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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.

This program requires completion of an assessment.  We strongly advise you complete the assessment before applying to ensure you meet this program's required levels. If you choose to complete the assessment within 30 days after applying and do not achieve the required levels, your application will be cancelled without refund. See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • 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. Nineteen Years of Age
    • You must be 19 years of age or older before September 30th in your year of registration
      and
  3. Academic Communication (ACA) or English Language Assessment (ELA)
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (ACA or ELA) is appropriate for your situation and complete the assessment
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet required levels
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
    • If you meet one of the following English Language Requirements, complete the Academic Communication Assessment:
      • Successful completion of an 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
        or
      • Completion of all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction but you did not complete three years of high school
        or
      • English language requirements option 1, 2, or 3
        or
    • If you do not meet any of the above English Language Requirements, complete an approved English language assessment at the required levels
      and
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  5. Recent Volunteer or Work Experience
    • Submit a completed Child and Youth Care Program Volunteer/Work Experience form confirming completion of 40 hours of recent relevant volunteer or work experience.
    • Relevant volunteer or work experience means working specifically with youth-at-risk or vulnerable children in a therapeutic community based agency or a managed care program. This usually will not include work in daycare settings or camps.
    • To be considered recent, these hours must have been completed within the two years prior to application.
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying.  Submission of this item is due by July 15

If you are a graduate of Youth Recreation Activity Worker (YRAW) program you may apply for entry into Year 2 of this program.  In addition to being a graduate of the YRAW program, you must also meet  Regular Admission Requirement 4 as outlined above. 

If you are a graduate of the RRC/Ndinawe Child & Youth Care Worker (C&YCW) Certificate program you may apply for entry into Year 2 of this program.  In addition to being a graduate of the C&YCW program, you must also meet Regular Admission Requirement 4 as outlined above. You will not be assessed an application fee if you submit a paper application form to one of the College's Student Service Centres within 30 days of graduating from C&YCW and identify yourself as a C&YCW graduate.

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 of:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of applicaiton, 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 3 through 5

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
  • First Aid Course
    • Submit proof of current certification in the appropriate First Aid course. To confirm which course you need to complete for this program click here 
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