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Electrical

Power your professional success and turn your technical talent into electrical expertise.

Develop the skills you need to start an exciting career in electrical fields across industries.

Through RRC Polytech’s Electrical program, you will build fundamental knowledge of electrical code, wiring practices, and trade safety awareness and prepare for employment in construction, public utilities, motor repair and electrical equipment manufacturing and distribution.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll build the versatile communication, collaboration and learning skills you need to adapt to new technology, continue growing your knowledge and take on new career opportunities.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    5 months
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the technical skills and practical knowledge you need to work with electricity and electrical code across various industries, including construction and maintenance.

TERM 1

Build versatile technical and communication skills and learn to read blueprints, follow electrical code and safely wire residential properties.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Construction electrician
  • Electrician apprentice
  • Maintenance electrician
  • Industrial electrician
  • Salesperson, electrical and lighting
  • Electrical technician

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Practice makes perfect. Training boards allow you to simulate different electrical applications, examine your work and quickly incorporate feedback.
Develop essential technical skills like panel testing under the same standards and regulations as industry experts.
Train using the same industry-standard tools and equipment you’ll find on the job, including wiring plugs and light switches.
Lay out wires, secure them to studs and build critical skills from the ground up to graduate as a career-ready professional and lifelong learner.
Collaborate with classmates and instructors in small, focused classes and build the communication skills you need to start and grow your career.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the Electrical program find jobs with utility companies, contractors, manufacturers or distributors of electrical equipment and machinery. As a grad, you may also be eligible for credit transfer opportunities towards Apprenticeship Manitoba.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

As a graduate of the Electrical program, you’ll have the practical experience, technical skills and fundamental electrical knowledge you need to quickly start your career, develop your expertise and pursue new opportunities.

100% – CONSIDER PROGRAM UP TO DATE

As electrical code changes, so do we. RRC Polytech’s career-focused programs are designed in consultation with expert instructors, industry leaders and employers. These professional partnerships help us ensure your skills are up-to-date, practical and ahead of industry needs.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our passionate, industry-experienced instructors are focused on making sure you succeed. Using their years of work experience and expertise, they’ll equip you with the insight, practical knowledge and professional connections you need to excel, from your first class to your day on the job.

“One of the great things about the trades right now is you can get paid to learn, and you’re learning something that other people value and are willing to pay for.”

Daniel Blaikie – Electrician
Canem Systems

“RRC Polytech helped me change my career late in life by offering me electrical pre-employment (training).”

Shane Fedoruk-Pelland – Electrician
Static Electric Ltd.

“RRC Polytech has given me the skills to become a successful Level 1 Apprentice via the […] Electrical program. I use the skills I obtained daily and in my everyday life.”

Ryan McGregor – Electrician
Alliance Door Products

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Electrical student, you have excellent mechanical, math and reading comprehension skills and take pride in your work. You are prepared to work away from home and have the physical strength to move heavy equipment and climb ladders. Your ability to distinguish between colour-coded parts, follow directions precisely and pay close attention to detail is crucial for career success.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Observer
  • Practical
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Instruction following
  • Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Problem solving
  • Troubleshooting

INTERESTS

  • Reading
  • Tools
  • Home renovation
  • Instrumentation
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • DIY
  • Residential construction

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIST OF COURSES

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OTHER INFORMATION

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

FINANCIAL AID

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and bursaries to help tackle your financial needs.

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