PepsiCo, Pharmaceutical companies and the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department have all hired graduates from Red River College’s Chemical & Bioscience Technology program. There is a great deal of crossover from industry to industry which means that career possibilities are broad and transferrable.
Many people think of the careers that we are most exposed to when you think about applying science to the job market. Careers like becoming a nurse, working in the medical field, are top of mind. But what if you love science but you don’t want to work hands on with people? Chemical & Biosciences Technology is a program that offers you skills that might be obscure to many of us….how does a program like this apply to the real world you ask?
Career options are broad and cover many industries – what’s even better, is the coop term is an opportunity to showcase their skills in industry allowing them to graduate with work experience! Here are a few examples very different example of what graduates of this program have done afterwards:
A graduate of the program in 2001 had worked in a couple different research and development institutes before joining Pepsi Co. as a Quality Assurance Technician. She worked as a QC (Quality Control) technician for over 6 years at Pepsi and the work included continually testing products that were manufactured to ensure they could be released for sale. This work involved performing a variety of chemistry based tests to ensure products met their specifications.She left Pepsi to return to Red River College as an educational assistant where she is now working with current students to prepare them for similar career opportunities.
A graduate of the program in 2012 had enrolled in the program because he had an interest in pursuing a more advanced career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The student was able to work two consecutive co-op terms (part of his education at Red River College) at Apotex Fermentation Incorporated, one of the leaders in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Canada. He has since obtained a full time position with AFI.
A graduate of the program in 2004 has been working in variety of roles within the Analytical Services division of the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste department. Along with many other graduates of the program, he has have been able to secure stable long term employment with the city. This work includes collection and analysis of samples from various locations and points within Winnipeg’s water treatment processes.
For more information about this program, please visit www.rrc.ca/cbc. To register for this program, please visit www.rrc.ca/howtoapply. There will also be an information session for registered and interested students at Notre Dame Campus on Monday, June 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Room A337.
One of the most frequently asked questions that I get from students, parents, counsellors, etc. is “When is your application deadline at RRC?”
A key difference in applying to Red River College versus many other post-secondary institutions is that for most programs at RRC there is no such thing as an application deadline….
We accept students on a first qualified, first serve basis. This means that students need to apply early for many programs in order to get into the program they are interested in. How early can you apply you ask? For most programs, you can apply as early as the end of Grade 11. Once you have your final transcripts and have registered for all of the required Grade 12 courses (as listed under the admission requirements for the program you are applying for) you are eligible to apply. The benefit to doing this is that if you are applying to a program that has a waiting list, you will be placed on that list earlier and have less time, if any, to wait to start your program after high school.
Some exceptions to this rule are Creative Arts programs that have application deadlines due to the portfolio requirements, programs that are joint programs with one of the Universities that require you to apply directly to a university. Another exception would be programs like Medical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Radiologic Technology that require one to two years of post-secondary education as their pre-requisites which in that case will require that you follow the application process/meet the application deadlines of the institution you are starting with before applying to Red River College. In the case of those two programs, you do not apply to Red River College until the year that you are scheduled to complete those required courses (they must be completed before July 15 of the year that you are applying).
It is important to note that not all programs at Red River College have waiting lists but it is worth investigating areas of interest earlier than later to determine if your program of interest does have a waiting list.
To apply, visit www.rrc.ca/howtoapply and go through the comprehensive step by step instructions and you are on your way!
Did you ever admire those teachers in high school that got to teach the fun subjects that students look forward to? Did you ever think how cool would it be to teach woodworking, graphic design, multimedia, photography, drafting…? Do you have an interest in a particular trade but want to know about other ways to apply that learning by becoming a teacher? If you answered yes or even maybe to any of these questions, keep reading…
Learn more about Red River College’s Teacher Education programs by attending an Information Session on Thursday, February 7 at Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Campus) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room A137. For more information, please contact (204) 632-2300.
***A bonus when considering these programs is that there are two $600 awards are available annually to students entering the Teacher Education program at Red River College (General RRC application required); preference will be given to those entering the five-year programs. Applications should be accompanied by a current high school transcript including first-term grades. Selection criteria will include academic achievement with secondary consideration to leadership qualities or peer support activities. A reference letter from an educator supporting these traits should also be included. Application deadline is June 15. See www.rrc.ca/awards Teacher Education Entrance Award.
Creative Communications Information Night
Its hard to believe that it was ten weeks ago, that I was packing my RRC vehicle for my first recruitment trip of the season to northern Manitoba. It feels like I just started traveling on these tours. I was looking at our monthly reports and it shows that I have presented to over 80 different groups of students from across Manitoba in the last 10 weeks. It’s crazy to think that it is was actually possible. I have met some pretty amazing students with big dreams. I love hearing about how they plan to incorporate an education from RRC into their future and what they inspire to do with the rest of their life.
Do you feel like you need some assistance in discovering what Red River College has to offer? I want to encourage you to check out a number of different resources available to you free of charge.
-Career Exploration- Next session is taking place on December 11th, 2012 from 3-5pm for more information or to register email firstname.lastname@example.org
-Meet with an Academic Advisor- To set up this appointment email email@example.com
-Tour our facilities- To set up this appointment visit www.rrc.ca/visitwithus
-Email the recruitment office for assistance in discovering what RRC has to offer firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Clint Thiessen, Student Recruitment Officer
The Business Information Technology program is a program that trains students in the areas of Application Development, Database Management, Network Management and Web Development.
Students are employable in all four of these areas by the time they are finished their program. The program also includes a coop term which is a paid opportunity to work in industry which is very valuable when it comes to transitioning into the workplace after you graduate from your program.
The good news is that the job market is looking good for people who pursue this career path…even better news…there are still seats available for the January intake of this program. See www.rrc.ca/bit or apply now by visiting www.rrc.ca/howtoapply.
Jennifer Powell, Student Recruitment Officer
Many people have a hard time trying to figure out what they want to do after high school, or as their next career. Red River College’s free Career Exploration Workshop might be what you were looking for. Don’t miss the next 1 hour workshop on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:00pm at Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue.
What are these workshops all about?
Red River College Counselling and Accessibility Services offers a Career Exploration Workshops to students who may be considering changing programs or wishing to explore other interests. This workshop is also available to prospective students who may need guidance in choosing a career path.
Emphasis is placed on enhancing self-awareness, determining interests, understanding values and considering skills/abilities. An overview of available career resources and career planning strategies is also given.
Information will be provided on the Career Cruising website. This website will assist individuals as they continue to explore career possibilities and potential academic opportunities following the workshop. With Red River College’s username and password, participants will have access to comprehensive Career Matchmaking assessments, information on hundreds of potential careers as well as the education and training required for these careers.
In part two of the workshop, Red River College Recruitment Officers will provide program information and explore other college resources that may be helpful in making career decisions. Participants will also be provided a tour of the campus.
This Career Exploration Workshop is free of charge for both students and members of the public. They are delivered by the college’s qualified and professional counselling staff. All workshops take place at the Notre Dame Campus in D102 which is located across the hall from the Student Service Centre.
How do I register?
To register your attendance at one of these workshops, please call: (204) 632-3966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register in person in D102 at the Notre Dame Campus.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Clint Thiessen, Student Recruitment Officer
If you didn’t start school in September but wanted to there are some great options available in the New Year and if you apply now, you’ve still got time…
Here are a few full-time programs to check out that start in January and February 2013:
Business Administration: www.rrc.ca/bus
Biindigen College Studies: www.rrc.ca/bcs
Educational Assistant: www.rrc.ca/eac
Introduction to Trades: www.rrc.ca/itr
MRI & Spectroscopy: www.rrc.ca/mri (for students who have completed the Medical Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy or Ultrasound programs from a recognized institute or college)
Be sure to review the admission requirements for programs. To apply visit: www.rrc.ca/howtoapply.
Best of luck!
Jennifer Powell, Student Recruitment Officer