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Program Explorer

Small Motor Mechanics

Learn how to analyze and repair small engines.

Study outboard motors and the motors used in motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.

Broaden your motor repair knowledge to include lawn and garden equipment.

Students must supply their own two- or four-cycle gas motor and parts. Students must also wear safety equipment on the first day of class, consisting of CSA-approved footwear and safety glasses and the operating manual for the equipment being worked on.

Access to shop tools will be provided.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
    Statement of Achievement
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Program Length
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $2,200 – $2,700
  • How to Enrol
    Quick registration

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.


Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.


Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.


Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.


Registering for a part-time program at RRC Polytech is as easy as adding courses to your shopping cart. Our academic advisors will happily help you find the perfect program.

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with 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.

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Learn what you’ll use and use what you’ve learned.
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Instructors will keep you on the right path thanks to their real-world, professional experience.
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Learn in facilities that mimic real work environments.
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Use the same tools and materials as an industry expert.
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Log in and learn virtually.
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Build excellent teamwork skills.
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Develop key skills such as time management and critical thinking.

Graduate Success

The program has been a rewarding experience for many graduates, who emerge feeling confident, thanks to several RRC Polytech benefits.

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Dedicated instructors provide an exceptional experience in this program, which builds the confidence and skills needed to get the work done.


Having field-connected instructors teaching modern courses means having all the relevant tools to learn.

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Mechanics inspecting an engine


Small class sizes provide the opportunity for practical learning and frequent, meaningful discussion, helping you build crucial collaboration skills with peers and instructors.

“The teaching methods were wonderful, and the College itself is well organized.”

Jean-Pierre Kisama, RRC Polytech Graduate

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Small Motor Mechanics program, you are a results-oriented, technical thinker. You also excel at communication and problem solving.

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


  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Planner
  • Team-oriented


  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Instruction following
  • Multitasking
  • Troubleshooting


  • Machinery
  • Technology
  • Repair
  • Motors
  • Science

All the Information You Need


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Start preparing with peace of mind. View information about courses and sections, including locations, delivery methods and costs. It only takes minutes to register and further your future.

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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.

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Program Outline

Understand and plan your academic journey. Quickly review program courses, specialty streams, delivery methods, practicum opportunities and minimum grades – all on one page.

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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 Registration

Quickly gain the skills you need to stay ahead of evolving industries and reach potential employers. Register today and take advantage of a flexible, part-time education designed to boost your potential and help you achieve your career goals.

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.

Future Student Events

Explore our upcoming information sessions and events to learn more about our programs and to get your questions answered.

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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