Red River College Polytechnic

Red River College (RRC) Polytechnic is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning. It has eight campuses across the province, more than 22,000 students each year and more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs. RRC also offers microcredential courses. In Winnipeg, the college operates a student residence, which has single- and double-room suites.

RRC has diverse industry partnerships and many specialized research and training facilities. Manitou a bi Bii daziigae, the first RRC building to receive an Indigenous name, opened in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District in the fall of 2021. The new building houses RRC’s business and creative arts programs. Equipped with three digital teaching studios, the centre provides learners in rural communities with increased access to campus while they learn from home, and enables Indigenous entrepreneurship and social enterprise. 

RRC’s culinary and hospitality school, the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in Winnipeg, is home to the college’s Technology Access Centre in Culinary Research. The centre conducts research and development for food manufacturing
and services businesses. In 2018, at the school’s Notre Dame campus, RRC opened the Skilled Trades and Technology Centre, which provides training space for students in high-demand occupations such as carpentry and sheet metal. The centre’s lab space supports innovation in sectors including robotics, automation, pneumatics and computer-aided design.


• Degree $5,889-$7,815

• Diploma $4,200-$16,137

• Certificate $3,112-$11,442

• Post-Grad $3,687-$13,028

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Nursing

• Business Information Technology

• Civil Engineering Technology

• Business Technology Management

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• Creative Communications: Students develop the skills and in-depth knowledge they need to start a successful career in professional communications and graduate with portfolios of work that lead to a very high employment rate.

• Pathway to Information Technology: Students prepare for a diverse range of careers in information technology, while gaining a network of career-focused supports and building the foundational knowledge and technical skills they need to progress with confidence.

• Nurse Re-Entry: Designed for previously registered nurses wishing to return to active practice, these courses address the competency and knowledge gaps to meet entry levels for registered nurses in Manitoba.