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Part-time and Online Education

Introduction to Electric Vehicle Technology

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This micro-credential course is part of a training initiative by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy.

Electric Winnipeg Transit bus made possible by RRC Polytech

The Introduction to Electric Vehicle Technology micro-credential course has been specifically designed to prepare technicians for safely working on, diagnosing and maintaining both hybrid and electric vehicles.

This hands-on course covers the hazards, safe work procedures and specialized equipment used when working with the high voltages associated with hybrid and electric vehicles. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the course covers both DC and AC electrical fundamentals, including electric motor motors, invertors, and battery management systems.

This course provides:

  • A firm understanding of electrical, electronics, DVOM operation, battery and electrical safety and the basic principle of operation behind data communication.
  • The strong electrical foundation required for technicians to safely and confidently maintain hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Both theory and practical instructional methods.

Course Information

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  • PPE, steel toe (CSA approved footwear) and CSA approved safety glasses. Students will be informed on the first day of all required PPE.


  • Ziggy Hammerling, Leonard Wiens.


Students must be a Registered Apprentice or Red Seal Technician in any of the following trades:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson
  • Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • Railway Car Technician
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Truck and Transport Mechanic
  • Transport Trailer Technician


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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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