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Joint Info Sessions: Business Information Technology (BIT), Introduction to BIT, and Business Technology Management

February 26, 2016 • Written by

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Join us for one of our  joint information session exploring RRC’s Business Information Technology, Introduction to Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 5–7pm, Room A104, Roblin Centre (160 Princess St.)
  • Thursday, March 17, 1–3pm, Room P107, Roblin Centre (160 Princess St.)

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

For more information on these programs please visit rrc.ca/bit or rrc.ca/btm

Your future starts here! RRC Information Session: Tuesday, March 15

February 25, 2016 • Written by

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If you are considering post-secondary, you do not want to miss this information session. Learn about full-time programs, the admissions process and the various support services that are available. There is something for everyone at Red River College.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6-7pm, Green Lecture Theatre (GM43) Notre Dame Campus

*This is the same presentation that is delivered to high schools and adult learning centres but this is an opportunity for students who have missed these opportunities to attend. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register at rrc.ca/rrcinfo

Making The Most Of Your Open House Visit

January 18, 2016 • Written by

open house s_gymRRC Open House
February 16: 11am – 2pm and 5pm-8pm
February 17: 9am – 2pm

RRC’s annual Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to experience the college environment. Here are some suggestions that can make your visit informative and valuable:

Take a tour
Campus tours will be offered throughout both days, at both the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses. This is a great chance to see the campus, and to focus on labs and classrooms specific to your interests. Even better, tours are led by current RRC students, so you have an opportunity to get an insider’s perspective on life as a college student.

Go to an information session
Several RRC programs will be offering information sessions. This is your chance to hear it from the experts, and find out what the day-to-day realities are for students in program x, y, or z. Consider these sessions a great way to dial into a specific area of interest.

Visit the information booths
For your convenience, all RCC programs, regardless of campus location, will be set up with information booths at the Notre Dame Campus. For anyone who is still in an exploratory stage of their decision-making, this allows you to gather as much information as you want in one convenient location.

Use the shuttle service
While info booths will be located in one place, there is still an easy way to get to the Exchange District Campus. A free shuttle service will take you back and forth on both days. Student-led tours will be offered, and a team of ambassadors will be on hand to provide directions and answer questions.

Plan ahead
Visit our Facebook event page to get the latest updates about the Open House! Planning in advance will enable you to make the most of your visit.

We look forward to seeing you!

*On all the days around Open House, if you have questions about any RRC programs, contact an Academic Advisor. Advisors can help you better understand what is required of you at the application stage, and beyond.

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.

Your Future Starts Here! RRC Information Session January 13th, 2016

December 17, 2015 • Written by

General Info Session January 2016

If you are considering post-secondary, you do not want to miss this information session. Learn about full-time programs, the admissions process and the various support services that are available. There is something for everyone at Red River College.

Wednesday January 13, 2016, 6-7pm, Green Lecture Theatre (GM43) Notre Dame Campus

*This is the same presentation that is delivered to high schools and adult learning centres but this is an opportunity for students who have missed these opportunities to attend. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register at rrc.ca/rrcinfo

Assessment Tools At RRC

December 11, 2015 • Written by

ece studentsIn several instances, the College uses one or more assessment tools to measure an applicant’s preparedness for post-secondary study. In this blog post, we will focus on three assessment tools, looking at how they work and what they are used for.

Reading Test
Several programs at RRC (for example, Nursing) use a tool called Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) to measure an applicant’s reading comprehension. The rationale for using this tool is tied to the amount and complexity of reading in these College programs. The more complex the reading content, the higher an applicant’s DRP score must be. The DRP is a multiple-choice test where a person must choose the correct word to be inserted into a sentence. There are a total of 70 questions, progressively increasing in difficulty. It is an untimed test.

Academic Readiness Assessment
This assessment tool is used to measure a person’s entry point to RRC’s Adult Learning Centre (high school upgrading), and for entry to some RRC programs. It consists of two components: reading and math. This assessment requires approximately three hours to write. The Academic Readiness Assessment is not suitable for everyone – anyone who speaks English as an additional language, or anyone with a learning disability is asked to first speak with staff at the Assessment Centre to see if this is right for you.

Special Entry Testing
An applicant might be tested in required subject areas if the Admissions office is uncertain about the applicant’s qualifications. The areas most likely to be tested are English, Math, and Science. Only the subjects listed in the program’s entrance requirements would be included for testing purposes. If Science is tested, it will be the specific science course at the grade level required for admission. This would include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or General Science. The Assessment Centre provides tips to prepare for testing. Click here for more information.

These are just a few of the tools used to assess applicants to RRC. If you are applying for a program that involves an assessment tool, please feel free to contact an Academic Advisor if you have any questions. Contact us at 204-632-2327, or advisor@rrc.ca.

Red River College General Information Session-December 2, 2015

November 23, 2015 • Written by

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If you are considering post-secondary, you do not want to miss this information session. Learn about full-time programs, the admissions process and the various support services that are available. There is something for everyone at Red River College.

*This is the same presentation that is delivered to high schools and adult learning centres but this is an opportunity for students who have missed these opportunities to attend. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register at rrc.ca/rrcinfo

 

Navigating the RRC Website (Part 2)

November 23, 2015 • Written by

Red River College’s website is a wealth of information. In this blogpost, we will look at ways to navigate the website effectively and efficiently. Today we will learn how to locate a part-time program and courses, and for this post we will use the Graphic Communications certificate program as the example.

From the main page (www.rrc.ca), look at the menu bar just beneath the college logo, and select Programs & Courses.

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This takes you to the Program and Course Catalog. This is a very helpful page, in that it can help you narrow a search by using the pull-down menus. We can select Creative Arts from the first pull-down menu. From the second pull-down menu, we can select Graphic Communications.

GC program selectAlternatively, you can click on Alphabetical Listing if you already know what you are looking for.

Now we are at the Graphic Communications overview page. You will see a description of this certificate program. On the left, you will find a menu that will help you enrol in courses from this program.

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When we select Program Outline, we are taken to a list of required and elective courses offered for this program:

Graphic Communications 1 is the first course on the list. Let’s learn more about it by changing menu items to Courses and Descriptions, and then clicking on the course:

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A course description comes, along with a link to more information, click that link:

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When Graphic Communications 1 comes up, you will again see the course description, and all the information you need to register for the course in one of two formats, Classroom or Distance*:

*Online registration is quick and easy. With a credit card, you can get your seat in any class within minutes. Or, in many cases, you can opt for the Distance Education model, where all the materials are sent to you for independent study.

Thousands of students enroll in Continuing and Distance Education courses every year. Some students simply want the knowledge gained from individual courses, while others are setting out to complete a certificate entirely by part-time study. Academic Advisors can help you navigate the options. Contact us at 632-2327, or advisor@rrc.ca.

Graphic Design Information Night

November 10, 2015 • Written by

Graphic DesignThursday, December 3, 2015  |  5 – 8 pm
Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess St.
William Building, Main floor, A104 Lecture Hall

Graphic Design is holding an information night for students, parents and high school staff who would like more information about admission to our program. No need to register. Presentations will be run at 5 pm and 6 pm. After the presentation we invite you to:
• tour the facilities,
• meet with instructors, enrollment staff and current students,
• ask questions about the entrance portfolio and see samples of work.

Download a pdf of the invitation RRC_GDinvite2015

For more information contact:
Diane Livingston, Program Coordinator
at dlivingston@rrc.ca

Navigating the RRC Website (Part 1)

November 9, 2015 • Written by

Red River College’s website is a wealth of information for prospective students. In this blogpost, we will look at ways to navigate the website effectively and efficiently. Today we will learn how to locate a full-time program, and for this post we will use Nursing as the example.

From the main page (www.rrc.ca), look at the menu bar just beneath the college logo, and select Programs & Courses.

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This takes you to the Program and Course Catalog. This is a very helpful page, in that it can help you narrow a search by using the pull-down menus. Alternatively, you can click on Alphabetical Listing if you already know what you are looking for. Clicking on it takes us to the next page.

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In this alphabetical listing of full-time programs, click on the letter ‘N’, or simply scroll down to Nursing. Clicking on it takes you to the Nursing Overview page.

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You’ve made it! From here you can access an array of valuable information specific to the Nursing program. Please note the left-hand menu, a series of links that will tell you everything you need to know about the program.

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Be sure to note two especially important links:

Admission Requirements – this link shows you exactly what an applicant needs to do in order to be admitted into the program. Read carefully to avoid making any errors during the application process.

Dates and Fees – this link will show you the next available intake for this program, as well as the campus location. All applicable fees are listed. Most importantly, it is here you can begin the online application process.

In our next blogpost, we will learn how to navigate the website for the purpose of locating a course in Continuing and Distance Education.

If you any questions about applying to these or any other RRC programs, please contact us at 204-632-2327, or advisor@rrc.ca.