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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.

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Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

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.

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 each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Applied Math or Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Math (note: Grade 12 Essential Math and Grade 12 Consumer Math do not meet the requirements for this program)
      • Grade 12 Chemistry
      • Grade 11 Biology (Manitoba Grade 11 Biology provides knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the human body. This knowledge is required for admission to the VT program.  Grade 12 Biology has different content therefore it cannot be accepted in lieu of Grade 11 Biology)
    • 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. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
        or
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, 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 you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.
      and
    • Recent Volunteer or Work Experience
      • The submission deadline for this requirement has been temporarily extended to 90 days after submission of your application.
      • Submit Volunteer/Work Experience Form(s) as proof of completion of 80 hours of occupational familiarization to veterinary medicine and veterinary technology. This must include a minimum of 8 hours working with large animals such as horses, cattle, and/or swine. 
      • Hours must be completed at a veterinary clinic or offsite location (i.e. a dairy barn), working alongside a veterinarian or veterinary technologist.
      • Hours must have been completed within the past 12 months.
      • The College does not arrange volunteer or work experience placements with veterinary clinics, or recommend specific clinics.  We recommend you contact veterinary clinics directly to enquire about possible volunteer or employment opportunities to assist you in completing the required 80 hours of experience.
        and
    • Mandatory Diagnostic Test
      • Complete a mandatory diagnostic test to advise you of your program readiness
      • The test will include writing, math, science, and occupational elements
      • Faculty advising may be required based on the diagnostic test results and upgrading may be recommended
      • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date
        and
    • Mandatory Orientation Session
      • Attend a mandatory orientation session conducted by program faculty
      • This session will provide a program overview with an emphasis on the requirements of a career in Veterinary Technology
      • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

    Mature Student Admission Requirements
    If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

    1. Academic Requirement
      • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in one credit in each of the following:
        • Grade 12 English
        • Grade 12 Applied Math or Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Math (note: Grade 12 Essential Math and Grade 12 Consumer Math do not meet the requirements for this program)
        • Grade 12 Chemistry
        • Grade 11 Biology (Manitoba Grade 11 Biology provides knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the human body. This knowledge is required for admission to the VT program.  Grade 12 Biology has different content therefore it cannot be accepted in lieu of Grade 11 Biology)
      • 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 5

    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.


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