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Pathway to Information Technology Programs

Limited seats for Fall 2024

Take a confident first step to prepare for academic success at RRC Polytech.

Learn to excel across a range of information technology careers in an inclusive, supportive environment infused with Indigenous culture.

This pathway program is designed to provide admission to Indigenous Manitobans who have not had the opportunity to participate or succeed in post-secondary education due to social, economic or cultural factors; a lack of formal education; or limitations due to remote geographic location (inaccessibility to post-secondary institutions).

Pathway programs are preparatory and exploratory experiences that help ensure your academic, personal, social and financial readiness and provide the skills and support you need to confidently transition into specific RRC Polytech programs.

Through Pathway to Information Technology Programs, you’ll jumpstart your journey into post-secondary education and prepare for a diverse range of rewarding careers in information technology. You’ll gain a network of career-focused supports while building the learning techniques, foundational knowledge and technical skills you need to progress with confidence.

After completing this pathway program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for limited reserved seats in the following programs:

Program Donors

Thank you to our generous donors for their support of the Pathway to Information Technology Programs.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Statement of Achievement
  • Program Delivery
    In-person hybrid
  • In-person Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • Intake
    Fall
  • Program Length
    8 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $500 – $500
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will build foundational abilities in communication, computing, and professional and information technology skills. You will also explore your diverse career options and build practical skills by developing innovative solutions to clients’ IT challenges.

TERM 1

Gain foundational knowledge and build the skills you need to succeed in post-secondary information technology programs.

TERM 2

Explore program-related career paths and build innovative solutions to real IT challenges as you prepare to apply for your program of choice.

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with 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.

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Collaborate with classmates, meet one-on-one with instructors and share ideas in a safe, inclusive environment.
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Understand the foundations of information technology and get ready to transition into your program confidently.
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Participate in workshops to explore career options, learn about Indigenous cultures and connect with students, instructors, staff and guest speakers.
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Learn from your classmates – communication and teamwork are fundamental to academic and career success.
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Use the Indigenous Student Support Centre at RRC Polytech to study, find helpful resources and connect with others.
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Speak your mind! In this program, you’re encouraged to share your ideas, explore your problem-solving skills and broaden your perspective.
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Indigenous grads are honoured at the annual Pow Wow celebration.
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Work alongside passionate instructors to build practical experience and gain industry insight.
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Develop essential technical skills and get ready to collaborate, adapt and grow in your program of choice.

Graduate Success

Through this program, Indigenous learners explore information technology program options in a culturally supported environment. After completing this pathway program, you’ll be ready to apply to related academic programs, earn certificates and diplomas and start your journey toward diverse career opportunities.

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Priority admission opportunities

Pathway programs offer access to limited reserved seats and help learners prepare for admission into specialized programs that support their future career goals.

Progress with confidence

Graduates of this program are prepared – academically, personally, socially and financially – to confidently pursue post-secondary education through one of the many rewarding programs associated with this pathway.

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Student working on a computer in a computer lab

Explore career options

Through tours, seminars and applied-learning projects, you’ll collaborate with other Indigenous learners and explore careers in information technology. With the help of dedicated instructors and support staff, you’ll prepare for a program that sparks your passion and enhances your talents.

“The Pathway program gave me the confidence to make the jump between industries. I wasn’t sure where I would fit in the information technology industry because it’s so huge, but the program helped me explore options and figure out where I wanted to go… It helped introduce me to a lot of opportunities in tech for a Métis person such as myself.”

Colton Gadoury, Graduate, Pathway to IT Programs

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a learner in Pathway to Information Technology Programs, you have a passion for technology. You want to explore career opportunities in information technology while developing your communication and technical skills. As a successful professional, you are patient and persistent, have a natural curiosity and like to create and share solutions to challenging problems.

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

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Creative
  • Critical thinker
  • Patient
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Listening
  • Problem solving
  • Troubleshooting

INTERESTS

  • Business process
  • Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gaming
  • Communications
  • Web design
  • User interface
  • Customer experience
  • Information security
  • Online stores

All the Information You Need

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

Start planning with peace of mind and get the information you need on one easy-to-find page. Review start dates, locations, book and equipment costs and program fees.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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DATES AND FEES

Start preparing with peace of mind. View information about courses and sections, including locations, delivery methods and costs. It only takes minutes to register and further your future.

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LIST OF COURSES

Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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Explore our upcoming information sessions and events to learn more about our programs and to get your questions answered.

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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