Virtual Open House 2022
Join us from the comfort of your home, office or classroom at our live Virtual Open House! Register for the online information sessions that interest you to hear from staff and faculty and to learn more about Assiniboine—and why you belong here!
This is a great first step for those looking for a quick and informative overview of our programs and student supports, from the comfort of your own home. You can register for any and all sessions that interest you, allowing you to customize your day with us, according to your schedule.
We’ve also compiled additional resources to help you on your journey to becoming an Assiniboine student. Explore this event page to review helpful videos, publications and FAQs. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on December 7, 2022!
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Get to Know Assiniboine
Media & Technology
Agriculture & Environment
Food & Hospitality
Business & Office
Essentially our annual catalogue, the viewbook is a useful tool that covers every aspect of college life, from academic programs and finances to supports and student life.
Financial Aid & Awards Information Sheet
An overview of Assiniboine’s Financial Aid & Awards program, including the types of finance you can use to fund your education, available awards and applicable deadlines.
Manitoba's Ag College Information Sheet
Check out Assiniboine’s suite of agriculture and environment programs.
Media & Tech Information Sheet
Take a peek at Assiniboine’s creative media and technology programs.
Mechanical Trades Information Sheet
Get things moving with these full-time, pre-employment programs.
Construction Trades Information Sheet
Get ready to build with these full-time, pre-employment programs.
Food and Hospitality Information Sheet
Check out Assiniboine’s suite of Food and Hospitality programs.
Health Programs Information Sheet
Check out Assiniboine’s suite of Health programs.
Business Programs Information Sheet
Check out Assiniboine’s suite of Business programs.
Human Services Programs Information Sheet
Check out Assiniboine’s suite of Human Services programs.
Advanced Diploma Programs Information Sheet
Check out Assiniboine’s suite of Advanced Diploma programs.
The program calendar contains complete program information and course descriptions for the academic year.
Indigenous Student Guide
The Indigenous Student Guide contains information about services and supports at Assiniboine, as well as student spotlights and a handy checklist to help students get ready for college.
Adult Learning: At-a-Glance
Use the Adult Learning: At-a-Glance booklet to get all the information you need about Assiniboine’s Centres for Adult Learning in both Brandon and Dauphin.
International Student Viewbook
This informative piece has everything you need to know as a prospective international student.
Have questions? Need help registering? Want to set up a one on one appointment? Connect with our friendly recruitment team; we’re always happy to help!
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Where is Assiniboine located?
Assiniboine has campuses across Manitoba, including Brandon, Winnipeg and Dauphin.
Our Victoria Avenue East and North Hill campuses, both located in Brandon, offer access to state-of-the-art learning spaces such as a contemporary teaching kitchen for Culinary Arts students, a sustainable green house for food production students, soil and growth chamber labs for agriculture and environment students, and an interactive HOLO suite for nursing students. PC and Mac labs, libraries, and cafeterias are also located at these campuses. There is also a partnership with Brandon University to offer one-person dorm rooms in their on-campus residence.
Ideally placed in the central location of Dauphin, our Parkland campus serves communities across the region. We welcome full- and part-time students to this vibrant campus that features a contemporary trades shop, health care training lab, enhanced student lounge and early learning centre.
The Winnipeg campus, situated in the province’s capital city, offers Assiniboine’s Practical Nursing program and various Continuing Studies courses.
What types of programming does Assiniboine offer?
Assiniboine offers more than 50 certificate, diploma and post-graduate programs that prepare graduates to be ready to step into careers with the confidence and skills to succeed. Certificates are programs that typically take less than one year to complete, and diplomas are two-year programs. Advanced diplomas require a prior post-secondary credential and generally take eight months or less to complete.
Assiniboine also offers adult learning and upgrading. Open the door to a world of careers by upgrading your skills, completing your high school diploma, or entering into one of our integrated programs. We offer several courses that are integrated with a college program, meaning you earn your high school diploma and a college certificate at the same time!
Take courses to suit your schedule! We have both day and evening classes and two intakes a year at our Adult Collegiate in downtown Brandon and at our Parkland campus in Dauphin.
A personalized education plan is developed individually with each student to address your specific needs and future goals.
What are the program areas offered at Assiniboine?
Assiniboine offers a variety of program interest areas:
- Agriculture and Environment
- Business and Office
- Food and Hospitality
- Human Services
- Media and Technology
- Adult learning and upgrading for post-secondary
- English Language Training
To view all of our program offerings, visit our program search page.
What are my study options at Assiniboine?
Assiniboine is flexible and enables you to choose the program and its delivery method that fits you best. Whether you want to study full or part-time, by distance or in-class, in an urban centre or in your community, we have you covered. Visit our distance education page to learn more.
Continuing Studies at Assiniboine also offers a variety of programs and courses to enhance job-specific and soft skills.
How can I afford College?
Don’t let the cost of education hold you back. Everyone should consider applying for financial aid—chances are you’re eligible for some support. You can receive funding from more than one source, including scholarships and bursaries, government financial aid, and other funding opportunities.
Approximately $300,000 in scholarships and awards is available to Assiniboine students each year. This includes entrance awards for first-year students, as well as bridging awards for second-year students. To find and apply for scholarships and bursaries, and for applicable deadlines and timelines, please visit our Financial Aid and Awards page and use our online awards search tool.
In addition to our Financial Aid & Awards session during this year’s Virtual Open House, we offer an online, 45-minute information session on Financial Aid & Awards throughout the year. This session will help you explore the various funding options available to you. To view the upcoming schedule and register, click here.
What student supports do you offer?
Assiniboine helps students achieve success by providing guidance, support, and assistance wherever needed. We strive to provide a warm and friendly environment where students feel comfortable raising questions or concerns.
Student success advisors are available at all campuses. Their goal is to help students achieve success at Assiniboine by listening, providing information, and assisting in finding solutions to problems, or to refer to an appropriate agency or business service.
Our Learning Curve’s learning strategists and educational assistants support you to find effective ways of learning. We encourage active learning and collaborate with you to find strategies that make sense in your life. We provide referrals to student success advisors, the library and other resources as you work towards meeting your academic goals.
Do you have Indigenous-specific supports?
Yes, the Indigenous Affairs team at Assiniboine offers a wide-range of support and services to assist students along their post-secondary journey. They aim to provide guidance to First Nation, Métis and Inuit students from a holistic perspective to support their academic goals. A resource for all students and faculty, Indigenous Affairs supports the college community in its efforts to acquire a true understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.
Assiniboine Cultural Centres provide comfortable, welcoming environments for students to relax and mingle. Individuals from all cultural backgrounds are welcome. It is an ideal place to visit with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, the Indigenous Affairs team and fellow students, study, or relax between or after classes. Check the bulletin boards in the centres or Indigenous Affairs Facebook group for upcoming community and college events.
Visiting Elders and Knowledge Keepers are available at all Brandon campuses for traditional knowledge and teachings. Meeting with an Elder may be as informal as a casual visit or can include cultural or spiritual teachings and guidance at your request.
The Indigenous Peer Mentoring Program pairs new and returning Indigenous students to meet for a few hours each month to support positive connections and student success. Participate in activities such as one-on-one and group mentoring sessions, cultural events, study groups and sharing circles. Meet new people, navigate and access college and community supports, build communication and relationship skills, and help other students embrace their culture.
Looking for additional resources? Check out Assiniboine’s Indigenous Student Guide.
Do you have an athletics program?
Yes, Assiniboine has the Assiniboine Cougars athletics program!
Cougar men’s and women’s volleyball, soccer and futsal teams play in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference against other post-secondary schools in the province. Our women’s hockey team plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association against schools in the Northern United States.
You must be a full-time student at Assiniboine to play for the Cougars. Assiniboine provides travel, meals, accommodations and clothing to our student athletes.
Do you accept international students?
We welcome more than 500 international students from over 20 countries each year!
Many of Assiniboine’s programs are open to international students. We are a Designated Learning Institution with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Assiniboine students are nationally recognized for their academic achievements and leadership qualities.
Our programs encompass a range of disciplines including food and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health care, human services, and skilled trades. Each of these programs embodies our philosophy of hands-on education supported by classroom learning.
We offer many resources to help international students get started. Click here for more information.
How do I apply?
Assiniboine accepts applications up to one year in advance of a program’s start date. While there is no application deadline, we do encourage early applications to ensure you have secured your spot in a program as many fill quickly.
Additionally, all programs have admission requirements. To ensure you meet the requirements, visit the Admissions tab on the program’s webpage. This tab will itemize each requirement and may also have further checklists for you to complete.
How do I learn more about Assiniboine?
There are a variety of ways you can learn more about the Assiniboine experience and take us for a test drive:
Online information sessions
45-minute online info sessions give you the inside scoop. Meet faculty, ask questions and win Assiniboine swag (everyone who attends a session will be entered into a weekly draw). View the schedule and register here.
Everything you need to explore Assiniboine. Want to learn more about our programs, get a feel for our campuses with a tour, or receive hard-copy information in the mail? Discover everything Assiniboine has to offer with this one-stop shop!
Our recruitment team is always happy to chat with you about college life. Even if you don’t know the questions to ask…we do. We understand that going to school is about more than just registering for courses and buying textbooks, and we can help guide you along the way. Start the conversation today.