PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS BUSAP-CT Business Analyst

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • All courses are available both classroom and online delivery

Description

Acquire the knowledge and skills to analyze and validate business requirements, and to determine how to recommend real solutions to enterprise problems. You will learn how to elicit, plan, monitor, test, document and communicate requirements throughout the entire life cycle of a project.

This program was developed at the request of industry to help meet the demand for experienced Business Analysts. 

For a comprehensive PDF outlining the course learning outcomes and their specific alignment with the IIBA BABOK Version 2 tasks, see the Alignment Chart


See Course Dates and Fees


Admission Requirements

Proficiency in basic computer skills (including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software) is essential to your success in this program. If you do not have these skills, it is strongly recommended that you complete Computers - Intro (COMP-1081) prior to beginning the program.


Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 including one credit in:
  • Grade 12 Math.

Special Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements.

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 Math.

Program Outline

You must successfully complete nine courses to complete the Business Analyst Certificate. You must obtain a minimum grade of C (60%) in each course to complete the program.

All core classes are available in the classroom and online.

You must first complete the introduction course before taking the core courses and electives. You must take Business Case Analysis as your final course.

First Course of Study:

  • Business  Analyst - Introduction – C/D

Core Courses:

  • Project Management Fundamentals - C/D
  • Business Requirements Gathering – C/D
  • Business Analyst Facilitation – C/D
  • Business Systems Testing – C/D
  • Business Systems Design – C/D
  • Business Re-engineering - C/D

Last Course of Study:

  • Business Case Analysis – C/D

Electives (choose one):

  • Business Research Techniques – C/D
  • Agile Business Analysis – C/D
  • Organizational Change Management – C/D
  • Management Principles 1 – C/D

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

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.
BUSA-1044Business Analyst - IntroRPL
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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-1046Business Analyst FacilitationRPL
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Refine your communication style with an introduction to Business Analyst writing. Become familiar with how to compose business case documents, user documentation, reports, formal requests, and e-mails. Hone your skills in managing and planning meetings. Learn to design and deliver powerful presentations.  Develop effective negotiation skills to strengthen your ideas.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1049Agile Business Analysis
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Learn how to utilize Agile concepts as a business analyst for software development projects. You will become familiar with the different Agile methodologies, tools and techniques, compose Agile documentation deliverables, and create Agile release, iteration, and/or daily plans. You will learn how to manage customer expectations, collaborate, and consistently ensure products are providing business value. And, you will learn how to monitor team performance, conduct lessons learned, and perform continuous improvements for subsequent iterations.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1050Business Requirements Gathering
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Gain the skills to develop and document effective business requirements in the workplace. Enhance your ability to interview clients, improve business processes, problem-solve, work as part of a team, and lead effective meetings.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1052Business Case Analysis
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Use the skills and techniques to analyze business case problems and develop effective recommendations and solutions. Discover how to identify business needs, define business requirements, create specifications, conduct appropriate research and tests, and conduct business case analysis.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1059Business Research Techniques
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This course looks at the quantitative research method. The learning outcomes of this course include providing hand-on experience in developing, implementing, and concluding a quantitative research project; clarifying ideas and developing hypotheses;  constructing valid and reliable measures for surveys; developing sampling strategies, learning about basis statistical methods, and interpreting the data and writing conclusions about the initial research questions or hypotheses.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1302Business Re-engineering
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Acquire a solid understanding of the theory behind process redesign and give the learner a framework methodology that will enable the learner to undertake redesign projects to dramatically improve the performance of business processes. The course covers the entire process of reengineering from conception of a project, to documentation of the "as is" process, through redesign and implementation. Change management and how to overcome resistance to new business processes is also covered.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1054Business Systems Testing
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This course presents Systems Testing with a particular focus on knowledge required by the Business Analyst relating to the management of Information Systems.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1066Business Systems Design
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This course presents a methodology based on structured analysis and design. The Systems Development Life Cycle adopted for purposes of this course is defined as: Systems Planning, Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Systems Implementation, Systems Operation and Support. You will learn about project management concepts and work through case studies that will introduce all phases of systems development. You will learn how to translate business requirements into information systems.

Prerequisites:
MGMT-1161Management Principles 1RPL
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Acquire the knowledge necessary to identify management functions and set out major principles, problems and objectives. Know the meaning of decision-making and learn how to stress the use of creative thinking in management. Discuss the fundamentals of organization and departmentalization, and learn the value of motivating people in management positions through communications, leadership and supervision. Study the methods used to control budgets, costs, quality, production and sales.

PROJ-1005Organizational Change Management
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Study the theory behind, and practical application of, essential change management tools and techniques. Learn to employ strategies to assist you in recognizing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and sustaining organizational change.

Examine current change management issues facing organizations, executives, project teams and work groups, along with strategies to solve them.

Prerequisites:
PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2021 Spring Term - Distance Education
BUSA-1049 Agile Business Analysismore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21S. Hinkson211438$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21S. Hinkson211439$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
211438
Cost
$535
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Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
211439
Cost
$535
BUSA-1044 Business Analyst - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21K. McDow211491$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21K. McDow211492$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
K. McDow
Section
211491
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
K. McDow
Section
211492
Cost
$535
BUSA-1046 Business Analyst Facilitationmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21S. Pankratz-Wieler211494$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21S. Pankratz-Wieler211495$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Pankratz-Wieler
Section
211494
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Pankratz-Wieler
Section
211495
Cost
$535
BUSA-1052 Business Case Analysismore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21L. Howard211497$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21L. Howard211498$535
Location: Online
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May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
L. Howard
Section
211497
Cost
$535
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Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
L. Howard
Section
211498
Cost
$535
BUSA-1302 Business Re-engineeringmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21B. Salter211500$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21B. Salter211501$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
B. Salter
Section
211500
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
B. Salter
Section
211501
Cost
$535
BUSA-1050 Business Requirements Gatheringmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21P. Ngcobo211488$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21P. Ngcobo211489$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
P. Ngcobo
Section
211488
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
P. Ngcobo
Section
211489
Cost
$535
BUSA-1059 Business Research Techniquesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21S. Banville211503$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21S. Banville211504$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Banville
Section
211503
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Banville
Section
211504
Cost
$535
COMP-1066 Business Systems Designmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21S. Banville211506$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21S. Banville211507$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Banville
Section
211506
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Banville
Section
211507
Cost
$535
COMP-1054 Business Systems Testingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21N. Butler211509$535
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21N. Butler211510$535
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
N. Butler
Section
211509
Cost
$535
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
N. Butler
Section
211510
Cost
$535
MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21D. Christle210171$509
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
D. Christle
Section
210171
Cost
$509
PROJ-1005 Organizational Change Managementmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21S. Hinkson211548$609
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21S. Hinkson211549$609
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
211548
Cost
$609
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
211549
Cost
$609
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21S. Thompson211576$609
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21S. Thompson211577$609
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 21 - Jul 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
211576
Cost
$609
Dates
Jun 01, 21 - Aug 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
211577
Cost
$609

2021 Summer Term - Distance Education
BUSA-1049 Agile Business Analysismore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212581$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212582$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212581
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212582
Cost
$535
BUSA-1044 Business Analyst - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212597$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212599$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212597
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212599
Cost
$535
BUSA-1046 Business Analyst Facilitationmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212600$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212601$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212600
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212601
Cost
$535
BUSA-1052 Business Case Analysismore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212602$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212603$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212602
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212603
Cost
$535
BUSA-1302 Business Re-engineeringmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212604$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212605$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212604
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212605
Cost
$535
BUSA-1050 Business Requirements Gatheringmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212595$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212596$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212595
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212596
Cost
$535
BUSA-1059 Business Research Techniquesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212607$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA212609$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212607
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212609
Cost
$535
COMP-1066 Business Systems Designmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA214960$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA214961$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
214960
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
214961
Cost
$535
COMP-1054 Business Systems Testingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA214962$535
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA214963$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
214962
Cost
$535
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
214963
Cost
$535
MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA212332$509
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
212332
Cost
$509
PROJ-1005 Organizational Change Managementmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA214987$609
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA214988$609
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
214987
Cost
$609
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
214988
Cost
$609
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21TBA215006$609
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21TBA215007$609
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 21 - Sep 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
215006
Cost
$609
Dates
Aug 01, 21 - Oct 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
215007
Cost
$609

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/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


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

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should have the skills to:

  • Provide solutions, assessments and validation to a broad range of situations by eliciting, planning, monitoring and analyzing enterprise requirements.
  • Work as a professional maintaining high standards of practice, making ethical/legal judgments and decisions, and sustaining professional standing through a commitment to life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate effective use of written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, employing relevant knowledge, skills, and judgment in a business setting.
  • Document, manage, research and communicate business requirements from the initial stakeholder meeting, to the final solution assessment and validation phase.
  • Demonstrate organization skills, prepare written and oral presentations, interview clients, facilitate meetings, and respond to conflict professionally.
  • Perform a variety of quality control procedures including gap analysis, problem analysis, needs assessment, cost benefit analysis, business test plans and test cases.
  • Collect, manage, and interpret data to identify trends and issues in the workplace to create, and develop levels of measure.
  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain levels of measurement, accurate statistics, requirements lists and constraint documents.
  • Apply basic adult learning and assessment principles in the design, development, and presentation of training and information for differing levels within the workplace.
  • Demonstrate employability skills and a commitment to professionalism.

Recent Changes

Effective January 2018
• PROJ-1005 – Enterprise Change Management has been renamed to Organizational Change Management.

Effective September 2017
• HUMR-1063 - Training and Development has been removed as an elective. This change does not affect students who previously completed it.



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.

Partnerships


Red River College is an International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Endorsed Education Provider (EEP).

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation.

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Career Options

Business analysis is distinct from financial analysis, project management, quality assurance, organizational development, testing, training and documentation development. However, depending on the organization, a business analysis professional may perform some or all of these related functions.

Business analysts can work in different industries and may have different titles and roles. Some of these include:

  • A Business Consultant works at a high level to analyze the stakeholder’s business objectives and recommend and develop solutions to address the business problem.
  • A Business Process Analyst is responsible for analyzing and defining business processes both “as is” and “to be”.
  • A Data Analyst is responsible for logical data model.
  • A Business Architect models the whole business in terms of goals, data, process, and organization.
  • A Requirements Analyst/Specifier works at a lower level to identify, analyze and document the business requirements and deliver work products through the project life cycle.
  • A Systems Analyst translates the business requirements into System/Functional requirements, which are then passed to Application Developers.
  • A Management Consultant assists stakeholders with understanding their strategic goals and how best to accomplish them.

(Source: www.iiba.com)

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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