FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS BUSSF-DP Business/Technology Teacher Education - Accelerated

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  • One -year (10-month) diploma
  • Fall term entry date
  • Annual application deadline: March 1 (late applications may be accepted up to June 1. Please contact the program area to inquire at teachered@rrc.ca)
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Applicants must apply directly to Red River College Polytechnic
  • 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 Polytech's International Education Office at intled@rrc.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 Polytechnic.

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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If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

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 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

Annual application deadline: March 1 (Late applications may be accepted up to June 1. Contact the program to inquire at teachered@rrc.ca)

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)
    • 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
      1. * 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.
      2. and
    • Letters of Reference
      • Submit two letters of reference from an education professional supporting your application into the Business/Technology Teacher Education program
    • Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • 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 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

    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 )
    Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
    CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
    CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
    Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
    Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


    There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

    Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

    IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
    Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
    PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
    Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
    This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
    Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
    TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
    To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

    Locations, Dates and Fees

    Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

    Location Start Date Apply Link
    Notre Dame Campus Aug 26, 2024 Apply Now

    Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

    Program/Student Fees
    Year 1
    Books and Supplies
    Year 1
    Other Fees
    Year 1
    1Includes Health and Dental Fees
    2Includes estimated price for purchase of a laptop.
    3Includes estimated price for safety shoes and glasses of $200, and Criminal Record Check of $50.

    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.

    Program Outline

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

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

    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.
    ACCT-1056Fundamentals of Accounting 1
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    In this course, students will study financial accounting principles through to the completion of the accounting cycle in both a manual and computerized format. Based on rules of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), students will learn how to analyze and record transactions and produce a variety of financial statements to complete the accounting cycle. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

    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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    (No description available at this time)

    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.

    ECON-1002Principles of Economics
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    Principles of Economics introduces the fundamental concepts of micro and macroeconomics. 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.

    Computer/Laptop Requirements

    • Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
    • Intel processor (2.5 Ghz or higher, i3/i5 recommended) or equivalent AMD processor
    • 8GB RAM, 256GB storage
    • Integrated (or external) webcam / microphone
    • Internet access (minimum 10MB/s receive, 2.5MB/s send); based on single user household

    Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

    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.

    Employment Potential

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