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PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS COMCP-NA Computer Training Courses

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Overview

  • Online delivery

Description

Develop the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, implement, update, and analyze a variety of computer systems, concepts and applications.

Whether you are interested in specialized networks, databases, applications or hardware, there is something here for you. Many of the computer-training classes are accredited into part- and full-time programs, so you will have plenty of opportunities to expand on your skill set and earn credits towards a certificate.

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.
ADEV-9005Android Mobile Development
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This micro-credential course introduces mobile software development. Students will study native application development for the Android platform. The course will cover basic user-interface creation including dialog boxes, toast notifications and event-driven programming. Students will become familiar with the Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to develop basic apps. Students will apply JSON data from HTTP application programming interfaces (APIs) to present data from and API to a user. Students will use an Android emulator to run and test a mobile app on their computers.


This is the first mobile computing micro-credential in Manitoba.

Career opportunities:

By completing the course, students will have an introduction to Android mobile app development that can be used as a first step in starting or building on a career to become a:
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Junior Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • React Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Product Designer
  • Application Developer
Salaries for these positions typically range from $53,000 to $114,000.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic Java programming skills. (OOP concepts)
  • Familiarity with REST APIs.
System requirements:

Please see the system requirements listed on the Android Developers website.

Employee registration:

If you are sponsoring employees to attend the course, see the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-time Students form on the Student Records and Forms page.

COMP-1191Outlook & OneNote 2016
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Learn how to use Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft OneNote as powerful tools to get and stay organized. Whether you are trying to manage your personal life, or setting up a professional office, this course will teach you what you need to know about these two essential Microsoft Products. The first part of this class will show you how to use Outlook to its full potential to organize E-mail, Calendars, Contacts, Tasks and more. The second part of the class will walk you through the fine details of Microsoft’s ingenious, multi-user, information gathering tool called One Note, and show you how it can help you to organize your information like a pro.

Students who are interested in challenging the Microsoft Office Outlook or OneNote Certification will find that this class prepares you to meet all of the skills measured.

COMP-1237Excel 2016
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Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training and be able to use Excel 2016 in the workplace environment. Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, solving complex problems, and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks.

* This course is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take COMP-1313 Introduction to Computers.

Distance Delivery:
Students must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.
Excel 2016 and Excel 2016 Advanced are not suitable for use with Mac computer software
Required textbook sold separately and can be purchased at the Campus Store.

COMP-1257Programming Essentials in Python
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This course is a basic introduction to programming using the Python programming language. Students will develop, code, test and debug programs for simple applications using proper programming principles and documentation. Topics include data types, variable declaration, control structures, methods, classes, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, arrays, and other data structures. No prior knowledge of programming is required.

Python is recommended for developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Students who complete this course are ready to take the PCAP-Certified Associate in Python programming. Students who pass this course will receive a digital badge.

COMP-1259Digital UX for Businesses
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Digital experiences are all around us. The advance of digital technologies combined with the expansion of the Internet across all things made it such that we live most of our lives through those technologies. This means that the quality of our life experiences are directly affected by those technologies. 


This course is a practical introduction to digital user experience design. The course’s main objective is to provide business leaders, managers, user experience professionals, and anyone who aspires to become a user experience professional the necessary knowledge and foundation to deliver exceptional digital user experiences. 

Students will learn the business rationale and the fundamental notions of sound digital experience design in a fast and changing landscape. 

Topics will include:
  • User experience theory
  • The place of digital experience design in an organization and its relationship with technology
  • Digital design necessary skills
  • Processes and tools
  • The measurement of user experience to maximize business success

COMP-1265Security Intelligence Tech
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This course follows the Learn@IBM Curriculum and will prepare you to write the certification exam for a globally recognized IBM digital credential. This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through IBM's online course platform.

This course introduces learners to concepts of security intelligence necessary to identify threats to networks and assets. Students will use tools (primarily IBM's QRadar running along with a simulated network and simulated attacks) to explore how to identify, prioritize, isolate, and defend from cyber-attacks. Students should come to the course with a basic understanding of network architectures, what TCP/IP is, and how data flows within a network. Learners can challenge the IBM Explorer and Mastery Award exams to earn IBM Official Badges.

Jobs in this field include: 
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Specialist
  • Threat intelligence Analyst
  • Application Security Specialist
Wages in these fields range from $19 - $58 per hour.

This course also applies to employers that have staff that require knowledge in IT Security. Download the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

COMP-1266Predictive Analytics Modeler
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This course follows the Learn@IBM Curriculum and will prepare you to write the certification exam for a globally recognized IBM digital credential. This micro-credential course is non-credit and delivered through IBM's online course platform.

The Predictive Analytics Modeler career path prepares students to learn the essential analytics models to collect and analyze data efficiently. This will require skills in predictive analytics models, such as data mining, data collection and integration, nodes, and statistical analysis. The Predictive Analytics Modeler will use tools for market research and data mining in order to predict problems and improve outcomes.

Jobs in this field include:
  • Automated Data Mining
  • Data Analytics Conversion
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Analytics
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Data Integration
  • Data Mining
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Plotting
  • Data Preparation
  • Predictive Analytics Modeler
Wages in these fields range from $19 to $58 per hour.

This course also applies to employers that have staff that require knowledge in Data Analytics. Download the Sponsorship Authorization for Part-Time Students form.

COMP-1313Introduction to ComputersRPL
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In this course, students will be introduced to software in the Microsoft 365 productivity platform. Students will explore the fundamentals of editing and formatting text in a variety of documents in Word and the essentials of working with data in Excel spreadsheets. Then, students will learn how to work collaboratively using sharing platforms and create slide decks with a presentation program. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to further their skills using specific Microsoft applications.

NTWK-2001Linux/Unix Administration
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This course provides the skills and knowledge required to install, configure, and support network services on a Linux server.  After installing a Linux server, students will learn how to administer and manage their own Linux-based network.  Topics include administering users, securing the file system, configuring network connectivity, managing processes, configuring and managing printing, implementing remote connectivity, and implementing, configuring and managing a variety of network services such as DNS, DHCP, NFS, FTP, email and web services in a hands-on environment.

Prerequisites:

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

2024 Summer Term - Distance Education
COMP-1259 Digital UX for Businessesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24J. Brugger256547$649
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
J. Brugger
Section
256547
Cost
$649
COMP-1237 Excel 2016more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24J. Epps256550$589
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
256550
Cost
$589
COMP-1313 Introduction to Computersmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24K. Mann256563$589
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
K. Mann
Section
256563
Cost
$589
COMP-1257 Programming Essentials in Pythonmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24S. Rafiq256578$649
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Rafiq
Section
256578
Cost
$649

2024 Fall Term - Distance Education
COMP-1259 Digital UX for Businessesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA259751$665
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA259752$665
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA259753$665
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25TBA259754$665
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259751
Cost
$665
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259752
Cost
$665
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259753
Cost
$665
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259754
Cost
$665
COMP-1237 Excel 2016more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA259755$605
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA259756$605
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA259757$605
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25TBA259758$605
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259755
Cost
$605
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259756
Cost
$605
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259757
Cost
$605
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259758
Cost
$605
COMP-1313 Introduction to Computersmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA259775$605
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA259776$605
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA259777$605
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25TBA259778$605
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259775
Cost
$605
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259776
Cost
$605
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259777
Cost
$605
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259778
Cost
$605
COMP-1257 Programming Essentials in Pythonmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA259808$665
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA259809$665
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA259810$665
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25TBA259811$665
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259808
Cost
$665
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259809
Cost
$665
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259810
Cost
$665
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259811
Cost
$665

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.

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.

Awards and Scholarships

A complete list of awards, bursaries, and scholarships can be found at catalogue.rrc.ca/AvailableAwards

Entrance Awards

UFCW Local 832 Annual Scholarship Award
Specific Application
Scholarships are available for those who are UFCW members employed by companies that contribute to the Education and Training Trust Fund. Students enrolling in both full-time and part-time studies are eligible. Application deadline is June 1. For further information, contact the UFCW Training Centre.

General Awards

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Richard (Asher) Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

This is an $1000 award given annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional effort and/or the ability to lead, organize and engage students or members of the community in embodying the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.

The successful recipient will be a community activist, advocate or leader who has worked for systemic changes at various levels and with various social identities in mind. Their advocacy may involve (but is not limited to): human rights, LGBTT* issues, anti-racism, anti-poverty, public health, non-violence, community-building and student engagement, or encouraging others on issues of social justice that impact the lives of students and the broader community.

Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, based on the following criteria:
• Making a significant contribution to equity, inclusion and social justice through community engagement, either in specific positions of responsibility or while involved in organizing activities. (Requirements: Student statement and at least one reference letter)
• Engaging and inspiring other students or members of the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students or the general community.
• Financial need may also be considered. Applicants may choose to complete the financial section of the application, and/or include information.
All full-time and part-time Red River College students are welcome to apply. The general application form must be accompanied by a student statement and required letter(s) of reference in order to be considered. The deadline for applications is March 1st.  Completed application forms should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca .

RRC Polytech Students' Association Chad Hildebrand Memorial Award
Chad, a BA student, was a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) during the 1998-99 school year. He died in March of 2000 as a result of a hockey accident. The 1999-2000 SAB agreed to dedicate the Students’ Association Scholarship fund’s first award in Chad’s memory.  One $1,000 award shall be presented to a Red River College Polytechnic student, who is a current Student Association Board member, exhibits leadership qualities and is actively involved in the college and/or community. Applicants must submit a one-page statement describing their involvement in the college and/ or community.  The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Indigenous Student Awards

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Continuing Education

Gervin Alexander Dobbin Memorial Award
A $1000 award has been established to honour the memory of former Red River College Evening Program Supervisor, Gervin Alexander Dobbin. The award is available annually and is presented during the fall term to a part-time evening/Saturday program student who is a single parent with a financial need and who is currently registered in a Continuing Education program at RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is October 1st.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
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