Applied and Joint Programs

Future Students


Many of us learn best by doing. That’s why The University of Winnipeg has teamed up with other schools in Manitoba to offer joint programs that blend academic and practical experience. Several of these programs include a co-operative option, which allows you the chance to “try on” a career though work experience, improve interpersonal and employment skills, and develop valuable contacts in your field. This combination of skills and experience provides you with the flexibility you need to succeed in an ever-changing job market.


Programs with Red River College


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Aboriginal Governance/ Self-Government Administration

The Joint Program in Aboriginal Governance with Red River College gives you the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in aboriginal government. In this program, you’ll draw on distinct advantages of both institutions to provide you with a broad, multi-disciplinary perspective on aboriginal self-governance.

Applied Biology

Applied Biology focuses on the study of molecular and cellular biology, and is designed to address the need for qualified biotechnologists in Manitoba. You’ll develop the necessary laboratory skills required for the job, and the theoretical background to expand investigation, troubleshoot, or take a leadership role in the laboratory. Choose from either a traditional program or a co-operative option, which includes three to four paid work terms, for a total of 12 months on-the-job work experience.

Applied Chemistry

Chemists are at the forefront of unraveling the mysteries of the most complex chemical systems. If you’re interested in understanding the structure of matter and how it behaves on a molecular level, you may be drawn to the field of chemistry. In Applied Chemistry, you can choose from either a traditional program or a co-operative option that integrates academic studies with 12 months of paid work experience in chemistry-related positions.

Applied Environmental Studies

This program is specifically designed to serve the needs of health and service industries in Manitoba. Courses in Applied Environmental Studies cover such topics as waste management, soil-vegetation systems and environmental ethics. You can choose between a four-year and five-year program. In the five-year program, you’ll have the option of completing a co-operative work term consisting of a minimum of 16 weeks of full-time, paid work experience.

Applied Child Development & Child Care/ Early Childhood Education

This exciting yet challenging joint program allows you to obtain both a three-year Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Studies from The University of Winnipeg and a two-year Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Red River College, in only four years. The Joint Program in Developmental Studies includes courses from a number of different departments including Education, Business, Psychology, and Conflict Resolution Studies. You’ll develop essential skills in child development, language disorders, and clinical report writing.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies will challenge you to think about “disability” and “ability” in new ways. Using the social model rather than the bio-medical model, the problem becomes a lack of ramps rather than the fact that someone uses a wheelchair. The focus of this interdisciplinary program is the critical analysis of disability in society. Topics to be considered include human rights, social movements, normalcy, eugenics, genetic engineering, family, sexuality, gender, aging, employment, education, and international development.

Joint Business Administration

If you’re interested in business, this is a great opportunity to obtain both a University degree and a College diploma - in only four years. In the Joint Program in Business Administration, you can begin your studies at Red River College and receive 30 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Business Administration at The University of Winnipeg. Then you’ll need only 60 credit hours to complete your degree. Here, you’ll take courses in business and other areas to develop your skills in critical thinking, analysis, decision-making and communication – all essential skills to succeed in business.

Joint Communications

The Joint Program in Communications combines the two-year Creative Communications Diploma from Red River College with credits from The University of Winnipeg for a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. You’ll take classes in journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcast production, and sharpen your skills with hands-on experience during work placements. Graduates of the program enjoy a high rate of employment and pursue exciting careers around the world.


Programs with Winnipeg Technical College

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Programming Fundamentals

This year, the students in Winnipeg Technical College’s Network Systems Administration Program will benefit from the addition of UWinnipeg’s Programming Fundamentals course into the curriculum. The course will be taught at WTC by aUWinnipeg instructor, and will be recognized as a transfer credit if WTC students choose to continue in Applied Computer Sciences at UWinnipeg.

Foundations I and II

Sponsored by Manitoba Immigrant Integration Program, and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Labour and Immigration Manitoba, a new section of the Foundations I and II courses was opened for both Winnipeg Technical College and UWinnipeg English Language Program (ELP) students at Benchmark levels 5 and 6. This ELP course will help students develop the necessary language skills to proceed into other programs at both WTC and UWinnipeg. Students who complete Foundations II successfully will automatically be eligible to take other academic or professional English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses.

Introduction to Business I

Starting Fall 2012, students can learn about the fundamentals of business at the Henlow Bay campus of Winnipeg Technical College. Introduction to Business I provides the foundation for people wanting to start their own business, or become better supervisors or managers in a company. The course is an integral component of other diplomas and degrees at UWinnipeg, opening a variety of transfer credit and laddering opportunities for students.

Restaurant & Food Services Entrepreneurship Diploma

This is an 18 month diploma tailored to support contemporary restaurant and food service entrepreneurs. This program equips students with the hands-on skills and business acumen necessary to succeed in both the front and back-end of the restaurant and food services industry.The Restaurant & Food Services Entrepreneurship Diploma joins two currently existing programs: the Culinary Arts & Design Program (WTC) and UWinnipeg’s Business and Economics Bachelor of Business Administration. Supported by Manitoba industry, graduates will gain the skills, knowledge and competencies to function in various capacities including owning or managing a restaurant or a food service establishment. Topics include culinary arts and design, food politics, management, human resources planning, marketing, legal issues in business, business communication, small business ownership, accounting, and financial management. There is also a one-year optional mentorship placement.


Programs with CancerCare Manitoba

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Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy involves the use of radiation (in this case, high energy x-rays) to treat the cancer cells in the body. Radiation therapy educational programs require accreditation by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Conjoint Committee on Accreditation. This enables graduates to access the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) National Certification Examinations. Such certification is recognized as the minimal practice standard by all provinces, and requires a combination of completion of an accredited course of study, as provided by this 4-year B.Sc. degree, and passing of the national certification examination. Graduates of this 4-year B.Sc. degree may also access the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examinations for the U.S. This is a joint diploma/degree program with CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree (4year) from The University of Winnipeg.