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Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Micro-credentials

RRC Polytech’s advanced manufacturing and mechatronics courses deliver rapid skills — for progressing a career or starting a new one — in manufacturing and information technology. Micro-credentials are awarded upon successful completion of the courses.

Micro-credentials Explained

Micro-credentials are shareable endorsements of knowledge, skills or competencies that are awarded as digital badges.

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RRC Polytech Micro-credential Courses

The following micro-credential courses are created and delivered by RRC Polytech.

Learn more about each course by clicking on a section heading.

Advanced Manufacturing Courses

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RRC Polytech’s ACE Project Space has developed a series of advanced manufacturing micro-credential courses that provide future-ready information technology skills in a short amount of time.

These skills are in demand and can be immediately applied on the job, in a range of industries and sectors including finance, public (government), education, manufacturing and more.

Be at the forefront of innovation in manufacturing with training from Manitoba’s only polytechnic.

Who Should Enrol?

The courses are ideal for:

  • Individuals with an interest in computers and technology
  • Organizations with a need for an in-house information technology skills in order to improve processes, save money and gain a competitive advantage

Career Opportunities

Potential jobs in the field vary by course. The most common relate to information technology, computer technology, manufacturing and engineering.

Admission Requirements

Courses may have admission requirements that must be met in order to register. Visit a course’s registration page to learn more.


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Note: More advanced manufacturing micro-credential courses will be available soon. Be notified of upcoming courses.

Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program

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RRC Polytech has partnered with global technology powerhouse, Siemens to offer the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), and is the first post-secondary in Manitoba to offer Siemens Level 1 and Level 2 Mechatronics Systems Certification.

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Immerse yourself in cutting-edge technologies and techniques shaping the future of production and innovation. The program offers hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities, equipping you with the skills to excel in robotics, automation, 3D printing, CNC machining and more. Delve into real-world projects that foster critical problem-solving abilities and prepare for in-demand careers in a rapidly evolving manufacturing landscape. Explore the endless possibilities of modern manufacturing and become a sought-after professional in this dynamic field through this comprehensive program, taught by expert instructors and technologists with industry experience.

Who Should Enrol?

Providing rapid skills to meet career and organizational goals, the program is ideal for:

  • Individuals with an interest in electrical and computer systems and how they work together with mechanical systems
  • Organizations with a need for a digital transformation (Industry 4.0) and saving money by training staff in-house

Career Opportunities

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Potential jobs in the field include:

  • Certified mechatronics systems assistant
  • (Mechatronics) machine operator
  • (Mechatronics) system operator

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted, the following requirements must be met:

  • High school diploma or a minimum of three years of industry work experience
  • Basic knowledge of algebra

Program Levels

The program consists of three levels:

Level 1: Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant

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A Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant will function as a well-rounded machine operator in a complex system, with responsibility for efficient operation of the equipment with minimal downtimes.

Typical work environments include plant assembly sites, workshops or in connections with service operations which utilize complex mechatronic systems.

Level 1 Topics

Educational content will cover the following topics:

  • Electrical components
  • Mechanical components and electrical drives
  • (Electro) pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits
  • Digital fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
Level 1 Benefits

Upon successful completion of all four Level 1 micro-credential courses — with the first two being offered in February 2024 — you will unlock the following benefits:

  • Awarded the Level 1 Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant micro-credential
  • Eligible to write the SMSCP certification exam, which awards a Level 1 certification from Siemens upon successful completion; note that there is a separate fee to take the exam

Level 2: Certified Mechatronics Systems Associate

Level 2 will be available in 2024-2025.

Level 3: Certified Mechatronics Systems Professional

Level 3 will be available at a later date, to be determined.


Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers
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Electrical Components
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Note: More SMSCP micro-credential courses will be available soon. Be notified of upcoming courses.

Employee Registration

Organizations can sponsor employees to attend a course.

Course Availability

If your desired micro-credential course is not currently being offered, sign up to receive notifications.

Additional Information

If you have a question about RRC Polytech’s micro-credential courses, contact us.

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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