Drilling and Blasting

Drilling-Blasting

Program Objectives

  • Master usage of equipment
  • Learn and apply safety regulations
  • Understand the workings of a construction site

General Information

  • Code: 5092 (description in French)
  • Diploma: Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
  • Hours: 900

Targeted Trade

  • Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction (NOC 7372)
    The most important Essential Skills for this trade are:
    • Thinking
    • Working with others
INMQ-164

Admission Requirements

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

Category 1

Must hold a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
   Or
Must be at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the current school year and have earned secondary IV credits in the language of instruction, a second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
   Or
Must be at least 18 years of age and have the following functional prerequisites: Have successfully completed the general development test and the specific prerequisites listed in the table below for the desired program, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
   Or
Must have earned secondary III credits in the language of instruction, a second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, and must take the following general education courses concurrently with vocational training to obtain missing credits: secondary IV language of instruction, a second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

And

The blaster trade requires three conditions:

Must be at least 18 years old

Must possess a valid general explosive permit issued by the Sûreté du Québec

Must have work experience as a blaster’s assistant or as a designated blaster for the last 24 months

And
Functional prerequisites
Language of instruction Mathematics
Adult Youth Adult Youth

2102-2
(2033-1)

132-308

4102-1

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