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Pathway to Engineering Technology Programs

Take a confident first step to prepare for academic success at RRC Polytech.

Learn to excel across a range of engineering technology industries in an inclusive, supportive environment infused with Indigenous culture.

This pathway program is designed to provide admission to Indigenous Manitobans who have not had the opportunity to participate or succeed in post-secondary education due to social, economic or cultural factors; a lack of formal education; or limitations due to remote geographic location (inaccessibility to post-secondary institutions).

Pathway programs are preparatory and exploratory experiences that help ensure your academic, personal, social and financial readiness and provide the skills and support you need to confidently transition into specific RRC Polytech programs.

Through Pathway to Engineering Technology Programs, you’ll jumpstart your journey into post-secondary education and prepare for a rewarding career in civil, electrical, mechanical or power engineering technology. You’ll gain a network of career-focused supports while building the learning techniques, foundational knowledge and technical skills you need to progress with confidence. 

After completing this pathway program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for limited reserved seats in the following programs:

  • Program Type
  • Credential
    Statement of Achievement
  • Program Delivery
    In-person hybrid
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    9 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $6,200 – $6,900
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will build foundational skills in communication, computer usage, math and science for engineering technology professions. You will also explore your diverse career options through applied-learning projects.


Gain foundational knowledge and build the skills you need to succeed in engineering technology programs.


Prepare to apply for your selected programs while expanding your skills and exploring specialized, program-related career paths.


Develop and present an applied-learning project focused on your program of choice.

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.

Build practical skills while exploring different engineering specializations, including civil engineering technology.
Develop important technical skills, such as surveying, which will help you transition into your engineering technology program of choice.
Meet RRC Polytech instructors from each engineering technology program and start building practical, real-world experience and professional industry connections.
Gain fundamental knowledge from each branch of engineering technology and get ready to transition into your program confidently.
Learn alongside passionate, industry-experienced instructors who are ready to support you from day one.
Learn from your peers – communication and teamwork are fundamental to professional success.
Indigenous grads are honoured at the annual Pow Wow celebration.
Develop essential technical skills and get ready to lead, succeed and grow in your program of choice.
Explore power engineering technology firsthand through immersive learning labs and practical projects.

Graduate Success

Through this program, Indigenous learners explore engineering technology program options in a culturally supported environment. After completing this pathway program, you’ll be ready to apply to related academic programs, earn certificates and diplomas and start your journey toward diverse career opportunities.

Priority admission opportunities

Pathway programs offer access to limited reserved seats and help learners prepare for admission into specialized programs that support their future career goals.

Progress with confidence

Graduates of this program are prepared – academically, personally, socially and financially – to confidently pursue post-secondary education through one of the many rewarding programs associated with this pathway.

Explore career options

Through tours, seminars and applied-learning projects, you’ll collaborate with other Indigenous learners and explore careers in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering technology. With the help of dedicated instructors and support staff, you’ll prepare for a program that sparks your passion and enhances your talents.

“I think this is something that’s actually very achievable for any First Nations student.”

Brandon McKay – Pathway to Engineering Technology Programs

“I would encourage anybody to come down here because if I could plow through the barriers that I did and succeed in the program, anybody can.”

Richard Chisel – Pathway to Engineering Technology Programs

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a learner in Pathway to Engineering Technology Programs, you are inquisitive, collaborative and enjoy solving practical problems. You want to expand your understanding of math and science and improve your communication and writing skills in preparation for engineering technology programs at RRC Polytech.

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


  • Big-picture thinker
  • Challenge-driven
  • Creative
  • Logical thinker
  • Team-oriented


  • Collaboration
  • Mathematics
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking


  • Building
  • Design
  • How systems work
  • Planning
  • Calculating
  • Hands-on
  • Analytical

All the Information You Need



Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.


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Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.


Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.


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Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.


Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.


Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

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.

Funding Your Education

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

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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