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 Polytech'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

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.


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  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

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

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

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 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)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, 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 you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

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 )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
The Official CanTEST was discontinued in 2021, and as of October 20, 2021 the RRC CanTEST is no longer offered at RRC Polytechnic. CanTEST results dated within 2 years of your application date will still be accepted to meet English language proficiency requirements. Please note the Medical Laboratory Sciences (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 (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $135 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
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

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Roblin Centre (Prev. PSC) Aug 28, 2023 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1

Red River College Polytechnic 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 Polytechnic programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College Polytechic 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/future-students/computer-requirements/ 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.

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

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