It all started in 1968. Red River College launched a brand new program: Computer Analyst/Programmer (CAP). In the 50 years since, CAP has seen multiple evolutions, existing as Information Systems Technology (IST) for some time, and most recently it is known as Business Information Technology (BIT). The BIT program exists today as a 28-month program, provides a solid technical foundation in information technology and related business courses, and complemented by practical applied training through an industry project or paid co-op work term.
In the past 50 years, many thousands of students have come and gone. Today, they are developers, network administrators, business analysts… and VPs, CIOs and Presidents!
They are working in all sectors of business, in both the private and public sectors. They are working at Manitoba Blue Cross, Wawanesa, BIT Space Development, Informanix, Great-West Life, MPI, Bold, Online Business Systems, Government, among others. They are working throughout the city, and across the world. They have created your websites, your databases, and your network systems. Our graduates have worked their way from being programmers to Presidents of their own companies. They have gone from being students in the classroom to making their own presentations to thousands of people. The students have made this program what it is today and we are incredibly proud to see the contributions to information technology each graduate has made. For our 50th Anniversary we want to celebrate the students and staff — and say thank-you.
We invite you to celebrate with us at our upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner –
November 3rd, 2018, at the Club Regent Event Centre.
Proudly, we will be presenting the Distinguished Graduate Award at our 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner to recipients – Stu and Heather Charles. Read their story on rrc.ca.