FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS INELF-CT Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology

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  • 4-month certificate
  • Fall and Winter intakes
  • Exchange District Campus
  • International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at intled@rrc.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability


This program will provide a solid foundation in Electrical, Electronic, or Instrumentation Engineering Technology if you do not meet the admission requirements for the 28-month Electrical Engineering Technology programs. This program includes both preparatory courses and some Term 1 Electrical Engineering Technology courses which may reduce your Term 1 course load if you continue into the EET program.

You must take and pass all courses during the term with an overall GPA of 2.0 to be automatically registered in Term 1 EET for the following academic term. It is strongly recommended that students have a minimum GPA of 2.5 before moving to Term 1 EET.

You may only attempt the Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology program one time. Students who do not enter the Electrical Engineering Technology through the Introduction to EET are still eligible to enter EET through the regular admission requirements.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

Submission of required documentation, including English language assessments, is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in your program's admission requirements.

If your program's admission requirements include any of the following items, note that the submission deadline for these items only has been temporarily extended to 90 days:

  • First aid course certificate
  • Physical fitness assessment results
  • Reading skills assessment results (Degree of Reading Power - DRP)
  • Student clinical practice and/or volunteer work experience forms


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  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.
  • Find the applicable Supplemental Item - click on Browse.
  • Find the file you saved and double click on it.
  • Click on Upload. You can upload more than one document to the same Supplemental Item.
  • Status should read 'Received'.
  • Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person
Student Service Centre
Red River College
D101–2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
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E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Grade 12 Courses
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
Communication for Engineers and Technologists (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available
Duolingo English Test ()
Required minimum overall score is 115.

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Applicants who meet the English Language Requirement through Duolingo will be invited to a 30-minute online meeting with a college representative. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss college supports to enhance student experience and contribute to the students' academic success.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Who Should Enrol?

To be successful in this program you need an inquisitive mind and you should enjoy working on practical problems. Because you will be working with equipment that requires hand and finger coordination, manual dexterity is important.

You should have the desire to enhance your language skills because jobs in this field will ultimately require you to issue clear verbal instructions on site and to write concise reports for management.

As many students have found this program academically demanding, you should be prepared to set aside two to three hours each evening for assignments.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMP-1455PC Application Software
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This course introduces to the principles of software applications including Windows, Word, Excel, and MATLAB. Students will learn to create, edit, and manipulate documents, spreadsheets, and other files to create a technical paper. They will also learn how to implement advanced math operations including matrix manipulation using MATLAB commands and creating M files. Students will be able to graph data in multiple plots, and save and read data to and from a file. Students will be able to perform electronic research and communication. The knowledge gained will be applied towards a mini-project, and will be applied in subsequent specialized courses.

INEL-0001Introduction to Technology
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Through team-based projects, research on employers, and discussions about the EET program, students will gain insight into the work required and skills needed for a career in Electrical Engineering Technology. This course will provide students with an opportunity to assess their level of interest and to find out if EET is the right fit for them.

INEL-0002Math for Electrical Technology
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The objective of this mathematics course is to enable students to gain a working knowledge of basic mathematical concepts and to develop essential manipulation and application skills necessary to be successful in technological fields. This is a hand-on course; a large portion of the time will be invested in using and applying the concepts acquired through lectures. The material covered will include basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. This course is accepted as a pre-requisite for the first semester mathematics course in Electrical Engineering Technology.

MGMT-0001Self-Management for College Students
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In this course, students learn study skills and success strategies for school. Topics include note taking, study skills, test preparation, goal setting, and stress management.

PHYS-0001Physics for Electrical Technology
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Physics for Electrical Technology focuses on the preparatory physics required to learn science in technology. This course covers concepts and basic calculations in mechanics, electrostatics, and magnetism. Major topics include units, vectors, linear kinematic concepts, rotational kinematic concepts, basic forces, introductory concepts of Newton’s Laws of Motion, work and energy, charges, electric forces, electric fields, and electric potential. Material is learned through a combination of lectures and problems to be solved. This course is accepted as a pre-requisite for Physics I.

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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

WRKS-1018Workshop PracticesRPL
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This course introduces students to basic hand tools and the skills required for the day to day work of the technologist. In this hands-on course, students learn to solder and how to remove soldered components. Students learn about electrical safety, basic electrical wiring, cables, and connectors. Students will also practice the use and care of basic hand tools and basic measuring instruments.


Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection:

  • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
  • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.

The following are computer requirements for online learning, labs and assessments in this program:

Computer type: Windows PC. Mac (Apple), Chromebook or Smartphone is not acceptable.

Computer specifications:

There are two options for computer specifications.

  • The general specifications recommended by Red River College found at https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing are sufficient for this program. Please note: the restrictions about Computer Type as described above still hold for this program.
  • However, students intending to progress to the Electrical Engineering Technology diploma program after successful completion of the Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology program may wish to consider obtaining a computer with the specifications listed here, as the computer requirements for the diploma program are more demanding. Please consider both computer specifications before committing to procuring your computer for the Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology program.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

Electrical Engineering Department
Academic Coordinator
Email: eetinfo@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.


Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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