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Benefit from the expertise of Red River College’s instructors as you prepare for your trade qualification exams.

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 for additional contact information.
PIPE-1007Cross-Connection & Backflow
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Designed for Journeyperson Plumbers, Steamfitters and Sprinkler fitters involved with planning, design, installation, maintenance and inspection of plumbing, piping systems or water-supplied equipment that connects to the potable water system, either inside or outside buildings.

Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention is a duel stream program.  One stream of students from all walks of life can take this course to increase their basic knowledge of recognizing cross connection and recommending proper cross connection devises to protect the occupants in the building as well as the public water supply.  These students will write the Red River College exam.  The other stream of students consisting of Journeyperson Plumbers, Steamfitters and Sprinkler Fitters may go on to write the AWWA sanctioned exam to become a AWWA certified Cross Connection Control Specialist and later apply to the City of Winnipeg for a City of Winnipeg Cross Connection Control Testers License.

PIPE-1009Cross Connect Re-Certification
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Gain hands-on skills with testing procedures and exercises. This course will prepare you to challenge the AWWA Testers Refresher Written and Practical Examination. 
Note: This course is ideal for certified individuals with credentials that will expire.

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In order to write the Trades Qualification Certification exams, students are required to produce proof of 9600 hours experience. An Industrial Mechanic is a "skilled worker who installs, repairs, improves, or maintains equipment used in commercial, or industrial establishments". (The Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act: Regulation 76/78R.) To become a qualified journeyperson Industrial Mechanic, you must pass the challenge exam under the Trades Qualifications Act through the Apprenticeship Branch with a mark of 70% or better and you must have a minimum of 6 years or 9600 hours of approved experience within the last 10 years. The purpose of this course is to prepare those individuals with the theory to write this exam.

TRAD-1026Machinist Theory - IP Prep
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In order to write the Certification of Qualification exam for the Apprenticeship Branch, you must have 6 years (10,800 hours) of verified experience in the trade. This course is designed to prepare the student for the Interprovincial exam. Registrants should already have received permission to write the exam through the Trades Qualification at the Apprenticeship Branch. For more information on the Trades Qualification application process, please call 204.945.3337.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.

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Course Dates and Fees

2022 Fall Term - Continuing Education
PIPE-1009 Cross Connect Re-Certificationmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 29, 22 - Oct 30, 22Sa Su8:00AM - 4:00PMTBA230379$585
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Oct 29, 22 - Oct 30, 22
Class days
Sa Su
8:00AM - 4:00PM
PIPE-1007 Cross-Connection & Backflowmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 12, 22 - Oct 17, 22M W6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA230381$1,165
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Sep 12, 22 - Oct 17, 22
Class days
6:00PM - 10:00PM

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 a 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.
• Please refer to  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

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

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic 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 Polytechnic.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489

College Support Services

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

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Red River College Polytechnic endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. Please be advised that classes may be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.