The University Transfer Program Stage I (UTP Stage I) offered at the International College of Manitoba, bridges secondary school and undergraduate studies. It consists of eight courses of study and is designed to prepare local and international students for entry to university-level programs in various fields of studies such as Arts, Business, Environment, Engineering, or Science with scopes of in-depth concentration in these fields. On successful completion of the program with the necessary GPA, students will be eligible for entry to UTP Stage II, which students may undertake in Arts, Business, Engineering, or Science as a pathway to the second year of undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba.
Arts is equivalent to the first year of University of Manitoba's Bachelor of Arts degree. To progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Arts, students must have a GPA of at least 2.0 and satisfy relevant entry requirements, with a minimum 30 credit hours of advanced standing. Students can choose from many areas in which to specialize, including economics, linguistic, philosophy, psychology and sociology. The program is 12 months long offering a variety of elective courses all taught by experienced and knowledgeable teachers.
UTP Stage II: Agricultural and Food Sciences is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. After progressing to the second year in this faculty, students can specialize in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Science or Human Nutritional Sciences. Career paths from this faculty are diverse. They include careers in trade and development, environmental policy analysis, food inspection, human and animal nutrition, marketing and conservation.