Business Information Technology
Red River College, Canada
About This Program
You may want to consider enrolling in this program if you have a sound aptitude for logical reasoning, the capacity for analytical thought, and mathematical ability. Also, a career in IT requires a great deal of patience and persistence. Manual dexterity, for keyboarding, is also a requirement.
This is another conversion program and will appeal to you if you have no prior related work experience or post-secondary education and your career goals are dependent upon you having information technology skills. As this two-year program provides a solid foundation in information technology with focus on the following technical areas:
The program provide training in three distinct areas:
This program has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society's (CIPS) College Program Accreditation Council (CPAC). The CPAC works with academic institutions to ensure that educational programs prepare students for the demands of the Information System profession.
You will have to purchase your own laptop for use throughout the program. Red River College will provide the software and there will be a software fee associated with this service.
The use of laptop computers is an integral part of this program. It will enhance your learning and competitiveness in the job market. This universal-access approach to learning is a shared one between students and the College. Laptop and software specifications will be provided to you by the College after you are accepted into the program to ensure the laptop complies with the program requirements.
The College will also provide a detailed list of required software, network access, and help desk support if you require assistance.
In your second year of the program, you must complete an experiential semester by undertaking either a co-operative education term or an industry project term.
Co-operative education integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by alternating terms of academic study and paid employment. Provided you have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, you have the option of taking a four-month paid Co-op work experience term. The College makes every effort to secure work placements for all Co-op students. However, the College does not unconditionally guarantee a work placement to students who enrol in programs incorporating Co-op.
A Co-op tuition fee is charged to all students registered in a Co-op work term. Co-op fees cover work placement development, pre-employment instruction, and employment-related monitoring. You receive support from the coordinator in the work placement process and have the opportunity to apply for available Co-op work placements. Employment-related monitoring includes support and evaluation by the coordinator during and after the placement.
Industry project is available to students who choose an alternate experiential opportunity or have not obtained a Co-op position. The industry project is an academic semester where groups of students are matched with predetermined industry partners to address an industry problem. You will devote your entire semester to the development of this industry project.
An industry project fee is charged to all students registered in an industry project term.
This program is being offered at the Exchange District Campus of RRC in Winnipeg. You will have on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, and the Internet. However, off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.
The Business Technology Management program has a co-op work placement and students will be shouldering their own transportation in order to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements. Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.
Graduates are highly regarded in the job marketplace combining technical skills, communication skills and practical business knowledge. Employment opportunities exist in developing both business and web applications, providing technical support to existing systems and applications and working with database applications. Small, medium and large companies from all different sectors are looking for IT specialists to work with and develop current and new technologies. Graduates are employed as consultants on their own or with consulting companies to assist companies with their technological requirements.
Within 3 – 4 years graduates can move on to supervisory and management positions such as Team Leader, Project Manager and Senior Programmer/Analyst.
The first three academic semesters will be prescribed curriculum for all students. After returning from the experiential component after Term 4 (Co-op Work Experience) or Term 5 (Industry Project), students will complete their final academic term with two required and three elective courses.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Year 1, Term 1|
|ACCT-1971||Financial Accounting 1||4|
|COMM-1148||Communications for BIT||4|
|MATH-1028||Statistics for BIT||2|
|MATH-1029||Math for BIT||2|
|Year 1, Term 2|
|COMP-1215||OO System Analysis||4|
|DBMS-1000||Database Management Systems 1||4|
|NTWK-1000||Network Computing 1||4|
|WEBD-1000||Web Development 1||4|
|Year 2, Term 3|
|COMP-2028||OO System Design||4|
|DBMS-2004||Database Management Systems 2||4|
|WEBD-2006||Web Development 2||4|
|NTWK-2000||Network Computing 2||4|
|Year 2, Term 4|
|WRKE-2024||Co-Operative Work Experience||9|
|Year 2, Term 5|
|Year 3, Term 6|
|BUSA-2007||Business and Management for Information Technology||4|
|ADEV-2007||Mobile Application Development||4|
|DBMS-2005||Database Management Systems 3||4|
|NTWK-2003||Advanced Windows Server||4|
|NTWK-3001||Network Computing 4||4|
|NTWK-3002||Network Computing 3||4|
|PROJ-2009||Project Management for Information Technology||4|
|WEBD-2007||Full-Stack Web Development||4|
|WEBD-3001||Advanced Server-Side Computing||4|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take. Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice.
College : Computer and Information Systems Technology
Duration : 28 months
Qualifications Level : Diploma
|Tuition Fee||11,000 / year|
|Co-op Fees||818 / 4 months|
|Student Association||105 / year|
|Endowment||52 / year|
|Health Insurance Coverage||456 / yeare|
|Tech Fees||436 / year|
|Materials and Lab Fees||786 / year|
|Application Fee (Non-refundable)||100|
|Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable)||400|
|Confirmation of Enrolment Fee||10.50|
Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars. However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up). The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
Intake Dates :
There are two intakes for the Business Information Technology program:
Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary. Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.
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