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General Building Maintenance

Code 5711
DiplomaDVS
SectorBuildings and Public Works (07)
Number of credits60
Length of training900 hours
StatusProgram approved in 1998.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
5211 - Entretien général d'immeubles

Program objectives

To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process, maintain tools and equipment, manage a small warehouse, perform housekeeping tasks, perform minor general building maintenance operations, communicate in the workplace, harmonious integration into the school and work environments.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are 15 years of age or older on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. By means of concurrent admission with an integrated schedule, they will continue their vocational training and their general education in the youth sector to complete the Secondary III prerequisites they need to obtain their vocational training diploma. Authorization by the Ministère is required for the concurrent admission of a student in Secondary III to the programs of study.

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (6733)

Job titles

building caretaker
building maintenance worker

Functional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
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Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
936-201 To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
936-212 To apply occupational health and safety rules 30 2
936-222 To maintain tools and equipment and manage a small warehouse 30 2
936-238 To perform housekeeping tasks 120 8
936-244 To perform minor general building maintenance operations 60 4
936-255 To perform simple carpentry maintenance and repair tasks 75 5
936-266 To troubleshoot simple building mechanics problems 90 6
936-274 To inspect and make minor repairs to electrical equipment 60 4
936-282 To communicate in the workplace 30 2
936-295 To perform plumbing and heating system maintenance operations 75 5
936-304 To perform ventilation and air conditioning system maintenance operations 60 4
936-312 To perform fire protection system maintenance operations 30 2
936-323 To interpret building plans 45 3
936-333 To use a microcomputer 45 3
936-343 To perform building administration tasks and implement an emergency plan 45 3
936-352 To use job search techniques 30 2
936-364 To enter the work force 60 4
900 60