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Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
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Tuition: $5,000  Students: 32,000
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB      R3H 0J9

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology

Red River College was once known as The Industrial Vocational Education Centre. It was established by R.J. Jones, T.O. Durin, and Otto Peters in the mid-1930’s at Henry Avenue. The school started as evening programs that help train unemployed and unskilled youths in various trades. The success of the centre encouraged the government to support its programs through the Department of Labor in 1938, which changed its name to Red River College. Its first courses included: sheet metal, power engineering, welding and forging, needle trades, sheet metal, and carpentry. Today, the College offers courses to 40,000 learners every year and has around ... ... continued below

About Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology

... 900 full and part time employees throughout the province. It has a reputation for skilled and knowledgeable graduates that contribute positively to the workplace. Red River College has a reputation as an adaptable and flexible school that is able to ride with the demands and developments of its community, business, and students. Its vision is to provide “accessible, innovative, applied learning and research in an advanced environment, creating skilled graduates to drive the Manitoba economy,” and its mission is to “enable students to build a career, enhance quality of life, and contribute to Manitoba’s economic and social prosperity through exceptional applied education and research.”

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Red River College has five regional campuses in Manitoba: Gimli Campus, Peguis-Fisher River Campus, Portage Campus, Winkler Campus, and Steinbach Campus. These campuses offer industry-recognized certificated programs and also the first year of a two-year college diploma program in a student’s own community. The campuses also make customizable courses and workshops for businesses and organizations. In 2002, the Stevenson Aviation expanded it range by opening a new campus at Saskatchewan Avenue. Located at the Winnipeg Campus, the Stevenson Aviation and Aerospace Training Centre was created for skilled workers in Manitoba’s aerospace and aviation sectors. The RRC Princess Street Campus was created for students who study business, information technology, and modern media. The University of Winnipeg accommodated RRC students in its residential buildings. Some of the student options that they offer are: Lions Manor Senior Citizens’ Housing Complex (single dorm-style accommodation on student-only floors, furnished/unfurnished bachelor and one-bedroom suites); McFeetors Hall (single dorms, double-dorms and family housing); Great –West Life Student Residence. Visiting Scholars Meal Plan are also offered for interested students.

Student Services and Student Life

Red River offers the following services to students: CAMPUS DINING (Notre Dame Campus has several dining options such as Prairie Lights Restaurant, Voyageur Dining Room, and Hard Drive Café, Princess Street Campus has Tim Hortons Restaurant and other snack kiosks); FITNESS AND RECREATION (Notre Dame and Princess Street Campuses provide fitness facilities, such as weight equipment, shower facilities, yoga class, etc.); LIBRARIES (students can access the whole collection of online databases, computer labs, and books not only at Red River’s campuses but also at the University of Manitoba); STUDENT PARKING (students are required to purchase a first-come, first-served hourly/ daily, monthly or annual parking passes); CHAPLAINCY (available three days a week), STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES (helps make college life more interesting through its activities, such as Hockey Night, Pizza Wednesdays, Keggers, Nooners, discounted tickets to Manitoba, and etc.); HEALTH SERVICES (provide health counseling and emergency medical situations), SAFETY AND SECURITY (24 hour on campus patrols, Safewalk escorts for students walking alone, emergency call boxes located all throughout campus); STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES; AND HOUSING.

Academic Programs

The College has more than 100 full-time programs that give students the skill and the experience needed to succeed in the workplace. Some of the programs that they offer include: Aboriginal Language Specialist, Aboriginal Self-Government Administration, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Animal Health Technology, App Motor Vehicle Mech Asset, Applied Biology, Building Design CAD Technology, Business Administration, Business Administration Integrated, Business Information Technology, Computer Analyst/Programmer, Computer Applications for Business, Creative Communications, Dental Assisting, Digital MultiMedia Technology Laptop, Diploma Nursing (Accelerated), Disability and Community Support, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Workplace, Intensive English As an Additional Language, International Business, Legal Administrative Assistant, Library and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Network Technology, Photography - Enhanced, Piping Trades, Radiation Therapy, Residential Decorating Certificate Program, Sterile Processing Technician, Technical Communication, Tourism Management, Welding, and Workplace Communication for Community Service Workers.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

RRC awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Red River gives more than $300,000 to almost 500 students as a financial support in their studies. Students who wish to know more about the available scholarships can check the College’s website.

Winnipeg Information

Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Winnipeg is located at the eastern edge of the prairie region of Western Canada, and, due to this, plays a prominent role in transportation, finance, manufacturing, agriculture and education. Winnipeg also lies in close proximity to hundreds of lakes, including Lake Winnipeg, Canada's fifth largest lake and the world's eleventh largest.

Winnipeg is the sunshine capital of Canada, with over 2300 hours of sun annually. Winnipeg has the second clearest skies year-round and is the second sunniest city in Canada in the winter.

Winnipeg is well known across the prairies for its arts and culture. The isolation of the city led to the development of many homegrown cultural institutions in theatre, music and dance. As the city developed, it became one of the main stops in Canada for artists as they travelled across Canada. It remains one of the top destinations today.