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Assiniboine Community College

520 Whitmore Avenue East, Dauphin MB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • OVERVIEW

    Businesses of all shapes and sizes need the advanced knowledge and guidance you can provide. Earn trust and respect from your employer when you exemplify your commitment to integrity and protecting the common good. Develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and make yourself an attractive prospect for any business or accounting firm. Work towards your completion of the prerequisites for the Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) or Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) accounting designations administered by the Chartered Professional Accountants. Help organizations and individuals manage their finances and plan for their future. This career path takes your interest in the business world and combines it with your excellent communication skills, ability to convey complex ideas in a simple manner and desire to uphold ethics. Learn how to advance in this demanding—and rewarding—career Learn everything from financial accounting to statistics to taxation. Develop skills in advanced financial reporting, auditing and business law. Higher-level courses enhance critical thinking skills and Indigenous-focused content provides perspective on Indigenous issues within a business context. Find opportunities in public accounting firms, banks, trust companies, accounting and internal auditing departments, industrial firms, federal, provincial or municipal offices, school divisions, parochial schools, tribal councils, non-profit organizations and health care institutions, as well as in owner-managed businesses as business/office managers.
  • VERVIEW

    An administrative assistant plays a central role in today’s offices. This competency-based online program allows you to work and learn at your own pace, while receiving practical and applied training in word processing, accounting, spreadsheets, database and Internet searches, office procedures, communications and business calculations. This hands-on learning program provides you with the skills and experience to tackle the job.
  • In a world where numbers matter, make sure you are getting the best training in the industry! From manual to computerized accounting, payroll administration and financial accounting, our bookkeeping courses will put you at the top of your field. This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to set-up and maintain a complete set of financial records for small and medium enterprises. Focusing on bookkeeping and computerized business environments, students learn from seasoned business instructors and CPAs in their academic journey.
  • It’s not business as usual. Big or small, in every industry and market around the world, organizations of all makes and models need your input and creative problem-solving. Complete this two-year diploma and you’ll have endless options and possibilities on your horizon. This program gives you a strong base in business knowledge, so you can then launch your career in a way that makes sense for you and the future you want. In your second year, you will focus on the specialization you chose when you first applied to the program. Four specializations are available: Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resource Management and Marketing. You may choose to complete your first year of any specialization at either the Parkland (Dauphin) or Victoria Avenue East campus (Brandon), however only the second-year of the Accounting and Human Resource Management specializations are available at our Parkland campus. All four specializations are offered in full at Assiniboine's Victoria Avenue East campus. Interact with and learn from community business leaders and instructors with strong industry connections. Hone your skill set through collaborative group work and networking with potential employers. Learn to understand the world of business from a global perspective, as well as the social and ethical responsibilities needed to flourish within commerce. Business Administration is the first step in your academic journey, and this program will prepare you for further studies for a university degree or professional program. As a graduate, your future career opportunities are virtually endless. Find work in almost any area that you desire: start your own business, work for a start-up company, jump in at the corporate entry-level, or follow your passion contributing to a not-for-profit’s mission.
  • From posters to menus, invitations to social media posts, more and more office professionals find themselves designing materials and campaigns off the corner of their desks. While many of us have an interest in design, we don't often know the how's, why's, do's and don'ts that make some materials compelling and others forgettable. Ensure the pieces you create are eye-catching by gaining a theoretical understanding of the process of visual design and how balance, colour, symmetry, and typography can enhance the pieces you create. This program will help you learn design lingo so you can converse with external agencies and suppliers to get products that resonate with your clientele and properly represent your business. It will also introduce you to Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher through guided, in-class exploration. You'll put your newfound knowledge and creativity to work in a final project using your preferred design program.
  • Hit the ground running as a licensed mutual fund representative after completing this advanced credential. Industry exams are written as part of your programcurriculum, and you will be licensed to sell mutual funds. Obtain credit from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada for financial planning by registering directly with the organization. Peak employers’ interest with an advanced diploma that will give you the skills needed to get to work right after completing this program. Become a go-to solution provider for clients looking for financial advice. Hone your research and analytical skills and put them to good use by matching up the right opportunities for the right clientele. Everyone wants financial freedom, and you can help your customers achieve their goals. Learn everything from financial accounting to statistics to taxation. Develop skills in advanced financial reporting, auditing and business law. Higher-level courses enhance critical thinking skills and Indigenous-focused content provides perspective on Indigenous issues within a business context. The finance world is global and can take you anywhere. Find opportunities in the financial services’ industry as personal banking officers, lending officers (retail and agricultural), investment analysts, stockbrokers, and customer service representatives.
  • Take your existing post-secondary education to the next level. Increase your employability with a specialized credential in human resource management. Build on your existing post-secondary education with this fast-tracked, focused advanced diploma that will prepare you to work in an HR department. Higher-level courses enhance critical thinking skills and Indigenousfocused content provides perspective on First Nation issues within a business context. If you are passionate about helping people fulfill their potential and aiding businesses in strategically achieving their mission and vision, then this program is for you. Learn how to provide the important balance between employees and their employer so that everyone can achieve success. Become an integral part of a team that supports and nurtures an organization’s most important asset—its employees. Develop and increase the skills and knowledge expected by industry. Core areas include advanced computer software systems, training and development, staffing policies and procedures, hiring practices, compensation and benefit programs, and navigating collective agreements. Partner with HR professionals currently working in industry on projects that will see you gain real-world experience for your resume and portfolio. Find opportunities in areas related to personnel administration: staffing, training and development, labour relations, compensation management and collective bargaining. Employment is available in industrial, commercial and government organizations.
  • Set yourself apart with this niche area of financial management and earn standing towards the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. Upon completion of this diploma, earn credit towards the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation offered by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA). Whether working for or with an Indigenous community, this increasingly in-demand designation will set you apart from your competitors in the job market. Become a go-to solution provider for clients looking for financial advice. Help Indigenous organizations manage their finances and plan for their future. This career path takes your interest in the business world and combines it with your excellent communication skills, ability to convey complex ideas in a simple manner and desire to uphold ethics. Learn how to advance in this demanding, yet rewarding, career. Learn the world of business within the unique framework of an an Indigenous perspective. Develop skills in business law, financial accounting and reporting, and ethics. Higher level courses enhance critical thinking skills. Find opportunities in accounting and financial management within an Indigenous context including accounting firms, banks, credit unions,  communities and organizations, government and non-profit organizations, and consulting firms.
  • Become an industry specialist. Layer your previous post-secondary credential with an advanced diploma in one of business’ most creative and fast-paced fields. Increase your business acumen with a specialization in marketing. Become more desirable to employers with this fast-tracked, focused advanced diploma that will give you the skills needed for industries such as media, public relations, communications, event planning and advertising. In our ever-connected and global world, learn about international marketing, strategic planning, social media and consumer behaviour. Enhance your critical thinking through higher-level courses and Indigenous-focused content that provides perspective on Indigenous issues within a business context. Experience real-world application by working with industry and community leaders. Develop skills in areas such as research, preparing communications materials, developing and implementing strategies, organizing interviews and press conferences, and coordinating events. Find opportunities in sales, advertising, promotion, publicity, sales management, marketing management, retail management, market analysis, marketing research and new venture development.
  • Assiniboine partners with Cape Breton University to deliver their Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Community Economic Development program on campus in Brandon. With classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, the CBU MBA program caters to people who need the flexibility to balance work, family and studies. Hosted by Assiniboine Community College, all courses are delivered face-to-face on weekends by acclaimed faculty from all across Canada, allowing you to advance your career while continuing to work by earning your MBA degree in 24 to 26 months. The MBA in Community Economic Development resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurial businesses, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations and communities. This MBA is also accessible for non-degree applicants who have significant managerial experience, as well as for degree applicants with non-business degree backgrounds.
  • Most unproductive meetings can be attributed to a lack of planning, execution or follow-up. In the Master of Meetings Program, students plan and prepare for meetings and learn what to do during and after the meeting to ensure it serves its intended purpose. The epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings that are plaguing the world's businesses – and making workers miserable. Save yourself and others from bad meetings by learning the skills to properly manage and facilitate. Utilizing practical skill-building exercises, learn how to successfully run a meeting by improving decision-making, handling conflicts, building a collaborative environment, recording minutes and post-meeting follow-up with action plans.
  • Are you ready to start a rewarding career? Enter into the diverse and expansive health care industry and become an indispensable member of any team.

    Combine advanced administrative training with a systematic understanding of Canadian health care and the technical knowledge that is fundamental to all medical workplaces. In your two years of study, you will become comfortable with medical office procedures and develop a solid understanding of transcription, pharmacology and diagnostic imagery.

    You will gain real workplace experience during your practicum placement and will have the opportunity to connect with potential employers before you graduate. Combine classroom learning with real practice when you get an inside look at health records departments, clinics and health outreach programs. Get a jump on your career goals by making connections while you are still in college.

    You will develop a comprehensive medical vocabulary and become familiar with legal issues in the health care field, which will help you succeed in your role as an administrative professional. You will develop a wide range of skills in the areas of accounting, communications and human resources, helping you to become an indispensable member of any team. This program also includes a focus on diversity in the workplace.

    Be prepared to work in hospitals, medical clinics, dental practices, veterinary clinics and laboratories. Common careers for graduates of the Medical Administration diploma program include unit clerk, medical transcriptionist, administrative assistant, medical secretary, office manager and customer service representative.

  • Are you ready to lead the team? Take charge of your future and prepare for an exciting and challenging career as an administrative professional. Modern office environments are automated and complex. Become a valuable employee on all matters related to software, bookkeeping, human resources and communication. Receive a well-rounded skill set that makes you adaptable to change and ready to conquer everyday challenges in the workplace. Your leadership skills will allow you to keep a team focused and productive. Gain advanced training in office procedures while developing your managerial skills. As a graduate, you will be comfortable balancing the technical requirements of your career with the softer skills of team management and leadership. The Office Management program offers elective study, providing you with the opportunity to customize your credentials in areas of interest. The Office Management program is supported by extensive industry connections. Benefit from entry-level workplace experience during your studies, connecting with potential employers before you graduate. Get an early start on your career goals by making connections while you are still in college. Our instructors will prepare you as you study towards earning industry-recognized software certifications and professional workplace credentials including Nonviolent Conflict Resolution and WHMIS. You will have the practical skills needed to succeed in such positions as office administrator, office services coordinator or executive assistant.
  • Are you a motivated person with a knack for solving problems? Enter today’s fast-paced office environment. Get to work quickly with the Office Skills certificate program. This program prepares you for the constant change in business by emphasizing relevant computer courses in accounting, mathematics and communications. You will graduate with the confidence and the skills needed to be versatile, responsive and professional in workplaces that never stop. If you are just starting a career or if you are looking to update previous education and experience, this program is the perfect fit. Office environments in today’s world are part of highly automated, complex organizations that require administrative personnel who are skilled professionals that can meet all of the demands of their position. This program will put you on a path towards a limitless selection of careers. Today’s offices needs people who know about the latest software and technology. But it’s not all at a keyboard— careers in office administration demand teamwork, problem-solving, professionalism and accuracy. A wide assortment of agencies, businesses and organizations will seek your skills, giving you the potential for advancement. Be ready to start your career in a variety of roles including administrative assistant, general office clerk, customer service representative or word processor operator. If you are combining this certificate program with previous experience or education, you may even choose to operate your own business.
  • Operating a successful retail business is becoming a greater challenge than ever before. This program prepares students to take the next step with their career in the Retail Industry. Retail managers must deal with a number of issues quickly and effectively. Everything from new trends to changing demographics to working with employees and suppliers, a manager tool kit needs to be extensive and efficient. The Retail Management part-time program prepares students to excel in all aspects of a managerial position within retail. A manager must be able to successfully operate a store, manage employees and keep up with emerging trends. Students learn how to manage their supply chain and operations, including store layout, visual merchandising and strategic planning. In addition, students learn interpersonal development that includes teamwork skills, leadership, group behavior, and human resources management.
  • This 7-week program will help you to examine your current employment situation, clarify and develop your employment goals and become empowered to take the necessary steps to achieve them. Upon successful completion of the Strive Program, students will:
    • Have clear and realistic employment goals;
    • Be empowered to make changes in their lives;
    • Have a better understanding of the local job market; and
    • Be more informed of local training opportunities
    This program is tuition-free and additional financial assistance may be available for qualified participants. Designed with your job future in mind. Gain a better understanding of:
    • Your skills and abilities
    • Your employment goals
    • The local job market
    • Local training opportunities

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Let your talent and creativity thrive in an exciting multimedia career. Learn how to merge technologies as you create compelling stories for various media outlets. Do you want to be a content creator? The Interactive Media Arts two-year diploma program is your chance to indulge your creativity and excel in a hands-on career in multimedia. Our experienced instructors push you to develop your digital craft, learn new and better ways to create images that have a message and make an impact. Learn to create designs that broaden minds. You will find a stimulating and challenging environment to hone your craft. The interactive specialization develops skills in writing, design, image editing and coding interactive applications for web, mobile, animation and basic game development firms. This flexible and comprehensive program will prepare you to enter the workforce as a valuable member of a creative team or as a freelance specialist. Design and code your own website, create digital art, publish your own videos and push yourself to find creative ways to showcase your ideas. Graduates have gone on to do amazing things, like work on blockbuster films, video games and digital designs to support big ad campaigns. Be a part of this creative, dynamic and growing community. Gain real-world experience through an eight-week work practicum at the end of your second year of study. We place students at agencies and companies in Manitoba and across Canada. Your skills can also be used to gain recognized industry certifications. Our instructors will help you build your strengths to succeed in any number of industries.
  • Whether your pursuing photography as a career or looking to enjoy as a hobby, this program provides a variety of course offerings to choose from to meet your individual goals. Gain a variety of techniques that stimulate your curiosity and imagination. Learn the technological aspects of photography, as well as more advanced techniques using computer imaging. Study design principles to take your photography to the next level.

Culinary Arts Programs

  • Indulge your creativity and rise to the challenge in this demanding trade program. Take on the full menu of food preparation, including nutrition, presentation and international cuisine. This two-year program brings you into the kitchen with everything you need to start your culinary career. In and out of the classroom, you will work closely with instructors through industry-based competitions, community projects and events. After graduation, you may be granted Level 1 and 2 towards becoming a Red Seal Chef once you register as an apprentice. Follow your taste buds to the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts at our North Hill campus in Brandon. Campus grounds overlook the river valley below. The beautiful heritage building features a spacious modern teaching kitchen, culinary theatre and a 60-seat dining room. You will research and plan menus for buffets, banquets, festivals and other events that you and your team will put on throughout the year. Distinctive ingredients that you help choose will need special culinary touches, and you will learn the techniques you need to bring them to mouth-watering reality. Help host some of Brandon’s best annual events, including Harvest on the Hill, the Holiday Buffet, the International Wine and Food Festival and the Great Grey Owl Restaurant. You will be a public face of college-grown food as you work side-by-side with students from other programs. Showcase the tasty side of sustainability as part of a field to fork approach you can be proud of.
  • Learn specialized skills for all aspects of meat cutting, including processing and packaging. This 11-month certificate prepares you for a cutting-edge career in Canada’s growing meat processing industry. Learn all aspects of the trade, including nutrition, safety, tools, workplace values and essential communication skills. Enjoy a newly built, modern teaching lab with all the trimmings. Develop skills in curing and smoking for all types of animal protein, including poultry, beef, pork, goat and lamb. Do you agree with raising animals for meat and preparing them for human consumption? Do you like to work with your hands, enjoy physical labour, and are passionate about delivering high-quality goods and services? If yes, then this is the program for you. Expectations include having good manual dexterity, cooperating with others in a team environment, and being able to work in refrigerated environments for long periods. Small class sizes, dedicated instructors and industry connections will prepare you for a fulfilling career in meat cutting. Connect with local employers through a 12-week work practicum. If you meet all employer criteria, you may make up to $6,900 during your work-integrated learning experience; plus, take advantage of additional employment opportunities while enrolled in this full-time program. Rest assured, there is no shortage of work in this sector, and demand is high for skilled workers. After you graduate, you may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit; if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) grants the permit, you may benefit from Assiniboine’s partnerships with industry employers. Your work experience, combined with your credentials and personal interest, may lead to career opportunities such as retail meat cutter, retail meat manager, plant manager, production supervisor and/or sales manager.
  • Innovate new ways to grow, harvest and manage our food supply. Work closely with our instructors to help research different greenhouse models and find out how to improve food security in communities We all rely on safe, high-quality, healthy foods. Assiniboine’s field to fork approach encourages quality on your plate while also supporting local food producers. Our courses emphasize innovation in how food is produced and how harvests are managed, all in the context of food security. Learn both the industry-standard and new, modern approaches to growing food either inside the greenhouse or in the field. Explore how fruits and vegetables are grown, understand the science of agronomy, and figure out the techniques behind operating a greenhouse, breeding and propagating plants, and managing nutrients and pests. Our 3,300 square foot sustainable greenhouse is the centre for training and research, where instructors and students work on projects to help the environment while growing food. This program enjoys a fully-equipped greenhouse, garden, orchard, field labs and growth chamber.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Have you watched someone use sign language and wished you could understand? American Sign Language, or ASL as it is commonly known, is a complete language using signs, hand shapes and facial expressions. The ASL program is designed for people interested in learning sign language, professionals in contact with the deaf community in their jobs, and friends and family members of a deaf person. Learn a comprehensive understanding of ASL from the alphabet to basic words and concepts, recognizing facial expressions all the way to describing objects and full conversations.

    The Vista Program

    The Vista Signing Naturally approach offers a standardized curriculum to learning ASL. Created and developed at Vista Community College in Berkley, California, it not only teaches signs, but also grammar and deaf culture. The Vista approach stresses natural communication. The Vista program was conceived and developed by three native signers of ASL, two of whom are deaf and one hearing. They used the following three premises when creating Vista. Languages are learned best when presented in context. Language is retained best when activities are meaningful and/or related to experiences. Comprehensive skills are developed more quickly than expressive skills. Older methods of teaching sign language used Manually Coded English (MCE). This system substitutes words for signs in English word orders. MCE was used in schools with deaf children to reinforce their English skills, but this is changing in Manitoba and elsewhere. The Vista method has been field-tested over the last few years by ten colleges and elsewhere. Compared to other sign programs, Vista was found to be easier, more enjoyable and more practical. Vista allows students to learn ASL more gradually and comfortably, and has improved the overall quality of instruction. The Signing Naturally approach to acquiring ASL allows people, with no knowledge of sign language, to communicate comfortably in a variety of situations with the Deaf. As well as classroom instruction, Vista offers input via video, text and workbook. Because of the interactive nature of instruction, enrollment is limited. Classroom instruction is supplemented by the accompanying videotape and workbook, which allow students to review, practice and retain what is learned.
  • Prepare for a rewarding career promoting the development of young children with our Early Childhood Education program. Help guide children as they grow physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. What you help children learn and experience through their early years will impact their entire future. With this two-year diploma program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality early learning and child care to young children. This program is provincially accredited by the Child Care Qualifications and Training Committee (CCQTC). Be part of enhanced learning experiences, including collaborating with community partners on projects, industry field trips and guest speakers, and four practicum placements. Learn from knowledgeable instructors who model industry best practices. Learn how important play is for childhood development; learn the skills you need to provide the right intellectual stimulation, as well as opportunities for physical, emotional and social growth. As an Early Childhood Educator, your warmth, understanding and patience are essential to working with culturally diverse children and families With an increasing need for early learning and child care settings, employment opportunities are abundant. You can find work in full and part-time programs with children from infants to school-age.
  • OVERVIEW

    Be part of a team that helps children succeed in the classroom. Develop the skills necessary to make a difference supporting the needs of diverse learners. Fill a vital role in classrooms, working closely with students of all ages. This program will give you the skills you need to start your career in education. Develop confidence and skills to work in classrooms, special education or life skills programs. The practicum component provides you networking opportunities with valuable work experience prior to graduation. As an Education Assistant, your friendliness, consideration and patience is essential as you work with school-aged children from diverse backgrounds. Your career in this field will help the children you work with, as well as enrich your own life. Find work as an education assistant in primary, middle or senior years schools, as a direct aide for students with specific special needs, as a respite youth worker, or as a private assistant for children who need your extra help.

Engineering Programs

  • Take your interest in technology to the next level. Design, manufacture and install the most up-to-date communications systems that keep us linked together. It’s a real concept and has real-world application. The internet (IOT) is the physical network of devices, appliances, vehicles and other items that integrate and connect to exchange data and make our lives run smoother, easier and more efficiently. In this program, you’ll be at the centre of creating and supporting it. Learn to support the design, development and repair of communication systems, such as voice, video, data, wi-fi and Bluetooth, through this accredited two-year program. You will graduate with the skills necessary to create, manufacture, install and analyze different types of communication technologies. There are industry opportunities for you through our Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers student branch, Cisco Networking Systems partnership and CTAB accreditation. Assiniboine even has a connection to the Canadian Forces, where you can be accredited as a Weapon Engineering Technician. Find employment opportunities in fields like computeraided design, electronic design and repair, computer programming, network design, communications installation or design. In recent years, almost all of our students were offered jobs within nine months of graduation.
  • Keep industry running smoothly with the essential skills for a challenging career in power engineering. If you want a career and not just a job, then this is the program for you. Power engineers are in high demand in Manitoba. If you are self-motivated, responsible and enjoy the technical challenge, this program will prepare you to take the standardized power engineering examination so you can start your career as a 4th Class Power Engineer. As a power engineer, you will be responsible for efficiency, operation and safety for industrial equipment, such as steam engines, air compressors, boilers and turbines. You will learn how to operate and maintain these types of equipment, as well as the mathematics, mechanics, combustion, thermodynamics and instrumentation you will need in this career. With this eight-month certificate, you will learn how to operate power plants on modern equipment simulating a 400 MW, pulverized coal-fired steam-generating unit. Hands-on learning methods at our North Hill campus will give you practical experience. Your career could see you working with heating and air conditioning, refrigeration or fire systems. You may work in buildings or industrial complexes like hospitals, government agencies, school divisions, regional health authorities and manufacturing plants—anywhere that maintains complex industrial systems.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • The Applied Counselling Skills certificate program is designed to develop proficiency in basic counselling skills as well as knowledge to aid others in their search for personal growth and healthy relationships. This program will enable you to develop basic counselling skills in areas that include general counselling, cross-cultural communication, and family and youth issues. The program will train you as a para-professional, skilled helper and/or support worker in a counselling related field. As part of our program revision process, there are now two courses in the Applied Counselling Skills Certificate that are directly transferable into the Social Service Worker diploma program here at Assiniboine Community College.
  • If you’re driven to make a lasting difference in people’s lives, our 9-month Comprehensive Health Care Aide - International program prepares you for a challenging and fulfilling career in health care. If you have compassion and respect for people of all ages and cultures, then being a health care aide will be a rewarding choice. Do you have what it takes to help those who need it most? Learn practical skills to care for patients and to communicate in a clinical setting. Help patients with their well-being and assist in managing their health care environment. Make a real difference in the lives of others. Support people who require help with their own care and who may have trouble with mobility, feeding and communication, as well as other needs. Be job-ready through diverse practicum placements and hands-on experience. Upon graduation, you will be an important part of a health care team. You will provide much-needed personal support and services to the sick, disabled, elderly and chronically ill. Typical tasks in this field include dressing or assisting with hygienic needs, serving meals and feeding clients, lifting, moving, or assisting patients in walking, and observing and reporting patient conditions.
  • The Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) Challenge program is designed to train individuals for a rewarding career in the health care profession. If you are already employed as a health care aide and can successfully complete Assiniboine’s challenge process, you have the opportunity to obtain a CHCA program certificate. Applicants to the CHCA Challenge program will get credit for the hours they have already worked in health care settings as a health care aide. If you have worked 300 hours in the previous 12 months, you are eligible to challenge the program’s practicum component. You’ve worked in health care for a long time, and now is your chance to turn all that hard work into a formally-recognized certificate. The CHCA Challenge encourages you to work at your own pace so the course work can fit into your busy schedule. Once you register for a course, you have four months to complete it! Upon completion of the CHCA Challenge program, continue to be an important part of the health care team. You will be valued for your commitment to continuous learning, and you may be able to find additional jobs in other areas of health care. A Comprehensive Health Care Aide certificate can open the door to jobs for you in hospitals, personal care homes, acute and extended care, doctors offices, private care facilities, mental health setting and home care.
  • Provide motivation and education to an individual by administering a safe program of basic exercise in order to promote physical activity. If you are interested in teaching fitness courses, then this program is designed for you. Learn how to teach and lead in the fitness industry, and benefit from learning techniques to improve the fitness of your family and yourself. This three-course certificate provides you with a compact but comprehensive overview of fitness theory, resistance training and so much more!
  • OVERVIEW

    Gain skills for entry into the health care field. You’ll graduate with both a high school diploma and a Comprehensive Health Care Aide certificate. Experience focused one-on-one instructor attention, with a schedule that fits your needs in either our day or evening program. Gain both a high school diploma and a Comprehensive Health Care Aide certificate with this integrated program. You will graduate ready to work in the health care field with the practical skills needed to have a rewarding career as a Comprehensive Health Care Aide. Mature Student High School day and evening classes begin every September and January. In Brandon, Comprehensive Health Care Aide entry is September and January; in Dauphin, entry is in January. This program has several learning options to meet your needs. We offer traditional classroom instruction with options to choose either day or evening programs or flex learning (independent study) for your Mature Student High School portion of the program. You will have the opportunity to earn dual credits that count towards both high school and college credit, provided you attain the required percentage grade. Our supportive learning community is accentuated by student mingling areas, study areas, classrooms, computer labs and free wireless Internet. Your designated student success advisor will help you map your education and career goals. You will have regular access to a learning strategist, an Indigenous services officer, elders and tutors to support your success. After graduation, find work in acute and extended care hospitals, personal care homes, private care facilities, mental health settings and home care.
  • Explore the nursing assessment of the lower extremities, common foot afflictions, tools and the interventions necessary for safe and effective basic foot nursing. Make a difference in your client’s lives, today.

    This program introduces the principles and practices of foot care as defined and established by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM), Nursing Foot Care Standards. Upon completion of program, students may apply to their governing body (CLPNM, CRNM, or CRPNM) for license to practice Foot Care in Manitoba.

    You will be introduced to anatomy, structure and function of the lower extremities. Nursing assessment of the lower extremities, common foot afflictions, tools, and the interventions necessary for safe and effective basic nursing foot care will be explored

    Learn how to use foot care instruments and products, as well as how to assess gait differentiations and footwear. Evaluate the effectiveness of foot care and footwear, and learn about client education, consultation and referral of clients.

    With a specialization in foot care, work as a foot care nurse in various health care settings, such as hospitals, personal care homes, private care facilities, home care and independent foot care practices.

  • Make a difference in the lives of others with a rewarding career in health care. Your background in math and science, and your ability to problem solve and think critically, prepares you for a career in this high-demand industry. Be a part of the interdisciplinary team that encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities. Demonstrated flexibility is also essential to this profession. You will use critical thinking and best practices throughout this two-year program. Practice your hands-on practical skills taught in modern lab settings and also applied in acute and extended-care health facilities, personal care homes, community agencies and private homes during your clinical placement. You can make a difference in the health care profession as a licensed practical nurse. You will be a valued member of the interdisciplinary team as you use your full scope of practice to experience opportunities in various health care settings. Be a lifelong learner as you grow in your chosen profession. Continue to learn within your competency as a licensed practical nurse. With a background in practical nursing, opportunities exist to develop special areas of practice, certification and credentials. Ask about options and potential credit transfers with our many partner institutions.
  • at Assiniboine is offering three courses that will bridge a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a certificate to a diploma. Students must meet the following two requirements:

    • Active practicing licence from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM);
    • Be a graduate of the Practical Nursing certificate program at ACC (Brandon, Winnipeg, or any Assiniboine rotating site).
  • This program focuses on caring. Applicants should enjoy caring for people and be willing to work with a team of health care providers. Those working in this field should be prepared to work varied shifts, including weekends. In addition, the PNR program synthesizes theoretical study and clinical practice to facilitate successful re-entry into professional nursing practice. Theoretical study will take place at home and clinical practice will occur in a clinical facility in the student's region, if possible. If you have been referred by CLPNM to take a refresher course, then we can help you re-enter the nursing profession with confidence. This program was developed jointly by the Open Learning Agency for the British Columbia Ministry of Education, CLPNM and Assiniboine Community College.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

  • The following are course options available at Assiniboine Community College for Child Care Assistants and Family Child Care Providers to fulfill the 40-hour training requirement.

    Additional Information

    • Students must obtain a C or 60% in the course in order to fulfill the training requirement. In order to receive transfer of credit for any of these three courses into Assiniboine's Early Childhood Education program, you must complete with a grade of 66% (C+) or higher.
    • You will have a maximum of four months to complete the course work from your start date.
    • Once you have your course materials, you are working through the distance manual for your readings, assignments and instructions.
    • Your instructor will contact you by the first day of your course start date through your college student email address.
  • Ready for a progressive career in natural resource management? Be part of the solution on how we manage our essential land and water resources. Passion for the outdoors makes you a great candidate for a career in natural resources. This exciting program brings together natural resources, technology and the environment in an agricultural context. Understand the interconnection between our water and the land. Learn how to protect, manage, sustain and conserve natural habitats for wildlife and humans. With Land and Water Management, you will often be out in the field, examining key features of the prairie agro-ecological landscape. Become skilled at monitoring and evaluating the quality of rural land and water resources, and at managing activities so that those resources are used sustainably. You will use environmental monitoring equipment to study water, land and air conditions. Consider a career as a water manager, habitat specialist or environmental technician. You may also find a position in research, management, consulting and administration of sustainable land use practices. If you like working with science and are concerned about the environment and the quality of our natural resources, Land and Water Management is perfect for you! Your career can take you to both rural and urban settings. The program’s four-month paid co-operative work experience will help you with real-world experience, create connections within industry and become confident in your abilities. Once you graduate, you will find yourself ready for exciting and challenging roles in industry including conservation districts, agricultural organizations and all levels of government across the Prairies and beyond.
  • The Manure Management Planner (MMP) course provides agrologists with the knowledge they need to prepare plans to apply manure as a fertilizer in an environmentally stable manner. In Manitoba, the application of livestock manure to land must be as a fertilizer for crop production.  Many livestock operations must submit an annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) to Manitoba Sustainable Development.  Livestock producers can prepare a Manure Management Plan themselves or with the assistance of a qualified Manure Management Planner. Manure Management Planners that prepare plans required by Manitoba Sustainable Development must have successfully completed the Manure Management Planner Course and be members in good standing of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA) or Certified Crop Advisors. Assiniboine Community College is offering an approved training course for Manure Management Planners that was developed in partnership with Manitoba Sustainable Development, Manitoba Agriculture, and the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists.  It consists of a home study manual, a two-day seminar, a manure management planning assignment and a 100 question, closed-book, multiple-choice exam.
  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of others while you promote social well-being and long-lasting change. The skills you learn in this diploma program will help people and communities address social issues.

    Work with individuals, groups and communities to develop strategies and programs to proactively address social challenges, including poverty, addiction, abuse and mental health issues. This program, with an Indigenous focus, will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful contribution.

    Gain practical skills and knowledge in counselling and interviewing, professional communication and proposal writing while also learning more about Indigenous cultures through hands-on activities and field trips. Through your placements you will explore roles in community health, education and institutional environments.

    Work on the front lines of social services for provincial, municipal and private agencies. Gain experience in
    community health centres, justice services, long-term care facilities, social service departments, schools,
    youth centres, outreach services, addiction centres and mental health services.

Languages, ESL Programs

  • Have you watched someone use sign language and wished you could understand? American Sign Language, or ASL as it is commonly known, is a complete language using signs, hand shapes and facial expressions. The ASL program is designed for people interested in learning sign language, professionals in contact with the deaf community in their jobs, and friends and family members of a deaf person. Learn a comprehensive understanding of ASL from the alphabet to basic words and concepts, recognizing facial expressions all the way to describing objects and full conversations.

    The Vista Program

    The Vista Signing Naturally approach offers a standardized curriculum to learning ASL. Created and developed at Vista Community College in Berkley, California, it not only teaches signs, but also grammar and deaf culture. The Vista approach stresses natural communication. The Vista program was conceived and developed by three native signers of ASL, two of whom are deaf and one hearing. They used the following three premises when creating Vista. Languages are learned best when presented in context. Language is retained best when activities are meaningful and/or related to experiences. Comprehensive skills are developed more quickly than expressive skills. Older methods of teaching sign language used Manually Coded English (MCE). This system substitutes words for signs in English word orders. MCE was used in schools with deaf children to reinforce their English skills, but this is changing in Manitoba and elsewhere. The Vista method has been field-tested over the last few years by ten colleges and elsewhere. Compared to other sign programs, Vista was found to be easier, more enjoyable and more practical. Vista allows students to learn ASL more gradually and comfortably, and has improved the overall quality of instruction. The Signing Naturally approach to acquiring ASL allows people, with no knowledge of sign language, to communicate comfortably in a variety of situations with the Deaf. As well as classroom instruction, Vista offers input via video, text and workbook. Because of the interactive nature of instruction, enrollment is limited. Classroom instruction is supplemented by the accompanying videotape and workbook, which allow students to review, practice and retain what is learned.
  • Have you ever wanted to refresh or build new skills in another language? Our Document of Achievement in Conversational Languages can help you get there. We currently have courses developed in French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Ojibway.
  • Assiniboine offers daytime options for Canadian newcomers to improve their English skills at the Adult Collegiate. We specialize in English Language training for students with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5-8. Our school provides a friendly and relaxing environment for you to come to learn and meet new people from across the globe. Funding for our ESL programming is provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • The ACE TESOL certificate course is specifically designed to provide participants with the tools, strategies, skills and knowledge to be successful teaching English language programs either in Canada or abroad. Highly experienced, professional and energetic trainers facilitate and motivate participants' learning through the integration of the following course methodology: pair work, small group work, class discussions, teaching demonstrations, and micro-teaching to enhance each participant's learning experience. Opportunities continue to increase as the use of English as the primary language used in business, science and technology spreads globally. There are opportunities worldwide in private language schools, elementary, secondary schools and post-secondary education.

Legal, Policing Programs

  • Be recognized as a confident office professional in the legal industries. Develop your skills in legal terminology, Microsoft Office Suite, customer service and the creation of industry documents that today’s employers desire. Prepare for a stimulating career in law, justice or real estate with this two-year diploma. Understand Canadian legal processes in public and private law, gain higher administrative training, and acquire experience transcribing for police departments and court rooms. Learn how to chair meetings, become proficient in PC law software and craft a professional portfolio. In your work placement, you will craft your ideal professional portfolio and be given the work experience that employers need. Assiniboine has connections with Manitoba Justice, Family Services, the Property Registry and Manitoba Agriculture Services in addition to many private law firms. Explore an abundance of career opportunities through site visits and your final work placement. Connect with those working in industry. Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to visit a number of organizations including the Brandon Police Service, Child and Family Services, Manitoba Courts, the City of Brandon, private legal firms and real estate agencies. Be prepared to work in professional services, legal offices, court systems, law enforcement agencies, city and rural municipality offices, mortgage companies and real estate agencies. Careers for graduates include legal transcriptionist, executive assistant, customer service representative, office manager, legal secretary and records control specialist.
  • Challenge yourself both physically and mentally in our Police Studies program. Craft the skills you need to become an educated and prepared public safety officer in today’s justice system.

    This intensive eight-month certificate program is the first of its kind in Manitoba and is offered in partnership with the Brandon Police Service. Assiniboine is the only post-secondary institution in Manitoba to offer a Police Studies program administered by the Department of Education and Training and authorized by Manitoba Justice. Gain knowledge from instructors who continue to work in industry.

    Learn how to embrace the lifestyle that comes with becoming a protective services officer. Stress management, mental health first aid and cross-cultural teachings are integrated so you gain the skills needed to thrive in this high-impact industry.

    Tackle problems through group work that helps you develop communication skills, emotional intelligence and critical thinking. Your realistic scenario training will include investigating crime scenes, identifying and seizing evidence, and conducting both interviews and interrogations. Get out of the classroom with morning physical training, scenario training and community volunteer activities.

    Launch your career in one of the many areas of public safety, including municipal, regional, provincial or Indigenous police services. Graduates may also find employment in corrections, sheriff’s offices, border services, risk management and loss prevention.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • OVERVIEW

    AgExpert Analyst is an accounting system designed specifically for Canadian producers. The software allows you to set up a data file customized to your operation. Once you have entered your day-to-day financial entries, you’ll be able to make informed business decisions using a variety of reports available in AgExpert Analyst. Level 1 and Level 2 courses available. Please contact us for current information. AgExpert Field Manager PRO provides the tools for producers to track field activities and crop information. Topics include farm recordkeeping, financial and inventory transactions, bank reconciliations, AP and AR, and year-end processes.
  • OVERVIEW

    You can succeed in one of Canada’s largest industries with an in-depth education focused on the business and technology of agriculture. Agriculture is big business. In this program, you will learn both the business and the science behind the industry. Develop your skills by combining outdoor learning with time in classrooms and modern labs equipped with microscopes and growth chambers. Enhance your skills in agronomy, GIS, GPS and computer applications, livestock production, communications, customer service, sales and marketing, and business management. Apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills by developing agri-marketing strategies and dynamic presentations. Connect to the vibrant agribusiness industry. Enjoy hands-on activities and tours while you network with others in the field. This program includes a co-operative work placement between your first and second year, giving you practical experience before graduating. Jobs are numerous and diverse, whether you prefer city or country life. Build a career with grain companies, seed fertilizer providers, banks and credit unions, livestock supply outlets, agricultural equipment dealers, government agencies and co-operatives.
  • OVERVIEW

    Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. An agricultural equipment technician is certified to service, repair, assemble and maintain any agricultural equipment and attachments used for farming operations.This includes equipment for harvesting, material handling and processing, spraying and irrigation, seeding, tillage and hay and forage.
  • Combining the business and technology of agriculture, this post-credential diploma prepares you for a career in one of Canada’s largest and most advanced industries. Build on your existing business education and make yourself more desirable to employers. This program is specially designed for those with business-related degrees or diplomas who are looking to develop specialized skills to prepare them for a career in the fast-changing world of agriculture. Dive deep into fundamental agriculture topics, including crop production and protection, livestock production and environmental considerations directly related to agriculture. Develop additional knowledge in communications, customer service, sales and marketing, and management. Round out your analytical and critical thinking skills by learning the technological applications of GIS (geographical information systems) and GPS (global positioning systems). Experience the best of both worlds: indoor classrooms, plant and soil labs, and outdoor field labs. Off-campus industry tours throughout the year allow you to see careers in action, network with others in your field, and help you to see the complex and fast-paced world of agribusiness. Whether you see yourself in finance, sales and marketing, consulting, research or management, you’ll have the tools to get started. Potential employers include banks and credit unions, grain companies, equipment dealers and government agencies. Some graduates may even choose to become entrepreneurs or self-employed consultants.
  • Automotive Service Technicians service, repair or replace damaged or worn components for electrical and electronic controls, fuel systems, emission systems, steering and suspension systems, cooling and heating systems, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, axles and shift braking systems. Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms. Automotive Service Technicians perform a wide variety of tasks associated with the trade. They must possess a thorough knowledge of the assembly systems and components of motor vehicles and light trucks in order to be able to diagnose, service, repair, build or replace them. As well, technicians will be able to understand and communicate with their customers in addressing problems with their vehicle. Technicians must also have strong analytical and trouble shooting skills in order to isolate problems with assemblies, components and parts. An important aspect of a mechanics job involves setting up and operating numerous pieces of equipment in order to identify problems and perform repairs. This work may include the service repair and/or replacement of damanged or worn components within the following systems: electrical and electronic controls, fuel systems, emission systems, steering and suspension systems, cooling and heating systems, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, axles and shift braking systems.
  • Do you have a passion for vehicles and troubleshooting? Increase your skillset and keep things running smoothly in the automotive service industry. This nine-month Automotive Technician certificate program is one of the best programs available for engine-lovers. Learn to thrive in a shop environment with your commitment to vehicle and customer service. In this program, you will learn to repair and service both cars and light-duty trucks with a focus on fundamental shop skills. From there, gain skills in repairing engines, powertrains and electrical systems. You will work inside our modern automotive shop at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology, a 130,000 square foot building at our North Hill campus in Brandon Steer your career in the right direction with work experience during your time at Assiniboine. You will get essential on-the-job training as you meet with possible employers. Register as an apprentice within two years of completing the program, and your in-school technical training may count towards your Level 1 Automotive Service Technician.
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship is an obvious choice for those who are good at working with their hands and using hand and power tools. Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms. Modern carpentry demands both manual skill and the ability to read drawings, sketches and plans for building information. Carpenters need to work accurately and be able to estimate the cost of jobs. Communication skills are also important since carpenters work with other tradespeople. To be successful in their trade, carpenters must be able to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately, select materials, plan sequences and methods of work, cut and shape materials, check completed units to ensure they are accurate and work with national and local building codes.
  • Start with an introduction to basic tools and before you know it, you will be reading blueprints, building stairs and framing walls with our nine-month certificate program. Develop the practical skills you need to create excellent work. Learn about hand tools, precise measuring and cutting, and how to create what you envision in your mind’s eye. Gain the basic knowledge to build projects from simple shelving to a single family dwelling. Using modern industry tools, you will learn in a well-equipped woodworking shop with an emphasis on practical, applied learning. Geometry rules in this profession, and your training will be guided by supportive instructors. Gain experience working with concrete, finishing cabinets and learning construction safety. Register as an apprentice within two years of completing the program, and you may be granted credit towards Level 1 Carpenter apprenticeship as you continue to gain valuable industry experience. Beyond learning woodworking skills for your own projects, there are a number of career opportunities for woodworking professionals, including carpentry, building construction, residential and commercial projects, and general repairs.
  • OVERVIEW

    Notice of Cancellation All Ag Extension/Pesticide courses, exams and workshops have been cancelled until further notice. Assiniboine Community College is working towards offering exams online. More information will be provided on our website as we move forward with the online exam option. If you are already registered for an exam, you will be contacted via email. Pesticide manuals can be still be purchased online through Follett’s bookstore or call 1-800-862-6307 ext. 6788
      This program prepares students to write the examinations required for licensing as Commercial Manure Applicator or Off-farm Manure Applicator. Licensing is through Manitoba Agriculture. Manure applicator licensing is required under the Manure Amendment to the Pesticides and Fertilizers Control Act. There are two classes of licenses: Commercial Manure Applicator (CMA) - a person who transports and/or applies manure for payment Off-farm Manure Applicator - a person or group whose livestock operations must file a Manure Management Plan under the Environmental Act (300 or more animals) and who applies at least a portion of the manure to land not owned or leased by their operation.
  • A construction electrician plans, assembles, installs, repairs, tests and maintains electrical fixtures and systems that provide heat, light, power or control in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. If you like precision work and are interested in electricity and electrical systems, consider becoming a construction electrician.You will be expected to adhere to industry standards for installation, repairs and safety. You should have a good background in mathematics and science and be able to understand and apply a wide range of technical knowledge.
  • Gasfitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators, heating units and appliances in residential, commercial and industrial establishments. Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Gasfitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators, heating units and appliances in residential, commercial and industrial establishments. You will be expected to do precision work and adhere to industry standards for installation, repairs and safety. You should have a good background in mathematics and science and be able to understand and apply a wide range of technical knowledge.
  • Use the most modern GIS technologies to solve problems across a range of disciplines. Apply your prior education to work in agriculture, forestry, environmental management or natural resources. From Google to governments and marketing to mineral exploration, geographic information systems are used across a variety of industries. No matter what industry you are currently in, this advanced diploma gives you the opportunity to launch a new career or add a new marketable skill to your résumé. Build on your existing post-secondary education and learn cutting-edge environmental technologies. Learn current GIS technologies and how to use them to solve real-world problems. You will use geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and global positioning systems (GPS), and drone technology to detail minute variations in land, water, vegetation and nutrient conditions. Experience with modern equipment and software will make you a hot commodity in resource-based industries. Learn to analyze data, find and incorporate related information, and then translate it into practical management decisions that can be applied in any number of industries. Your career can take you almost anywhere: government, private industry and community organizations. There is tremendous opportunity for you in agriculture, forestry, watershed and environmental management, land use planning, natural resources and transportation.
  • Heavy duty equipment technicians are specialists who diagnose, troubleshoot, examine, test, repair and maintain a wide variety of heavy duty vehicles. Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Heavy duty equipment technicians are specialists who diagnose, troubleshoot, examine, test, repair and maintain a wide variety of heavy duty vehicles. This includes heavy mobile equipment such as cranes, graders, tractors, paving equipment, off-road haulers and earthmovers.
  • Heavy equipment operators are well compensated and in-demand both in Manitoba and throughout Canada. From 2017-2026, it is estimated that there will be a requirement to fill roughly 22,000 jobs in this field across Canada. The six-week in-class program provides students with a combination of training in fundamental heavy equipment operator skills as well as related training in surveying, safety and equipment servicing. Using high-end computer simulation equipment, students gain experience and confidence, before moving to hands-on heavy equipment operating. Following the in-class program, students are required to complete 120 hours or practicum. Practicum may be paid or unpaid at employer’s discretion, students are covered by Worker’s Compensation while on practicum. While Assiniboine strives to find practicum placements for students, the responsibility to find a practicum placement ultimately lies with the student.
  • Develop your skills in servicing, diagnosing and repairing agricultural, heavy duty and transport equipment. Gain practical skills with all types of engines, systems and safety regulations. This 9-month certificate program gives you the training you need to service agricultural, heavy equipment and transport trucks. Learn the theory of diagnosing and repairing, then get in the shop and put that theory to work operating and fixing the machines. You will be trained on diesel engines, power trains, and electrical systems, along with learning related shop skills, not to mention important shop and workplace safety. You will also explore the different types of systems that are responsible for electronic and computerized control, monitoring, diesel and gasoline fuel, air-conditioning, hydraulics, steering, suspension and advanced braking, plus equipment service and operation. You can earn credit as an apprentice or put your skills to work immediately in an agricultural or heavy duty business. You will be ready to take on entry-level roles in industries like construction, agriculture, transport, mining, oil field and logging, with jobs available as technicians in the farm machinery, transport truck and construction equipment sectors.
  • Learn the totality of food production while studying in our sustainable greenhouse at the North Hill campus. Focus your interests on three key sectors: fruits and vegetables, greenhouse production and nurseries. Learn in a state-of-the-art sustainable 3,300 square foot greenhouse that brings together solar powered, energy efficient growth solutions, plus a 3.2 acre grow plot and teaching orchard. Be part of a field to fork approach when you grow and cultivate the food used in our Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management programs. Participate in pioneering research projects and help find ways to improve greenhouse management and food production. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course examines the most modern biological controls in food growth with an aim to reduce chemical interventions for controlling pests. Create your own customized soil and compost. Grow unusual food plants such as fenugreek, Malabar spinach and Jamaican thyme. Diagnose and treat plant diseases. Improve drainage systems and learn how to increase food production via micro climate studies. Discover how the art of budding and grafting changes the face and function of trees. Find work in city and municipal offices, provincial and national parks, Manitoba Agriculture and in the private sector at greenhouses, landscaping companies and other businesses.
  • Apply your attention to detail and excellent visualization skills to today’s machining and welding trades. This pre-employment program offers you the opportunity to explore two trades. You will be trained in the safe handling of a wide variety of machinery and hone your craftsmanship in machining, welding and metals fabrication. Once you graduate, you can start your career in industries such as farm machinery manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, custom manufacturing and repair, automotive manufacturing and rebuilding, mining, hydro, railways and aerospace. If you register as an apprentice within two years of completing the program, you may be granted in-school training credit for Level 1 Welder apprenticeship or Level 1 Machinist apprenticeship. Get a solid grounding in theory before taking on the practical aspects of working on lathes, milling machines, drill presses, bandsaws and grinding machines. Learn and understand oxyacetylene, shielded metal, gas metal and gas tungsten arc welding and plasma cutting, as well as examining metal working and machine operation. The full one-year certificate program includes both specializations. Or, focus on a single field of study: either the seven-month machining specialization or the four-month welding and fabrication specialization.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provides green space managers with the knowledge to achieve an acceptable level of pest control in a cost-effective and aseptically pleasing way while minimizing the use of pesticides.

    Members of the landscape and golf course industries in Manitoba initiated the IPM certification program, which is meant to formally recognize industry qualifications and promote ongoing IPM education. The program was jointly developed by the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association (MGSA), Landscape Manitoba, Assiniboine Community College and Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship.

    Manitoba Agriculture requires at least one individual per landscape or golf course company to be certified in IPM. A current Pesticide Applicator licence is also recommended.

    Assiniboine is responsible for administering the IPM certification program in Manitoba. Individuals must demonstrate their knowledge and qualifications in IPM by successful completion of the IPM certification program. Recertification is required every 5 years.

  • This part-time program is open to anyone with an interest in gardening. It is an opportunity to learn, share gardening experience and develop friendships through community volunteerism. Master Gardeners volunteer their time to assist people with horticulture in communities. They share their knowledge and experience with fellow gardeners, friends, neighbours, youth and seniors. This sharing consists of a varied range of activities that may include:
    • Designing, planting or maintaining community gardens in public places such as hospitals, schools, parks, etc.
    • Developing horticultural therapy programs
    • Writing a garden column for a newsletter or local paper
    • Teaching gardening classes for community colleges, associations or recreation departments
  • This program provides training for people requiring Manitoba Pesticide Applicator and/or Dealer Certification. Also included is the Aerial CEC Recertification course for individuals wishing to acquire credit towards recertification.

    To ensure safe procedures when using pesticides, the legislation requires all commercial pesticide applicators and retail pesticide dealers to be certified through Assiniboine training and licenced through Manitoba Agriculture. Each license requires successful completion of the ‘Core’ course plus at least one other (category) course based on the license category you will need to obtain. Manitoba Agriculture requires individuals to recertify every five years and license to be renewed each year.

    There are multiple steps involved in obtaining your Pesticide license. To avoid disappointment, please allow a minimum of ten weeks for registration, study, administration, shipping and application processing. Exam re-writes and workshops require additional time.

  • Develop your skills in plumbing, gas, steam and pipe fitting. This in-demand, diverse trades program can lead you to employment in residential, commercial and industrial construction industries. This nine-month certificate program will introduce you to multiple trades in high demand. Concentrate on plumbing, gas and pipe fitting, while learning about furnaces, heating, air conditioning and air exchange systems, water treatment, fire sprinkler systems, water and sewer and sheet metal. Instructors use industry-relevant tools and equipment with an emphasis on safety and protection of the environment. Study alongside other trades students at our Len Evans Centre of Trades and Technology. This program boasts hands-on learning using a wide variety of equipment from different trades to assist you in learning the function, installation and troubleshooting procedures. This program will provide you the core skills for a multitude of careers in plumbing and heating contractors, industrial piping contractors, public utilities, wholesale suppliers, fire sprinkler installers, and water and wastewater treatment facilities. There is a special emphasis in this program on the role of plumbing in public health and wastewater management concerns, a rapidly growing field that deals with environmental issues. Graduates who register as a plumbing apprentice within two years of completing this program may be granted in-school training credit for Level 1 Plumber apprenticeship.
  • An apprentice plumber plans, installs, maintains, inspects and repairs plumbing systems, fixtures, equipment and controls in residential and commercial buildings. Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms. If you like variety in your work, are able to pay close attention to detail and are interested in working in a highly specialized trade, consider becoming a plumber. You should be mechanically inclined and be willing to continually update your skills since new technologies are always being introduced into the trade. In addition to having good manual dexterity, the ability to translate blueprints and sketches into finished installations is critical. The work is most rewarding to people who enjoy using their specialized skills in a variety of job site conditions and working with little supervision. In a repair and service shop, a plumber should also have good communication skills in order to understand a customer's problems and explain corrective measures.
  • The Prairie Horticulture program is the first distance horticulture program designed specifically for the prairie provinces. This program provides skills and training for owners, managers or employees of horticulture businesses, as well as anyone with an interest in horticulture. Choose one of four streams of study: fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse crop production, landscaping and arboriculture, or nursery crop production. Courses are available to be taken individually for personal interest or professional upgrading.
  • Graduates find employment as technicians in the farm machinery, transport truck, and construction equipment sectors.

    Connections

    Students who successfully complete the accredited certificate program with an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects and level for which the program was accredited, gain employment and register as an apprentice within two years of graduating, will receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training and 900 hours in the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Agricultural Equipment Technician or Truck and Transport Mechanic apprenticeship program.
  • Let your inner artist shine and imagination run wild as you melt metal and learn to fix and fuse components in new ways. Gain the skills needed for high-quality welding work. This comprehensive four-month program focuses on the safety, theory and practical aspects of oxyacetylene, shielded arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and special processes. Channel your motivation under the guidance of our red seal certified welding instructors. Enter the program with little to no experience; leave the program with practical welding skills, as well as the safety, creative and interpersonal skills that make you desirable to employers. Learn how to interact with clients, coworkers and the industry, in general. A three-week work practicum and general fabrication training are included in this hands-on program. Train in all aspects of welding, so you can be job-ready for a career in industries such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture and oil.
  • The Woodworking program provides students with the opportunity to learn woodworking skills from basic to advance. Step into one of our shops and learn the intricate skills of woodworking from machinery use to design layout. Students advance through each level building their skill set and confidence in becoming a hobbyist woodworker. Go straight to working in the shop with tools and materials. Learn the basics of hand and power tools, design layout, jigs, all the way up to larger machinery leading to building your own project. If you’ve always wanted to get into the hobby world of woodworking but weren’t sure where to start, this program is for you. The classes are designed to benefit the beginner as well as those with previous experience. With each course, you will build on the knowledge you gained from the previous culminating in designing and building your own project.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • OVERVIEW

    Ready to design the future? Develop your problem-solving skills and strengthen your career through drafting, surveying and computer-aided design skills. Learn the basics of civil engineering technology in this certificate program. Be a part of designing the future: bridges, highways, dams, parks, sewer systems—just a few of the systems that affect our lives. You will develop skills in computer-aided design (CAD), land and construction surveying, drafting fundamentals, and basic design concepts for residential construction. If you are a natural problem solver and passionate about finding hands-on solutions, this is the program for you. Small class sizes, dedicated instructors and industry connections prepare you for an exciting career as a civil technician. As a graduate, you will have plenty of employment opportunities. We prepare you to be influential contributors to the civil engineering field. You will graduate with both technical and practical experience and be prepared to work in either public or private industry.
  • Learn about terrain analysis, fluid mechanics, geotechnical materials, groundwater flow & analysis, roadway design, water and wastewater piping system design, and project administration. Methods of study involve classroom lectures, assignments and lab-based study. Topics covered and lab projects use hands-on applications that deal with current municipal developments. Civil Technology - Municipal Engineering specialization is open to those who have successfully completed Civil Technician (Certificate) at Assiniboine Community College. Applicants with a Civil Technician certificate from other post-secondary institutions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Take your interest in technology to the next level. Design, manufacture and install the most up-to-date communications systems that keep us linked together. It’s a real concept and has real-world application. The internet (IOT) is the physical network of devices, appliances, vehicles and other items that integrate and connect to exchange data and make our lives run smoother, easier and more efficiently. In this program, you’ll be at the centre of creating and supporting it. Learn to support the design, development and repair of communication systems, such as voice, video, data, wi-fi and Bluetooth, through this accredited two-year program. You will graduate with the skills necessary to create, manufacture, install and analyze different types of communication technologies. There are industry opportunities for you through our Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers student branch, Cisco Networking Systems partnership and CTAB accreditation. Assiniboine even has a connection to the Canadian Forces, where you can be accredited as a Weapon Engineering Technician. Find employment opportunities in fields like computeraided design, electronic design and repair, computer programming, network design, communications installation or design. In recent years, almost all of our students were offered jobs within nine months of graduation.
  • Don’t make what you see on the internet—make what’s on the internet work. Learn to analyze, troubleshoot, repair, install and provide technical support for computer systems and networks. Our two-year Network Administration Technology diploma program prepares you for a career as a computer network administrator. You will get hands-on standardized and specialized training with current applied technology. Study computer operating systems, scripting and the architecture of computer hardware, networking systems and routing. Our instructors explain and demonstrate how to configure complex computer networking solutions and challenge students to build and configure their own computer networks in a controlled test environment. We partner with Cisco Systems Inc., and use their current curriculum to teach network routing in a fully equipped Cisco lab. As a grad, you will find employment in the areas of troubleshooting and supporting data, wireless and voice networks, installing and upgrading computer hardware, installing and supporting computer software and computer programming. We offer a two-month work practicum, where you will fill the job role of a junior computer systems administrator in the IT department in the public or private sector. In addition to technical skills, learn soft skills such as customer service and emotional intelligence. The skills you gain in this program can also be used towards industry certifications, such as A+, Microsoft’s MCP, MCSA and MCSE, Cisco’s CCNA and CCENT, or Linux+ and Network+.
  • The Network Cable Installation program provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience, in a classroom setting, to prepare them for employment in a high-demand field. Learn to install low-voltage communication distribution systems. These systems comprise the physical architecture that supports voice, video and data transmissions in residential, industrial and commercial structures.

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Programs

  • Discover the perfect blend of theory and hands-on experience to achieve a competitive edge in your bartending career. Gain applied skills in mixology and garnishing, and learn the principles and practices of bar management and customer relations Whether you’re looking for a new career, gain new skills or supplement your income, bartending may be right for you. Confidently work in an exciting and dynamic industry with the skills learned in this program.
  • If the idea of hosting a memorable event, helping others have a fantastic experience or planning the perfect party fills you with excitement, you should prepare for a career in the ever-changing, fast-paced hospitality industry! This two-year diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management will provide you with a solid foundation in marketable skills fit for a fast-paced career in the hospitality industry. Along with management and business training, you will walk away with WHMIS, FoodSafe and Smart Choices certificates. Take field trips and tours to develop your palate and your knowledge. This hands-on program includes settings such as a teaching kitchen, a culinary theatre, and the 60-seat Great Grey Owl dining room. Learn to manage the only five-star restaurant in Brandon, while working alongside our Culinary Arts students. Gain the transferable skills you need to quickly move up in the industry with a 12-week paid co-operative work placement between your first and second year. Help arrange premier events including Harvest on the Hill, the Holiday Buffet, the International Wine and Food Festival and the Great Grey Owl Restaurant. Land a variety of positions in the food and beverage industry. Paths include careers in areas such as administration, management, marketing, event planning, tourism, banquet and catering, and new venture development.

PARKLAND Campus

Exceptional Learning Experiences for Over 55 Years

Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences for over 55 years. For staff and students alike, Assiniboine offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Here, instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing,’ combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse. We are an accredited college with the Province of Manitoba.

We offer over 50 unique certificate, diploma and advanced credential programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. We also deliver apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trade disciplines.

Our Victoria Avenue East campus, North Hill campus (Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology, Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, and the Sustainable Greenhouse) and Adult Collegiate are located in Brandon. Our Parkland campus is located in Dauphin, Manitoba. At our Winnipeg campus, we deliver our Practical Nursing program and continuing studies courses. Assiniboine College continues to partner with dozens of communities and organizations across the province to deliver place-based education and training every year.


Vision

Exceptional learning experiences.


Mission

Transforming lives and strengthening Manitoba through applied education and research.


Values

  • Be Passionate. We are enthusiastic and communicate openly in pursuit of our vision.
  • Take Initiative. We challenge the status quo and take calculated risks without fear of failure.
  • Deliver Results. We are all responsible and accountable for success.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.