Business, Accounting & Management
Overview
  • Ten-month certificate
  • Offered at four campuses:
    • Interlake Campus, Selkirk
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie
    • Steinbach Campus, Steinbach
    • Winkler Campus, Winkler

Description
This comprehensive program develops skills in core areas of business and provides you with up-to-date training in computers, accounting, business writing and human resource management.  You’ll spend nine months on classroom training and then finish your program with a three-week work placement with a local employer, where you will gain valuable hands-on experience in a business environment.  On completion of the program, you will be ready for employment in a business/accounting environment..

 

Admission Requirements
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/catalogue/myeducation.aspx for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
  • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 12 Math
  • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program this item is due within 5 days of applying.
  • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
  • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not sumbit your international academic credentials until requested to do so. See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
    and

2.  English Language Requirements (ELRs)

  • If you were educated outside of Canada or the United States, submit results of an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) indicating you meet the following ELRs:
    • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
      Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8
      or
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
      Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0
      or
    • Canadian Test of English Language Testing System (CanTEST):
      Listening 4.5, Speaking 4.5, Reading 4.5, Writing 4.0
  • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
  • We strongly advise you successfully complete an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) before submitting your application to ensure you can meet the 30 day deadline.
  • ELPAs must be dated within two years of your application date.
  • After confirming you meet ELRs, the College will send you a request to submit your international academic credentials for assessment.
  • For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/credentials

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at the time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

1.  Academic Requirement

  • Submit proof of successful completion of enrolment in:
    • The courses listed in the Regular Admission Requirements
  • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
  • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
  • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until required to do so. See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
    and

2.  Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2


Costs (estimates only; subject to change)
Program/Student Fees
Year 1 $6,881.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1 $2,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1 $13,043.00
 
Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Program Outline

You must successfully complete the following core courses, two workshops and workplace practicum to earn a certificate.

Core Courses:

  • ACCT-1014 QuickBooks
  • ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting
  • ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1
  • ADMN-1001 Introduction to Canadian Business
  • BUSA-1082 Office Professionalism
  • COMM-1016 Report Writing
  • COMM-1023 Basic Business Communications
  • COMM-1424 Effective Speaking Skills
  • COMP-1081 Computers - Intro
  • COMP-1237 Excel 2016
  • COMP-1238 Word 2016
  • HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits
  • MATH-1039 Basic Business Mathematics OR MATH-1069 Basic Mathematics
  • MGMT-1080 Human Resource Management
  • MRKT-1002 Marketing
  • PDEV-1985 Team Building/Work Habits for Success
  • PRAC-1048 Workplace Practicum
  • SEMR-9096 Conflict Resolution

Electives:

  • PDEV-1947 Exceptional Customer Service
  • SAFE-1260 Workplace Safety and Health
  • SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills
  • SEMR-9115 Managing Change



Program Content
YEAR 1
TERM 1 COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  ACCT-1014 QuickBooks 2
  ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC) 3
  ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1 4
  ADMN-1001 Introduction to Canadian Business 4
  BUSA-1082 Office Professionalism 3
  COMM-1016 Report Writing 3
  COMM-1023 Basic Business Communications 3
  COMM-1424 Effective Speaking Skills 0
  COMP-1081 Computers - Intro 3
  COMP-1237 Excel 2016 3
  COMP-1238 Word 2016 3
  HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits 3
  MATH-1039 Basic Business Mathematics 3
  MATH-1069 Basic Mathematics 3
  MGMT-1080 Human Resource Management (40 hrs) 3
  MRKT-1002 Marketing 4
  PDEV-1985 Team Building/Work Habits for Success 0
  PRAC-1048 Workplace Practicum 2
  SEMR-9096 Conflict Resolution 0
Electives    
  PDEV-1947 Exceptional Customer Service 0
  SAFE-1260 Workplace Safety and Health 0
  SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills 0
  SEMR-9115 Managing Change 0
 
Course Descriptions
ACCT-1014 QuickBooks

This course is designed for new users or users with limited experience.  Topics covered will include:  setting up a new company file, working with bank and credit card accounts, creating invoices, receiving payments, entering and paying bills, recording inventory, setting up petty cash, tracking profit and expenses, customizing invoices and reports, running reports, accounting for NSF cheques, setting up payroll, condensing company files, integrating MS Word and Excel, setting up multiple users and security, and more. Please bring a flash drive to class. Recommended:  Computers – Intro or a good working knowledge of computers.

 

 
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)
By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.
Prerequisites:
BUSA-1026
 
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1  
This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.
 
ADMN-1001 Introduction to Canadian Business
This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.
 
BUSA-1082 Office Professionalism  

This course focuses on professional role expectations in the workplace.  These skills are considered to be essential requirements for today’s workforce.  Employees need skills training to be adaptable and capable of meeting the challenges of change in today’s economy, advances in technology, and changes in the way that work is organized.  Students are taught presentation, teamwork, communication, goal setting, and other employable skills.  Students will develop knowledge and skills related to interpersonal image, conflict management, confidentiality, accountability, job search, interviews, and interpersonal communication.

 
COMM-1016 Report Writing

In this course, you will focus on writing clear and effective business communication. Using a variety of report formats, you will learn the basic steps of report writing, including planning your approach, organizing information, writing the first draft, revising for clarity, and documenting sources. You also learn how to use supplementary visual aids to enhance your written report.

 
COMM-1023 Basic Business Communications  

Develop the basic principles of business writing and discuss topics such as: standard business formats, the ability to write clear, readable letters and memos.  It also reviews correct grammar and usage and how to improve effectiveness as a speaker.

 
COMM-1424 Effective Speaking Skills
Hold your audience's attention while you speak; whether it is one-on-one with peers or clients, or in a group setting. This interactive workshop (including role-playing and public speaking exercises) will enable you to get your point across clearly and enthusiastically in a variety of situations, enabling you to create a professional and effective business image.
 
COMP-1081 Computers - Intro  
Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.
 
COMP-1237 Excel 2016
Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training and be able to use Excel 2016 in the workplace environment. Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, solving complex problems, and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks.

* This course is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (COMP-1081).

Distance Delivery:
Students must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.
Required textbook sold separately and can be purchased at the Campus Store.
 
COMP-1238 Word 2016
Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2016 features. Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (Comp-1081)
 
HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefits

Acquire knowledge of payrolls, earnings and deductions, methods of payment, employment standards and termination of employees. Learn about government remittances, allowances, taxable benefits, employer levies and government reporting.

 
MATH-1039 Basic Business Mathematics  
Develop the mathematical skills necessary to handle basic quantitative material found in other courses. Review basic arithmetic and algebraic operations. Study the application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees, taxes, and income statement analysis. Become familiar with handling financial mathematics topics like simple interest and discount, bank discounts, equivalent payment and negotiable instruments. Emphasis will be on main concepts rather than arithmetic.
 
MATH-1069 Basic Mathematics
Review basic arithmetic and algebra expressions, including but not limited to order of operations, application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees. Become familiar with calculating taxes, simple interest, discounts and converting partial hours into minutes to calculate cost to clients.
 
MGMT-1080 Human Resource Management (40 hrs)  
Discover the importance of Human Resources Management (HRM) to individuals, organizations, and society. Learn more about this integrated, goal orientated set of management functions, which are carried out in the context of multiple environments (competitive, social, legal and organizational).
 
MRKT-1002 Marketing

The course is designed to provide students with a current and relevant strategic approach to the principles of marketing. Terms such as target markets, marketing mixes, and strategic planning will be uncovered through lectures, activities, cases, and assignments with a student-centered approach focusing on how to connect with the customer in today's digital and global world.

 
PDEV-1947 Exceptional Customer Service
Attracting customers and keeping them: these are the goals of quality customer service. This workshop looks at who your customers are, what their needs are and how your business can satisfy those needs. Topics covered include internal and external customers/clients, top customer turn-offs, customer/clients with special needs and customers with problems.
 
PDEV-1985 Team Building/Work Habits for Success

Analyze yourself and others in order to see what each individual brings to the team, and discover why there is no “I” in “Team”. Re-energize the team, and make yours a winning team! Topics include how teams work, building a team attitude among your employees and learning how to deal with internal conflict to achieve “win-win” results.

 

 
PRAC-1048 Workplace Practicum

Upon completion of classroom work, students will be placed with a host organization for three weeks of on-the-job training.  This will familiarize students with the routines of a business office.

 

 
SAFE-1260 Workplace Safety and Health
This workshop will provide a basic introduction to workplace health and safety regulations. Discover the rights and responsibilities of employees and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors in complying with safety and health legislation. Learn to identify unsafe working practices and places and how to promote safety in your organization.
 
SEMR-9096 Conflict Resolution

We can expect to face conflict situations whenever we spend time with others; conflict gets resolved whether the situation is to our liking or not. This conflict resolution workshop addresses the interpersonal scope for such activity so that you can resolve your conflicts with others in a stable and safe environment, while still maintaining your own dignity. Topics include: safety procedures, how to maintain control of a situation, defusing techniques, how to listen and ask questions, mediation, and how to come to an eventual agreement.

 
SEMR-9106 Negotiating Skills
Explore the principles and practice of skilled negotiations. Learn to assess various negotiation situations and apply principles to arrive at an acceptable solution. Note: you will learn through a combination of lectures, discussion and group exercises.
 
SEMR-9115 Managing Change

Begin to understand the change management process, how to assess an organization’s readiness to implement change, and build the commitment to change. In this workshop, work through strategies to “make change stick”, cover create and implement change strategies, and learn to assess and evaluate the success of change strategies through lessons from the field.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents 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/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

 
You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see http://www.rrc.mb.ca/index.php?pid=2496

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

 

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Interlake Campus
Box 304
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB  R1A 1T0
Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
Phone: 204-785-5328
Fax: 204-482-7082
E-mail: interlake@rrc.ca

Portage Campus
32-5th Street SE
Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 1J2
Phone: 204-856-1914
Fax: 204-856-1915
E-mail: portage@rrc.ca

Steinbach Campus
Unit 2-385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB  R5G 0B3
Phone: 204-320-2500
Fax: 204-346-0178
E-mail: steinbach@rrc.ca

Winkler Campus
100-561 Main Street
Winkler, MB  R6W 1E8
Phone: 204-325-9672
Fax: 204-325-4947
E-mail: winkler@rrc.ca