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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; international secondary (high school) studies.
The college requires transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended.


Upload Through Your Future Student Account

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to apply.rrc.ca and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

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.

This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

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 Math
      • Grade 10 Science
    • 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.
    • 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?

      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 each of the following courses:
            • Grade 10 English
            • Grade 10 Applied Math 20S, Pre-Calculus Math 20S, or Grade 11 Consumer Math 30S or Essential Math 30S
            • Grade 10 Science
          • RRC's Academic Foundations program
        • 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.
      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.

      Who Should Enrol?

      Because heavy lifting is involved, you must be in good physical condition. You should have a mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity, and be trade- and goal-oriented. Colour blindness could interfere with your progress in this program.

      You should be in good physical and respiratory condition because of the physical aspects of the work environment and constant exposure to refinishing products.

      Locations, Dates and Fees

      Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

      Program/Student Fees
      Year 1
      Books and Supplies
      Year 1

      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.

      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.
      AUTO-1007Electrical Fundamentals
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      (No description available at this time)

      AUTO-1017Collision Refinishing Project
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      Repair and refinish live work projects.

      AUTO-1073Refinishing Equipment - Theory
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      Identification and description of Hand, Power Tools, and Refinishing Equipment.

      AUTO-1074In-Industry Training 1
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      Work experience in a collision repair facility, commercial or industrial business.

      AUTO-1075In-Industry Training 2
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      Second work experience in a collision repair facility, commercial or industrial business.

      AUTO-1077Detailing Vehicle
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      Removing of paint defects by polishing of topcoats, application of pin stripping and decals, final clean up of vehicle for customer delivery.

      AUTO-1078Refinishing Equipment - Practical
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      Operation of, trouble shooting, maintaining and servicing of equipment.

      AUTO-1079Trim/Parts Sheet Metal Repairs Theory
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      Identification of and vehicle components, removal and installation comprehension of minor sheet metal repairs.

      AUTO-1080Trim/Parts Sheet Metal Repairs Practical
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      Performing trim and part removal and installation. Correcting minor sheet metal repairs.

      AUTO-1081Surface Prep and Apply the Finish Theory
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      Preparing various types of substrates, various masking methods, corrosion protection and types of undercoats.

      AUTO-1082Surface Prep & Apply Finish Practical
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      Preparing surfaces for application of primers and corrosion protection.

      AUTO-1083Understand/Apply Auto Finishes Theory
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      Masking, blending, understanding of various types of topcoats, retrieval and mixing of colour information and products.

      AUTO-1084Application of Topcoats - Practical
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      Application of various types of topcoats, masking and minor blending techniques, duplicating factory finishes.

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      Topics covered are interpretation of estimate sheets, work orders, crash manuals, V.I.N, paint manufacturers, product manuals, service manuals, and spid labels.

      COMM-1987Related Communications
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      (No description available at this time)

      MATH-1156Related Math
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      (No description available at this time)

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      Topics covered include requirements of the trade and WHMIS.

      SEMR-9104Introduction to Basic Computers
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      (No description available at this time)

      SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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      This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

      Computer/Laptop Requirements

      Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

      1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

      2.  A high speed internet connection

      • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
      • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
      • Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

      Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

      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

      Employment opportunities are extremely high in many related areas. Many graduates will find employment as autobody preppers or paint technicians in collision repair facilities, including those servicing heavy-duty trucks.

      Other possible employment opportunities include:

      • Paint estimator
      • Working in shop management
      • Jobber or manufacturer paint representative
      • Factory or assembly line painter
      Academic Advising Service
      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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