50 Years


Since 1968, our program has graduated more than 3,600 students. Thank you to everybody who joined our Gala Dinner celebration. We invite you to view the Gala Dinner photo gallery.
We are also collecting memories from our program – tell us your story today.


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, among others – and many involved with ICTAM. 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.

From the ACE Department at Red River College, thank you to all of our sponsors. You always have been supporters of the BIT, CAP, and IST program, and a part of this department. Thank you for supporting and attending our celebration this past November 3rd, 2018.

Additionally, many congratulations to Stu and Heather Charles, both Distinguished Graduates, who were honored at our 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Read their story on rrc.ca.

View the Gala Dinner Gallery Take a Walk Down Memory Lane