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Adult Learning Centres

Winkler Adult Learning Centre

RRC Polytech offers high school courses in a variety of subject areas.

Whether you are looking to start, continue or finish your education, RRC Polytech is here to help you.

High School Courses

It is never too late to take high school courses that will contribute towards your post-secondary education aspirations, or upgrade your skills to advance in your career.

At the Winkler Adult Learning Centre, we are here to help you improve your skills and get the credentials you need.  Our courses have flexible entry dates to accommodate your individual schedule and are offered in a blended format allowing for independent study when convenient and access to an instructor when needed. This flexibility allows you to move through your course(s) when it works best in your busy life.

Upon successful completion of the courses, you will be provided with a transcript and additional transcripts can be ordered at any time. If you are looking to apply for post-secondary education, finish your high school or advance in your career, this is the right option for you!

Mature Student Diploma Program

RRC Polytech offers a variety of High School courses for students seeking to attain a Mature Student High School Diploma.

To qualify for the program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a mature student of at least 19 years of age within school calendar year if you are coming to finish a Mature Grade 12 high school diploma.
  • Have been out of school for at least one full year AND must have been out of school long enough for his/her class to have graduated from high school.
  • To obtain a Mature Grade 12 high school diploma you must complete a minimum of eight credits to be eligible for high school standing. You can use credits at the 10, 11 and 12 level from your previous education.
  • Four of these credits must be at the Senior 4 level (grade 12). Two of these Senior 4 (Grade 12) credits must include Senior 4 English Language Arts and a Senior 4 Mathematics.

No person shall retroactively obtain Mature High school standing. That is, no person can claim automatic rights to a mature student graduation diploma.

Winkler Adult Learning Centre Courses

Courses offered are self-directed with access to an instructor. You will work on the course material at your own pace. Courses have an expected completion date, and you will review this date with the instructor during the intake meeting

Grade 10 Courses 

  • English Language Arts (ELA) 20F 
  • Essential Mathematics l 25S 
  • Essential Mathematics ll 25S 
  • Intro. to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S 

Grade 11 Courses 

  • ELA: Transactional Focus 30S 
  • Essential Math 30S 
  • Applied Math 30S 
  • Pre-Calculus Math 30S 
  • Biology 30S 
  • Chemistry 30S 
  • Physics 30S 

Grade 12 Courses

  • ELA: Transactional Focus 40S 
  • Essential Math 40S 
  • Applied Math 40S 
  • Pre-Calculus Math 40S 
  • Biology 40S 
  • Chemistry 40S 
  • Physics 40S 
  • Interdisciplinary Topics in Science 40S 
  • Visual Arts 1A 40S 
  • Current Topics in First Nations, Metis & Inuit Studies 40S 
  • Family Studies 40S 
  • Psychology 40S 
  • Canadian Law 40S 
  • Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability 40S


  • If you intend to use credits from a previous year of education, an official transcript from your previous school or Manitoba Education student records is required for all new applicants.
  • Level placement testing at the office (by appointment) may be required before selecting courses.
  • To qualify for the Mature Student diploma program, you must:
    • Be a mature student of at least 19 years of age in the school calendar year, and
    • Have been out of school for at least one full year.
  • To obtain a Mature Student High School diploma, you must complete a minimum of eight credits, where four of these credits must be at the Grade 12 level and two of the Grade 12 credits must include the ELA: Transactional Focus 40S course and a Math 40S course.
  • A mature student graduation diploma can’t be earned solely on the basis of courses previously credited in high school.


All students pay a Material fee of $30 per course.

If you already have a Grade 12 Diploma up to four courses can be taken at the funded rate of $30/course. Beginning with the fifth credit, if you have a Grade 12 Diploma, students will be required to pay $312 per course.

Fees for courses are non-refundable.

A refundable deposit is applicable to all textbook rentals. The deposit is refunded when the textbook is returned in good condition. All textbooks must be returned by the second Friday in June.


Low Cost

We are funded by Adult Learning and Literacy. We can provide students with access to high-quality education for a very low cost. When you register for one of our courses, you also have access to free student support services.

Independent Study and
Continuous Enrolment

Our qualified instructors will assist you in completing a personalized learning plan to develop your academic portfolio and to reach your full professional potential.  Blended study gives students the flexibility to complete courses in a timeframe that’s right for them and in a format the suits their busy life.

Adult Learning Environment

The campus has a dedicated adult learning classroom that is conducive to adult learning and provides a healthy environment for students and staff. Students are encouraged to use this space whenever it is convenient for them.

Community Focus

Take courses without leaving your community. Our goal is to strengthen our community ties by providing accessible education to the people of the Pembina Valley.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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