History, Affiliations and Rankings
R.J. Johns, T.O. Durin, and Otto Peters founded The Industrial Vocational Education Centre in the mid-1930s, which was the forerunner to RRC Polytech. The Notre Dame campus was built in 1963, and the college's name was changed to Manitoba Institute of Technology once more (MIT). The Manitoba Institute of Applied Arts (MIAA), which occupied half of the campus, was a separate arts and science complex. In 1969, the two halves merged under the name Red River Community College (RRCC), and in 1998, the word "community" was dropped, resulting in the current RRC Polytech. Today, Red River College is Manitoba’s largest institute for applied learning and research that offers hands-on learning and state-of-the-art instruction. The college is academically affiliated with the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA), Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and Canadian University Press (CUP). According to research InfoSource, RRC Polytech ranks among the top 50 research institutions in Canada.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Red River College Polytechnic has eight campuses throughout Manitoba, with several in rural areas. The campuses are equipped with cutting-edge technology and facilities to ensure that students are prepared to enter the workforce after graduation. The Notre Dame Campus is RRC Polytech's largest campus, with the majority of the College's skilled trades, transportation technology, Health Sciences, and Engineering programs located there. In addition, the Notre Dame Campus offers a wide range of services and amenities, as well as applied research labs and athletics programs for the Fighting Irish. Red River College Polytechnic offers students over 200 full-time and part-time programs, certificates, diploma, advanced diplomas or degree courses in various disciplines.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Red River College is a community college located in Red River, Polytechnic is a learning and learner-focused institution. This indicates that the primary focus is on student achievement. Red River College's Civil Engineering Technology Instructor received the 2020 BRAVO Sustainability Leadership Award. This award honours his dedication, innovation, and commitment to environmental sustainability. At the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Awards in Melbourne, Australia, the College received a silver prize in the Applied Research area. The College follows the Institutional Analysis and Planning Code of Ethics, and a department was created to provide ethical and professional conduct guidelines to the staff. The RRC Polytech community is constantly expanding, with over 40,000 alumni and counting worldwide. Some of the notable names of the college are Dawna Friesen, a Canadian television journalist, David Bergen, a Canadian novelist and Chris Jericho, American-Canadian professional wrestler.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The Red River College enrols around 30,000 students each year. It has a diverse range of societies and clubs for international and domestic students. The Red River College Polytechnic ISACA Student Group was founded in 2019 with the primary goal of assisting members in navigating a career in information security and providing opportunities for professional and technical growth. Some of the top recruiters of the college graduates are RBC, Wawanesa Insurance, TD, Bold Commerce etc..