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Business Information Technology

Develop innovative tech solutions to overcome dynamic challenges and help industries evolve worldwide.

Learn to use and adapt state-of-the-art technology to meet the needs of industries and organizations throughout Canada and across the globe.

The Business Information Technology (BIT) program provides you with industry-relevant technical training, an understanding of business systems and practical workplace experience.

You will explore application and web development, database management and business information systems. In addition to classroom learning, this program includes a work-integrated learning term that gives you real-world industry experience through an industry project or a paid co-op work position.

BIT graduates build successful careers in software and web application development, system administration, database administration, information security, and leadership positions in private and public sector organizations across a wide variety of industries.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    28 months
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the technical, support and professional skills and business knowledge needed to succeed in IT roles across various industries.

TERM 1

Develop fundamental IT knowledge and technical skills and enhance your career potential with business and professional development courses.

TERM 2

Expand your technical skills and explore programming, databases, networking, web development and system analysis.

TERM 3

Complete higher-level courses and explore advanced topics in preparation for your work-integrated learning term.

TERM 4

Put your skills into practice with work-integrated learning. Complete a co-op work position or industry project to gain work experience and build your network.

TERM 5

Strengthen your technical skills and business knowledge while completing specialized elective courses that align with your career goals.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Computer programmer
  • Full stack developer 
  • Systems analyst 
  • Network technician 
  • Technical support analyst 
  • Web developer
  • Programmer/analyst 
  • Software tester
  • Junior database administrator
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Front-end developer

Affiliations and Accreditations

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Learn in-demand skills using state-of-the-art technology in modern facilities.
Collaborate with expert instructors and classmates in small, focused classes to solve real-world problems and industry challenges.
Challenge yourself to design innovative solutions and gain practical skills in web and application development, as well as database and network management.
Build IT skills with the same state-of-the-art equipment you’ll use in the workplace.
RRC Polytech instructors bring years of industry experience and ensure the skills you learn are relevant, practical and in demand.
Build your skills and confidence in class before challenging yourself with an industry project or co-op work opportunity.
Create solutions through collaboration and learn how to work effectively as a team.
Study in the heart of the city. The Exchange District Campus is just steps away from some of Winnipeg’s most influential organizations and startups.
Learn, meet and unwind at Manitou a bi Bii daziigae, RRC Polytech’s newest facility.
Meet industry leaders and employers, expand your professional network and explore career opportunities at student-focused networking events.

Graduate Success

Business Information Technology (BIT) grads work across various industries, from entry-level positions to senior leadership roles. Our grads are known for their ability to adapt and innovate in the ever-evolving world of IT and enhance their technical abilities with business and communication skills.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

$50K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

At RRC Polytech, we focus on giving you a practical, career-ready education. With a Business Information Technology diploma, you gain work-integrated learning, practical co-op opportunities, industry connections and everything you need to succeed, excel and innovate from day one.

97% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

RRC Polytech is here to support your success, from your first class to your first industry job. Expand your skillset and network with industry-connected instructors, prepare resumes and interview skills with student employment specialists and find exciting opportunities on our exclusive job board.

93% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

Our instructors are industry experts, passionate about sharing the skills you need to lead and succeed. Their wealth of knowledge, expertise and work experience means the skills you learn are up-to-date, practical and ahead of industry needs.

“The BIT program develops the foundations that help you  grow and  teaches you how to learn.  I ended up not only enjoying the variety of skills I learned but the teachers in the program as well.”

Zoe Rose – Program Graduate

“The classes are very hands-on. Instead of just showing up and being told about a language or process, you’re coding alongside the instructor.” 

Dan Blair – Owner
Bit Space Development

“You’re always doing something, creating something. It’s the only way you can really learn.”

Anderson Pereira
BIT Graduate

“Attending RRC Polytech was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a young adult. I love how everything is taught through a hands-on approach.”

Arnold Calambacan – Business Analyst
Canada Life Assurance Company

“RRC Polytech gave me the skills and industry connections necessary to reboot my career. Today, I have a wonderful job as a software developer for an international company.”

Dylan Manness – Software Developer
Richardson International Limited

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Business Information Technology student, you have a passion for computer technology and a talent for solving logic problems and thinking analytically. As a BIT student, you will work individually and as part of a team to communicate with stakeholders and solve real business problems using state-of-the-art technology. Your patience and persistence will be vital for success in an IT career.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Both introverts and extroverts
  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Logical thinker

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Motivation
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

INTERESTS

  • Technology
  • Programming
  • IT
  • Coding
  • Software development
  • Web development
  • Programming
  • Computers
  • Computer science
  • Gaming

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