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Unique Learning Opportunities in Manitoba (Part 2)

Manitoba is home to eight public universities and colleges that offer a rich variety of educational opportunities for students. Students also have the option of studying at several religious institutions and technical colleges.

Each institution offers a unique experience for students with different goals. While browsing the career catalogue over at Set Your Course, we asked ourselves, what programs can we point to as truly unique at our institutions?

You may be surprised at the things you can specialize in at Manitoba’s colleges. Here are a few programs from our career catalogue at Set Your Course that caught our attention. We recently updated the careers to include direct links to program information!

Be sure to check out part one of this series, which focuses on university programs.

Aerospace Manufacturing at Red River College

Transportation Technology at Red River College helps prepare students for careers in industries that demand highly trained technicians, engineers, mechanics, and manufacturers. The Aerospace Manufacturing program partners with manufacturers local to Winnipeg to prepare skilled composite production workers for the industry. The program was collaboratively developed by Boeing Canada, Bristol Aerospace, and Red River College.

Red River College’s experienced instructors and state-of-the-art facilities — including airplane hangars and Winnipeg’s own Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre — allow students to work with the same equipment and technology used by industry. Students have a competitive edge on the job market before they even graduate!

Horticultural Production at Assiniboine Community College

ACC’s School of Business, Agriculture, and Environment offers a program in Horticultural Production to prepare students in the art and science of food production using sustainable greenhouse technology. Built in 2013, the sustainable greenhouse includes an experimental solar bay of 1,300 square feet.

The greenhouse features herbs and plants that are also used by Culinary Arts students. ACC is also home to the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, which opened in 2007. The Culinary Arts program is well-known by the wider Brandon community for its public events. Grey Owl and Harvest on the Hill are two of the several annual events organized by students of the Institute.

Millwright at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

MITT’s renowned Pre-Apprenticeship Millwright program is the only one of its kind in Winnipeg. Students take the 10-month program on the way to professional careers dealing with modern industrial machinery.

The program trains you to be a doctor of industry: you’ll diagnose problems in modern industrial machinery, and create solutions to keep things running smoothly. You might mill custom parts – or invent your own tools to get the job done. Students of this program regularly win provincial and national awards as they become sought-after professionals upon graduation.


Millwright is also one of the apprenticeship trades offered by University College of the North’s Faculty of Trades and Technology.

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These programs (and more!) can be found in the career catalogue over at Set Your Course. We help clarify the options and pathways to put you on your way to the perfect career.

Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions. Through collaborative projects and shared services, we facilitate student mobility and expand access to post-secondary programs for students in Manitoba. In addition to, our websites include,, and

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