Getting To Know RRC

Library Information Technology Information Session

January 24, 2017 • Written by

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Red River College is pleased to announce that the Library and Information Technology program will be hosting an information session on the evening of Tuesday, February 7. This two-year diploma program is an excellent fit for people who enjoy working with technology and the public, and who love to read.

The session will be held at 160 Princess St., in Room A104, and will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the evening please reach out to the program coordinator, Kelly Stifora, by phone at 204.949.8517 or email rstifora@RRC.ca.

Upcoming Information Sessions: Business Information Technology, and Business Technology Management

May 26, 2016 • Written by

BITJoin us at one of our upcoming information session exploring RRC’s Business Information Technology, Introduction to Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs.

  • Tuesday, June 7, 1:30-3:30pm, Room A104.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 1:30-3:30pm, Room P107.

Both information sessions will be taking place at Red River College’s Roblin Centre located at 160 Princess Street.

RSVP: Steve Lawrence at 204.949.8395 or slawrence@rrc.ca

 

Skilled Trades at RRC

May 17, 2016 • Written by

PE CarpentryRed River College is a proud partner and supporter of apprenticeship training in Manitoba. In this blog post, we will focus on three RRC pre-employment trades programs – Carpentry, Electrical, and Plumbing – to explain how starting at RRC can set you on a path to earning a Red Seal, emblematic of having mastered your chosen trade.

What is a pre-employment trades program?
A pre-employment trades program is a short-term certificate program, focused on providing the student with a base of skills that will enable him or her to secure a Level 1 Apprenticeship in their chosen trade. While these programs are not mandatory for entering a trade, industry leaders have indicated they would much prefer to hire someone with a base of skill over someone with no skill at all.

What are the entrance requirements?
For Regular Admission, applicants must have completed, or be completing, a high school diploma that includes English, Math, and Science. Please consult the specific requirements in each program to determine the exact credits required.

What will I learn in a pre-employment trades program?
In all three of the programs highlighted, students will attend RRC full-time for five months. In that time the students will learn applied math, science, and communications, and they will spend significant time in training labs, learning and performing a range of hands-on activities. In Carpentry, for example, students will spend time learning how to operate a variety of hand tools related to construction.

What have I gained at the conclusion of a pre-employment trades program?
Upon completion, students will have earned a certificate from RRC. More importantly, they will have gained a base of industry-relevant skills designed to qualify them for employment as a Level 1 Apprentice in their chosen trade. Depending on how well the student performed, credit transfer into their apprenticeship might be possible. This could potentially speed up their time to completion.

What happens once I become an apprentice?
In these highlighted trades, apprentices will work through four levels toward earning a Red Seal, the top credential in their trade. Apprentices spend 1800 hours on the job in each level, with short stints in school to acquire relevant math, science, and communication knowledge as they progress.

Want to learn more? To find out more about pre-employment trades programs at RRC, contact us at advisor@rrc.ca. To learn more about apprenticeship opportunities in this province, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba at apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca.

Business Administration Information Session May 11, 2016

April 25, 2016 • Written by

BusinessIf you’ve ever thought about working in marketing, human resources, financial services or accounting — or you aspire to be Manitoba’s next top entrepreneur — Red River College’s Business Administration program offers the resources you need for a successful career.

Apply your skills after just two years, or transfer your credits to complete a degree. At Red River College, we have unmatched connections to industry — and that’s just one of the many reasons why our grads get hired.

Join us at a free Business Administration program info session.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 12-1pm
  • P107- 160 Princess Street
  • For more information please contact Lisa Jamieson at ljamieson@rrc.ca

Health Information Management Information Session April 14, 2016

March 31, 2016 • Written by

Looking to develop the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage the health information required for patient care, administration, research, and education? Red River College’s Health Information Management program trains you in the specialized techniques required to work in health information management. It offers a unique combination of medical, computer, and business courses to ensure your success.

Join us on April 14, from 1-3pm in the White Lecture Theatre on the Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave) to learn more about our Health Information Management program.  www.rrc.ca/him

For more information contact David Thomas at  dthomas@rrc.ca

NEW! Meet An RRC Advisor Via FaceTime or Skype

March 24, 2016 • Written by

learning commonsA traditional face-to-face meeting is seen as the standard when people are seeking information from an academic advisor. However, we recognize that a visit to the campus is not feasible for everyone looking for academic advice. Considerations such as geography, work schedules, or responsibilities to family can have a significant impact on your ability to consult with an advisor. And while the traditional phone call is always an option, many advisees would like a more meaningful connection as they plan their post-secondary studies.

In recognition of this fact, academic advising appointments are now available via Skype and FaceTime. Booking your appointment is simple – just send an e-mail to advisor@rrc.ca, and provide us with the format you want and your contact information. A member of the team will schedule you into the next available appointment time.

How do I prepare for the appointment?
Shortly after the booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with lots of helpful information. For example, you are encouraged to create a list of questions to ask during the session. In addition, please try to compile your education history through high school and any post-secondary transcripts, so the advisor can better understand your qualifications.

What do I need for the appointment?
Aside from your questions and transcript(s), make sure you are sitting in a comfortable chair in a well-lit room. If you are using a portable device (phone or tablet), be sure it has sufficient charge for the appointment.

How do I get Skype, or how do I set up FaceTime on my Apple device?
Both tools are very user-friendly, simply go to www.skype.com to be guided through its installation on your PC, laptop, or other device. For FaceTime, we recommend you go to www.apple.com and access the Help feature. You will find easy-to-follow instructions.

We look forward to meeting with you online – be sure to contact us at advisor@rrc.ca.

Business Administration Information Sessions April 6, 2016

March 21, 2016 • Written by

If you’ve ever thought about working in marketing, human resources, financial services or accounting — or you aspire to be Manitoba’s next top entrepreneur — Red River College’s Business Administration program offers the resources you need for a successful career.

Apply your skills after just two years, or transfer your credits to complete a degree. At Red River College, we have unmatched connections to industry — and that’s just one of the many reasons why our grads get hired.

Join us at a free Business Administration program info session.

  • Wednesday, April 6, 1-3pm or 6-8pm
  • Black Lecture Theatre- 2055 Notre Dame Ave
  • For more information please contact David Thomas at dthomas@rrc.ca

Library and Information Technology – Information Session March 15th, 2016

March 3, 2016 • Written by

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Join us on Tuesday March 15th for an overview of or our Library and Information Technology program, detailed information on admissions requirements and dates, and a chance to meet the faculty and ask any questions you might have! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Room A104 (Great West Life Lecture Theatre), Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess Street

Creative Communications Information Night 2016

January 6, 2016 • Written by

The Creative Communications program is hosting an Information night for anyone interested in learning more about the two-year RRC diploma or four-year joint degree program with the University of Winnipeg. Tour the facilities, meet students and teaching faculty, and ask questions about the program and application process. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. No RSVP required.

6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Roblin Centre – 160 Princess Street (Room P107)

For more information contact Tracey Seida, Program Coordinator at tseida@rrc.ca or 204.949.8339.

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