PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS THERP-CT Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Full-time study available
  • Practicum experience
  • Two field work placements

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in therapeutic and leisure recreational programming and services for older adults. You will learn to plan, promote, deliver and evaluate effective programs for clientele in various settings, including: personal care homes, extended hospital care, adult day centres, assisted living and other community based programs.

Workplace safety, privacy and health regulations are a key component of the program.

You can complete this program through full-time studies. To learn how, see Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults


NOTE:  Academic Writing (EDUA-1002) can be taken in lieu of Academic Communication (DCSP-1001). This will be a one-way credit only towards the Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults Certificate Program.

Admission Requirements

It is recommended that you have basic computer skills, familiarity with word processing and using the Internet for research. If you do not have these skills, it is strongly recommended that you take a basic computer skills course.

Regular Admission Requirements
  1. Grade 12
  • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
    • Grade 12 English
If you will be using education earned outside of Canada or the United States to meet admission requirements, visit International Student Credentials for information and instructions

English Language Requirements (ELRs)
  • If you were educated outside of Canada or the United States, submit results of an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) indicated you meet the following ELRs:
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
    • Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8
OR
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
    • Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5
OR
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
    • Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.5 
  • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
  • We strongly advise you successfully complete an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) before submitting your application to ensure you can meet the 30 day deadline. 
  • ELPAs must be dated within two years of your application date.
  • After confirming you meet ELRs, the College will send you a request to submit your international academic credentials for assessment.
  • For more information, visit International Student Credentials

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 English
  • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in one credit of Grade 12 English

Program Progression Requirements
After acceptance into the program but prior to registration into certain courses, you will be required to submit the following:
  • An original official Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) Check
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check
  • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check
  • A completed HSP Net Form
If you have a criminal record or are listed on either the Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you may not be able to complete the program. For more information, visit: Police Information Check

Who Should Enrol?

To be successful you must enjoy working with older adults and should have good oral and written communication skills in the English language and be physically able to perform tasks as required. You must be willing to accept direction and responsibility and work cooperatively in a team setting.

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.
COMM-1170Interpersonal Communication 1
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Content is focused on human communication experienced in the helping professions. Emphasis is placed upon the student's growth, self-knowledge and behaviour in groups. Instructional methods will include discussions and activities to expand understanding and experience.

COMP-1164TR - Computer Applications
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Learn the basics of Microsoft Windows and the MS Office skills to create multi-page reports in Word, presentations using PowerPoint , and newsletters, posters and program calendars using Publisher.

DCSP-1001Academic CommunicationRPL
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Students will develop the writing skills that will assist them to communicate their ideas in an academic setting (e.g. how to write a term paper), complete an incident report at work, and make oral presentations (e.g. public speaking skills) for both the work and college environment. For this last area, students will prepare and deliver a multimedia presentation on a self-selected topic.

EDUA-1002Academic WritingRPL
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This course instructs the techniques and processes for educational assistants to produce accurate documentation in written communication skills using a variety of genre. It outlines the use of a thesis statement and APA format for research purposes. Emphasis is placed on sentence structure, developing a variety of sentence types and the correct use of grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. The intent of this course is to provide educational assistants with the skills to support students in the writing process. The course should improve the educational assistant’s written communication with teachers.

Prerequisites:
HCAP-1006Introduction to Gerontology
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Explore the concepts of the aging process. Examine the critical issues that affect aging, personal adaptation to aging, and community resources. Topics include the demography of aging, societal and personal attitudes to aging, major theories of aging, physical aging, psycho-social aging, economic, social and political factors.

HEAL-1846Emerg. First Aid with CPR C
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This course provides simple First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment for individuals who want an overview of First Aid and CPR for the home or workplace. This  course covers the role, function and responsibilities of the first aider, skills needed to recognize and respond to emergencies, shock and  treatment, major bleeds. obstructed airway and other breathing emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies,  and CPR Level C. CPR Level C covers adult/child/baby CPR - one rescuer, adult/child/baby choking, barrier devices/pocket masks, AED, adult/child 2-rescuer CPR.

PRAC-1052TR - Field Work - Community Based
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You will put all skill area theories into practice, with particular emphasis on group program planning in community based settings. The seminars will integrate the concepts learned during the TRF for Older Adults program with your own experiences in a community setting. 

PRAC-1053TR - Field Work - Facility Based
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Gain exposure and experience working in facility-based settings. Put theory into practice, and address the key skill areas of professionalism in assessing/meeting a client's needs in facility-based settings. The seminars will integrate the concepts learned during the TRF for Older Adults program with your own experiences in a facility setting. 

RECF-1001TR Adaptations & Intervention
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Develop an awareness of how physical, emotional and social disabilities may limit performance and learn to adapt activity programs to meet an individual's specific needs.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1023Specialized TR Applications
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Explore a variety of specialized recreation applications for older adults in community and institutional settings. Topics will cover volunteer inclusion, special event planning, sensory stimulation, cognitive programs, music programs, food-related programs, horticultural programs, intergenerational programs, movement/exercise programs, animal assisted programs, humour programs, reminiscing programs and spiritual programs. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to implement program options that meet the expected outcomes of your clients' care plan.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1035Therapeutic Fitness Leader
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This course will allow you to gain the theoretical and practical proficiency to develop and implement safe, therapeutic fitness programs for seniors at varying levels of functional well being. The course will involve study in the areas of human anatomy and physiology, basic fitness components, leadership development techniques, strength/resistance training theory/design/ implementation, specific challenges/common disorders/ safety considerations for working with the older adult population and program design, implementation and evaluation for programs at varying levels of functional abilities (independent/high; moderate; or low functioning). Skills such as how to incorporate music, how to adapt the class to work with different levels at once, how to provide progressions and how to utilize different apparatus/equipment to provide variety and prevent over-use or over-training. At the conclusion of this course the students will be able to develop and implement at least 1 exercise program for all 3 functional levels that they can use in the workplace. 

RECF-1045TR-Foundation to Therapeutic Recreation
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Learn the basic concepts, principles, procedures and terminology of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) including standards of practice and code of ethics.

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RECF-1046TR - Leisure Concepts
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This course provides an introduction to the concepts of leisure, recreation, work and play. It differentiates between general leisure pursuits and how trained recreation facilitators can use this knowledge to assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic interventions. The five main bodies of philosophical thought will be discussed as they pertain and influence leisure experience and service delivery. The procedures, tools, and forms, used in community and long term care settings in the design and delivery of leisure programs will be reviewed and discussed. Potential theories of what this means in the future for individuals, societal components as well as for the profession of therapeutic recreation will be explored.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1047TR - Cognitive Impairment
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Improve your confidence in working with clients with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia disorders. Examine causes, functional ability, assets, deficits and communication. Through practical case studies and situations, learn about therapeutic activities that will enhance the functioning of this population and lessen the extent of unwanted behaviour.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1048TR - Group Dynamics & Interdisciplinary
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Learn the processes involved in group dynamics, the importance of attending and listening skills and group goals. Develop skills through group activities and observational learning. Study group communication, diversity, leadership, and how groups make decisions. Learn how to build a strong team.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1049TR - Valuing Diversity, Faith & Culture
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Study demographics in regards to current immigration patterns, religion, aging, healthcare and community supports. Explore the role culture plays in society and how it influences TR interventions, communication, value of TR and the role of family and the individual.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1050TR-Dealing with Loss & Palliative Care
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Examine the various types of losses that occur throughout the life span, and the methods of providing support in these situations, relating to the elderly in particular. Learn to identify the stages of grief and cultural and spiritual perspectives on loss, grief and death. Develop an awareness of the grief process and ethical dilemmas associated with loss, grief and death. Explore end of life care and the differences between palliative and hospice care.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1051TR - Documentation Skills
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Become familiar with documentation skills and how they apply to therapeutic programming, the planning process and assessment. Discover the value of assessment as an ongoing process, and learn charting etiquette and technique. Discuss different charting styles, and the issues of confidentiality in relation to documentation.

Prerequisites:
RECF-1052TR - Program Planning
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Become familiar with the different concepts and methods involved in assessing, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating programs within facility-based and community-based settings. Learn how to assess your client's needs, deal with leisure barriers and determine the differences between individual and group planning.

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SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9078Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (r) Training Program
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The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (R) Program is a safe, non-harmful behaviour management system designed to aid human service professionals in the management of disruptive and assaultive people, even during the most violent moments. It has been developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute, a training organization devoted to training staff in the safe management of potentially violent individuals.

WRKS-1033TR - Infection Control Workshop
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Learn proper procedures to manage infection control while working with clients in both facility and community settings.

WRKS-1034TR - Assisting with Dignity
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Learn how to assist clients with dignity while attending to their personal needs.

Prerequisites:

Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit 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.


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

Course Dates and Fees

2020 Fall Term - Distance Education
EDUA-1002 Academic Writingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21M. Kitz204359$335
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21M. Kitz204360$335
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
204359
Cost
$335
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
204360
Cost
$335
HCAP-1006 Introduction to Gerontologymore info
Location: Off Campus
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21M. Young198749$415
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21M. Young198751$415
Location: Off Campus
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Young
Section
198749
Cost
$415
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Young
Section
198751
Cost
$415
COMP-1164 TR - Computer Applicationsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21J. Epps205970$325
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21J. Epps205971$325
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
205970
Cost
$325
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
205971
Cost
$325

2021 Winter Term - Distance Education
EDUA-1002 Academic Writingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 05, 21M. Kitz206663$335
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21M. Kitz206664$335
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21M. Kitz206665$335
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
206663
Cost
$335
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
206664
Cost
$335
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
206665
Cost
$335
COMM-1170 Interpersonal Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 12, 21 - Apr 13, 21TBA206636$439
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 12, 21 - Apr 13, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206636
Cost
$439
HCAP-1006 Introduction to Gerontologymore info
Location: Off Campus
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA206322$415
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA206323$415
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA206324$415
Location: Off Campus
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206322
Cost
$415
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206323
Cost
$415
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206324
Cost
$415
WRKS-1034 TR - Assisting with Dignitymore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 11, 21 - Mar 24, 21TBA206647$99
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 11, 21 - Mar 24, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206647
Cost
$99
RECF-1047 TR - Cognitive Impairmentmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 12, 21 - Apr 06, 21L. Udell206648$445
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 12, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
L. Udell
Section
206648
Cost
$445
COMP-1164 TR - Computer Applicationsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 05, 21J. Epps206655$325
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21J. Epps206656$325
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21J. Epps206657$325
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
206655
Cost
$325
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
206656
Cost
$325
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
206657
Cost
$325
RECF-1051 TR - Documentation Skillsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 29, 21TBA206650$549
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 29, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206650
Cost
$549
RECF-1048 TR - Group Dynamics & Interdisciplinarymore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 13, 21 - Mar 24, 21TBA206653$445
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 13, 21 - Mar 24, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206653
Cost
$445
RECF-1046 TR - Leisure Conceptsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 08, 21TBA206651$355
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 08, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206651
Cost
$355
RECF-1049 TR - Valuing Diversity, Faith & Culturemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 29, 21TBA206654$435
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 29, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206654
Cost
$435
RECF-1001 TR Adaptations & Interventionmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 29, 21TBA206652$445
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 11, 21 - Mar 29, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206652
Cost
$445
RECF-1045 TR-Foundation to Therapeutic Recreationmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Mar 24, 21K. Toews209747$445
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Mar 24, 21
Delivery
Instructor
K. Toews
Section
209747
Cost
$445

CO-OP/Practicum Information

The practicum provides you with the opportunity to apply, in the practice setting, the knowledge and skills learned in the theory courses. 

The practicum is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Practicum placements are determined by the College.

To be eligible to participate in the practicum, you must:
  1. Successful completion of all theory courses.
  2. Official Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) Check document conducted within six months and submitted prior to the start of the practical component of the program. Original documents must be submitted. For further information, visit Police Information Check
  3. Official Adult Abuse Registry Check document conducted within six months and submitted prior to the start of the practical component of the program. Original documents must be submitted.
  4. Official Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check document conducted within six months and submitted prior to the start of the practical component of the program. Original documents must be submitted.
  5. Completed HSP Net Form.

Contact the program facilitator at cpfau@rrc.ca to enquire about registering for practicum and providing record checks. Please contact the program facilitator prior to requesting record checks.

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

After successfully completing this program, you should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and empathetically in all interactions by using active listening as well as written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrate personal integrity and accountability in all roles and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by participating in life-long learning and advocating for the profession. 
  • Use appropriate documentation procedures and tools for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the profession. 
  • Apply the skills necessary to plan, promote, and deliver therapeutic programs.
  • Evaluate programs based on identified goals and objectives and make necessary modifications. 
  • Comply with workplace safety, privacy, and health regulations by adhering to the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Create individual, small group and large group program plans by identifying interests, assessing needs, and adapting as necessary.
  • Use a variety of technologies to communicate research, create documents, and utilize facility-specific software.
  • Commit to advocating and supporting the individual through a sincere understanding of their holistic needs.

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.

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

Students require a C+ in each theory course and a Pass in each workshop and Field Work Placement to successfully complete the program.

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.

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 and forms, 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

Graduates of the program are prepared to work with older adults and adults with disabilities in therapeutic and leisure recreation programming. Employment is found in long term care, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, adult day centres and community based settings.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

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

Admitted students may submit their criminal record and abuse registry check documents to:
Carolyn Pfau
Room F109, Notre Dame Campus
204-632-3367
cpfau@rrc.ca

Interlake Campus
Box 304
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB  R1A 1T0
Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
Phone: 204-785-5328
Fax: 204-482-7082
Email: interlake@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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