College to launch new programs in IT, engineering, health care and business

Red River College students at work

Red River College will unveil six new programs this year to prepare students for success in the fields of construction management, IT, engineering, health care and business administration.

The new offerings will equip students to be industry-ready by the time they graduate, through the College’s brand of hands-on learning delivered by highly skilled faculty members.

Many of the skills students will acquire through these programs are in high demand in sectors across the province. According to recent surveys, 98 per cent of Red River College graduates choose to stay and work in Manitoba, a trend that helps meet the needs of our province’s economy.

“The partnerships we have with key industries in Manitoba help drive our decisions on program offerings,” says RRC President Paul Vogt. “We get constant feedback from employers on the skills they are looking for, and what it takes for graduates to find jobs and be at the leading edge of their sectors.”

The new programs include:
Network Services Technician (Certificate): This eight-month program provides students with a general knowledge base that can be applied in both the small/home office networking environment and in junior positions in corporate IT departments.

Industrial Networking Technology (Advanced Certificate): This program aims to meet the growing need for industrial engineering professionals with an understanding of network technology, by providing a strong foundational knowledge and understanding of the implications of standards (both industry and legislated) on system reliability, safety and cyber security.

Construction Site Supervisor (Certificate): Students in this program will learn how to manage others while developing the communication, interpersonal and leadership skills required to organize teams and supervise the completion of construction projects. They’ll also study a range of relevant subjects, including project management, construction law, quality management and basic business skills.

Other new programs on tap this year include Bridge to Civil Technologies (Certificate), Enhanced Health Care Aide/Universal Worker (Certificate) and Global Business Management (Certificate).