FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS BUTMF-DP Business Technology Management

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  • Two-year (28-month) diploma 
  • August and January entry dates 
  • Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg  
  • Mandatory Co-op work experience or industry project 
  • You need a laptop that meets the requirements for the program
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

Program Description
Graduates of this program will analyze business requirements for IT projects and assist in the management of these projects. They are also able to design and test business systems as well as analyzing and improving business processes. The Business Technology Management Diploma builds upon a combined set of information technology and business courses. Students in this program will be exposed to a variety of case studies and practical skills. Students will apply their skills in an industry environment through the department's co-op program.

Graduates will receive the Business Technology Management diploma.

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.

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
    • 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.
  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
        • 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.
        • 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.

    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. Grade 12 Courses
      • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
        • Grade 12 English 40S
        • Grade 12 Math 40S
      • 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.
    2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

    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.
    CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
    As of October 20, 2021 the RRC CanTEST is no longer offered at RRC Polytechnic. RRC Institutional CanTEST results dated within 2 years of your application date will still be accepted to meet English language proficiency requirements. Please note the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)program requires the Official CanTEST (The RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted)
    Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


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

    Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

    Red River College Polytechnic will accept Duolingo assessments up to December 31, 2022.

    IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
    LSI (Language Studies International)
    PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
    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.

    Who Should Enrol?

    People who like to solve business problems, improve processes, bridge the gap between IT and business and who enjoy working with people in teams. The program will appeal to you if you are interested in working with IT teams to design, analyze and improve IT solutions or processes. The program does not require prior experience in the field, all new graduates are invited to apply.

    Locations, Dates and Fees

    Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

    Program/Student Fees
    Year 2
    Books and Supplies
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Program/Student Fees (International)
    Year 2
    1Program fees include term 3 and 5 academic terms and for term 4 an option of taking either a coop or project term
    2Includes an estimate of $1600 for the purchase of a laptop

    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

    (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-1070Financial Accounting for IT
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    This course will introduce students to the core concepts of financial accounting and the relevance of financial accounting to decision-making in any business. It will cover the foundation concepts of debits and credits, and the accounting cycle.  We will discuss in more detail specific financial reporting elements such as cash, accounts receivable, inventory, long-term assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity.  Also covered in the course is an introduction to accounting software, financial statement preparation, and financial statement interpretation and analysis.

    ACCT-2070Managerial Accounting for IT
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    This course will introduce management accounting's role in planning, directing and controlling operations in manufacturing and service organizations.  We will cover topics such as cost behavior, budgeting, product costing and performance measurement.  The course will place an emphasis on analytical techniques that can be applied to financial and operating data to support management decisions.

    ADEV-2029Python EssentialsRPL
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    In this competency based course, participants will learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language. The course starts with setting up the programming environment on the participant’s local PC, and verifying the installation by writing their first “Hello World!” script. Slowly, the participants will add the building blocks to be able to build more complicated applications in Python. During each topic, participants will demonstrate their knowledge by completing exercises that accumulate into larger assignments by the end of each section.

    ADEV-3029Data Analysis with Python
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    In this course, students will learn the basics of analyzing data with Python. The course will start by introducing the topic of data science and machine learning and how they’re used in real business applications. Students will learn how to navigate and use the Jupyter Notebook application to work with Python code. Slowly, Python tools used for data analysis will be introduced. Students will learn how to use tools like NumPy and Pandas to easily import and prepare data for analysis. They will then learn how to visualize & begin interpreting data using the Matplotlib & Seaborn tools. They will then learn some basic regression techniques as well as why data classification is important. Finally, students will work in groups to apply what they’ve learned to case studies using real life data sets. The course will finish with the groups presenting their findings to the class.

    ADMN-1006Organizational Behaviour
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    This course will give you the opportunity to collaborate with classmates to improve the interpersonal, self-awareness, and leadership skills that are essential for success in your career. You will study different organizations to learn about business models, structures, and performance factors. You will explore the various support areas of business so that you can understand their role in contributing to the success of the organization. You will investigate the impact of Information Technology on individuals, groups, and communities. You will also learn how diversity among employees enhances an organization. The course uses discussions and case studies with an Information Technology focus to provide you with real-world examples of the concepts that you are learning.

    ADMN-1007Business Law for IT
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    This course starts with an introduction to the Canadian legal system and managing the legal risks. Topics will include but are not limited to contract law, business torts, business forms and arrangements, technology and the law, and intellectual property. You will also review the ramifications of international trade and electronic commerce on business. The emphasis is placed on the importance of business law for information technology and helping you to develop your knowledge through real-life case studies and legal documents presented in this course. You will be expected to identify legal issues, analyze those issues and evaluate possible solutions.

    BUSA-1098Introduction to Business Analysis
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    Gain the skills needed to be a successful Business Analyst in today's workplace. Improve your abilities in oral and written communication, research techniques, business process improvement, problem-solving, supervision and team-building, and understanding of organizational structures.

    BUSA-1105Management Information Systems
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    This course provides an introductory exploration of the relationships between organizations and the computer-based information systems they have come to rely on.
    It examines information systems in terms of business processes and strategy, enterprise information management, security, privacy and ethical concerns, as well as system design, construction, and management.

    BUSA-2010Business Solutions Development
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    Learn about the challenges that specific businesses face and consider possible solutions. Course work includes projects, role plays, and case studies to provide students with opportunities to analyze a situation, consider alternatives, and propose solutions. Students will learn about the environment in which businesses operate and the effect of environmental factors on organizations. Students will apply their prior knowledge and skills in the areas of economics, organizational behavior, and business analysis to develop solutions to business challenges. 

    BUSA-2098Business Requirement Gathering for BTM
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    Gain the skills needed to be develop and document effective business requirements in a business workplace. Improve abilities in interviewing clients, business process improvement, problem-solving, teamwork and leading effective meetings.

    COMM-1157Communications for ITRPL
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    Students will develop their communication skills by focusing on the process of writing and speaking to specific audiences. Students will share their responses to course readings during in-class discussions with small groups of peers. Students will have numerous opportunities to receive feedback from the instructor, and from peers, and then to revise their writing. Students will also practice their oral communication skills during mock meetings and in various types of presentations.

    COMP-1253Introduction to Programming Logic
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    This course is intended to serve as an introduction to programming concepts. Students will be introduced to high-level modeling and common numeral systems used by computer programmers. Boolean operations will be explored with importance placed on the student’s ability to analyze, interpret and re-write word problems as Boolean expressions. Students will explore other core concepts such as assignment, sequence, iteration, decision, modular abstraction, arrays, and strings.

    COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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    Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

    COMP-2105Business Systems Design for BTM
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    This course explores technology-enabled business design including but not limited to digital business models, networks, disruptive innovation, and market analysis. During the course, students will explore project management and business analysis concepts such as operational and reputational risks; technology designs including software development and infrastructure lifecycle, IT security and compliance. The course is practical and hands-on, extensively utilizing real-life case studies.

    COMP-3105Business System Testing for BTM
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    The Business System Testing course is a comprehensive course that covers software testing for Business Analysts. The goal is to ensure that Business Analysts have the right understanding and tools to deliver successful project results within time and budget constraints while meeting customer expectation. Software testing involves the execution of a software component or system component to evaluate whether the software component or system:  meets the business requirements that guided its design and development, responds correctly to all kinds of inputs,   performs its functions within an acceptable time, is sufficiently usable and scalable, can be installed and run in its intended environments and achieves the general result its customer desires.

    DBMS-1002Database Management Systems 1
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    This course explores Database Management Systems. We will learn to write Structured Query Language (SQL) using both Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML). We will develop and read Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) used to graphically represent the database. Lastly, we will cover the levels of Database Table Normalization.

    ECON-1006Introduction to Economics
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    Different economic systems exist around the world. Students will learn about the differences between these systems, and then will focus on the free market system, including its strengths and shortcomings.  Various models, theories and economic indicators used by economists will be reviewed and interpreted. The impact of international trade agreements and of government interventions in an economy will be analyzed. Course readings will explore the role of information technology in modern economies. Students will have frequent opportunities to discuss these ideas with classmates and to relate theories to current economic events.

    FNCE-3070Business Finance for IT
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    This course examines firm’s investment decisions in the context of a capital market structure. Students will be provided with a general understanding of fundamental finance theories such as risk and return relationships, leverage, working capital management, short and long-term funding decisions, and taxation. Students will learn about stock market, basic portfolio theories and capital budgeting. In addition, students will have a review of financial statement analysis and valuation methods to evaluate financial securities. Students are expected to integrate the knowledge gained form accounting and economics courses with techniques from business finance to analyze financial management problems.

    MATH-1131Statistics for BTM
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    An understanding of statistics is fundamental in the study of business. This course is designed to familiarize students with presenting and describing data, sampling methods and estimations, calculating and using probabilities, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression analysis.

    NTWK-1009Network Architecture
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    This course explores IT infrastructure, computer network concepts, technologies, and systems.  Students will learn about network protocols, hardware and software solutions, client and server environment, local area network topologies and concepts, network security, and cloud computing.  This course builds on the Management Information Systems and Database Management Systems courses compounded with advanced network concepts to be effective in developing and implementing business and technology-related case studies and projects.  Topics include server management using active directory, database management, program and web development integration, network design and architecture; and business continuity.  Students are also expected to integrate their business, management, law for IT, and technical knowledge into an industry-based project.

    PDEV-1100Professional Development 1
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    Learn and practice skills, attitudes, and behaviours that will help you to succeed in your professional career. You will reflect on your past and current learning so that you can confidently write about and discuss your skills and experiences. You will examine the role of culture on your personal and professional interactions. You will start an ePortfolio which you’ll continue to develop during your studies in this program. Most class time will be dedicated to group and class discussions.

    PDEV-2100Professional Development 2
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    You will improve your ability to confidently describe your skills in written and verbal form so that you can clearly convey your abilities to people in your network such as potential employers or clients. You will also continue to develop your intercultural, interpersonal, and academic skills through activities and discussions, which encourage introspection, reflection, and teamwork.  Development of your ePortfolio will continue in this course.

    PDEV-3100Professional Development 3
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    Learn professional skills that will help you to succeed in your career. Reflect on yourself and your relationship with others, including your peers, in order to develop your self-awareness and intercultural competence. Practice self-management skills such as prioritizing, time management, goal setting, and self-motivation. Development of your ePortfolio will continue in this course.

    PDEV-4100Professional Development 4
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    Develop skills that will help your transition from education to employment. Create a social media profile to help you in your job search and to facilitate networking during your career. Identify and complete a self-directed learning project. You will complete your ePortfolio and will present it to students who are starting your program.

    PROJ-1020Introduction to Project ManagementRPL
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    The Introduction to Project Management (PM) course introduces the fundamentals of working within a team on Information Technology (IT) projects. It covers teamwork principles and techniques, PM contexts, phases and processes, and the management of the integration of project scope, time, resources, costs, quality, communications, and risks. This course starts preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exams. Microsoft Project is the software tool used to create sample project plans.

    PROJ-2012Industry Project
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    Industry Project provides real world experience in performing an ICT (Information/Communication Technology) project requiring cross-functional teamwork while meeting client requirements and providing deliverables agreed to in the project charter. Each project team will evaluate, analyze, plan, research, model, design, document, develop, test, and manage a project. Project requirements could include new development, research, or providing new functionality to an existing system. The course provides practice to further develop interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills through teamwork and collaboration with project stakeholders.  All team members will enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, research, independence, and life-long learning skills. After completion of Term 3 of the program students must complete Industry Project or Co-Operative Work Experience.

    PROJ-2014Project Methodologies and Business Processes
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    This course gives an introduction to various project methodologies and to BPMN process mapping. Initially, a high-level overview of the waterfall methodology is given and a comparison is made to Agile methodologies and the Agile Manifesto. The Scrum framework is introduced and students are given an overview of the methodology, roles, ceremonies and artifacts that Scrum prescribes. Students develop a deep, practical understanding of the Scrum framework through the hands-on planning and execution of a live Scrum scenario.

    The second half of the course is dedicated to Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). Initially, an introduction to BPM is given, and students analyze business scenarios. The remainder of the course is dedicated to diagramming business processes with BPMN and using pools and lanes, gateways, events and sub-processes to represent the flow of events in a business process.

    PROJ-2020Project Planning and Estimation
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    The Project Plan and Estimate course will focus on the generally accepted tools and techniques applied in planning, estimating and scheduling projects. The course will balance theoretical and practical concepts practices through lectures, demonstrations, class discussions, exercises and assignments. This course builds on the Introduction to Project Management course and includes advanced concepts, tools and techniques needed to be effective in the planning and scheduling of a successful project.

    WEBD-1008Web Development 1
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    This course is designed to offer students an introduction to the Internet and programming Web applications. Students will create properly structured and valid Web pages using HTML5 & CSS with embedded JavaScript (using ES6 as a base) for data validation and user interaction. Javascript will also be used to access, and manipulate, simple JSON files, and dynamically add the data contained in JSON to an HTML page. A course-ending project will have students plan, create and upload their own websites to the Web.

    The prerequisite for students in BIT is ADEV-1008 or ADEV-1003. The prerequisite for students in BTM is ADEV-2029.
    WRKE-2012Co-operative Work Experience
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    Co-operative education integrates related on-the-job experience with classroom theory by incorporating a term of paid employment within the terms of academic study. Students are given the opportunity to practice and apply the skills gained during the first three semesters of their program as productive full time employees on their work term. Students are provided with an intense 4 week program of job search workshops to prepare them for the recruitment process. Placement of eligible students occurs in either January or May. Each work placement is a minimum of 16 weeks. Student performance will be monitored and evaluated by both the department and the employer. Each student will participate in a midterm review of their employment midway through the semester. After completion of term 3 students are required to complete the Co-Operative Work Experience or the Industry Project.

    CO-OP/Practicum Information

    In your second year of the program, you must complete an experiential semester by undertaking either a co-operative education term or an industry project term.

    Co-operative education integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by alternating terms of academic study and paid employment.  Provided you have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, you have the option of taking a four-month paid Co-op work experience term. The College makes every effort to secure work placements for all Co-op students. However, the College does not unconditionally guarantee a work placement to students who enroll in programs incorporating Co-op.

    A Co-op tuition fee is charged to all students registered in a Co-op work term. Co-op fees cover work placement development, pre-employment instruction, and employment-related monitoring. You receive support from the coordinator in the work placement process and have the opportunity to apply for available Co-op work placements. Employment-related monitoring includes support and evaluation by the coordinator during and after the placement.

    Industry project is available to students who choose an alternate experiential opportunity or have not obtained a Co-op position.  The industry project is an academic semester where groups of students are matched with predetermined industry partners to address an industry problem.  You will devote your entire semester to the development of this industry project.

    An industry project fee is charged to all students registered in an industry project term. 

    Computer/Laptop Requirements

    Laptop Delivery 

    The use of laptop computers is an integral part of this program. It will enhance your learning and competitiveness in the job market. This universal-access approach to learning is a shared one between students and the College. Laptop and software specifications will be provided to you by the College after you are accepted into the program to ensure the laptop complies with the program requirements.

    You will be required to purchase a laptop computer with operating system for use throughout the program. Laptop and software specifications will be provided to you by the College after you are accepted into the program.

    Do not purchase a laptop prior to receiving this information to ensure your laptop complies with program requirements.

    Laptop Requirements

    Please contact our Department IT Specialist for any questions you may have about the laptop requirements:

    Mitch Lazarenko
    •204-232-1019 (call or text)

    The Business Technology Management (BTM) program will be utilizing a virtual desktop environment to provide students with access to any software packages necessary to complete the program. The College will also provide on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, Internet, and help desk support if you require assistance.

    Off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.

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

    Transfer Credit Opportunities

    You may be eligible for transfer credit based on previous studies at RRC or another recognized post-secondary institution. Please see www.rrc.ca/transfercredit for transfer credit requirements and the procedure to request credit. 

    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.

    Graduation Requirements

    Effective as of the 2019-2020 Catalogue year:

    To graduate from Business Technology Management, all students must complete all core courses and 1 work experience for a total of 114 credit hours within five years of the date of your initial enrolment. You are responsible for ensuring you take the appropriate courses to meet the requirements for graduation.

    You must submit an application to graduate in your final term of study.

    Employment Potential

    Typical employment areas include both profit and non-profit organizations that use information systems as well as large and small information technology, telecommunications, and multimedia product and service providers. BTM seeks to prepare students for careers among the following job titles:

    • Business Analyst
    • Marketing Specialist
    • Systems Architect
    • ICT Product & Service Sales
    • Project Leader/Manager
    • Customer Support Specialist
    • eBusiness Analyst
    • Information Systems Consultant
    • Management Consultant
    • Systems Integrator
    • User Support Specialist
    • Business & ICT Educator/Trainer

    Contact Information

    For general information about this program or how to apply please contact:

    Enrolment Services
    Tel: 204 - 632-2327

    For international students please contact:

    International Education:
    Tel: 204 - 632-2143

    For detailed program information, contact:

    Lisa M. Case
    Program Coordinator
    Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg
    E-mail: lmcase@rrc.ca

    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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    Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.
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