal requirements and insurance company administrative processes and procedures.

2. Adhere to legislative, legal and professional requirements when selling policies, adjusting claims, and negotiating settlements.

3. Underwrite risk through acquiring relevant information, identifying, analyzing and characterizing risk exposure, and determining insurable value.

4. Adjust basic claims, following relevant process, procedures and legal requirements while managing claim documentation and preserving evidence.

5. Provide exceptional customer service through demonstrating confidence and interpersonal skills while building professional relationships, analyzing and responding to customer needs, and developing client-specific insurance solutions.

6. Solve problems, adapt to change, work independently and as a member of a team, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

7. Demonstrate effective use of written, verbal and non-verbal communication, use industry terminology, interpret legal documents related to the insurance industry (including policy wording), write business correspondence, and use technology as appropriate.

8. Work as a professional through demonstration of a strong work ethic, adherence to professional standards, licensing requirements, and the Code of Ethics.

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.

Other Information

Students who successfully complete the following five courses will be prepared to write Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) exams:

  • Principles and Practices of Insurance
  • Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Essentials of Loss Adjusting
  • Underwriting Essentials

See here for details: http://www.insuranceinstitute.ca/

Upon successful completion of IIC exams, students may be eligible for licensure with the Insurance Council of Manitoba. (See here for details: https://www.icm.mb.ca/licensing-info33.)

NOTE: The specific requirements for the completion of the IIC exams and for licensure (ICM) are determined by those industry bodies, which are independent from the College. Students are responsible to ensure they meet the specific requirements of these industry bodies, this includes all expenses associated with material cost or exam certification.

Please note: To be eligible to participate in the practicum component for the program, which is required to graduate from the Property and Casualty Insurance certificate program, students may be required to complete an Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) Check. The record checks must be submitted and approved prior to the commencement of the practicum. For further information, see Police Information Check.

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.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

Students will not be granted more than 75% of the credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Graduation with Honours

If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Important information: Please note that students who want to write industry exams through the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) may require a higher passing mark. Please check this information at insuranceinstitute.ca/en

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
Attn: Full-time Program Support
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
204-632-2187

Admitted students who are required to submit a criminal record check may submit it to:
Michelle Eskow
Room C109, Notre Dame Campus
204-949-8353
meskow@rrc.ca

How to Apply

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

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

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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