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Tiling

Code 5800
DiplomaDVS
SectorBuildings and Public Works (07)
Number of credits46
Length of training690 hours
StatusProgram approved in 2005.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
5300 - Carrelage

Program objectives

The Tiling program aims to provide the necessary skills in order to trim, fit, install and repair surfaces such as marble, granite, manufactured granite, slate, enameled or glass and ceramic tiles as well as other similar or substitute materials. Furthermore, the student will acquire the competencies necessary to prepare the working space and surface, as well as installing, finishing and repairing slate floors. The student will also become versatile in the tiling field and will integrate harmoniously 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 at least 15 years of age as at September 30 of the current school year, are registered in a concurrent admission pilot project or in the Trades and Occupations With a Promising Future training path, are vocationally mature and have obtained Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. They are pursuing their vocational training and general education (youth sector or adult sector) under concurrent admission with an integrated schedule in the Trades and Occupations with a Promising Future training path in order to earn the missing Secondary III credits required for their Diploma of Vocational Studies and their Secondary School Diploma. Authorization from the Ministère de l’Éducation is required to admit a Secondary III student registered in concurrent admission to this program.

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

Tilesetters (7283)

Job titles

tilesetter

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
3101-1 3102-2 (3070-3)632-306 -  - --

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
754-992 To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
778-602 To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
778-612 To take measurements and make calculations 30 2
778-622 To choose installation materials and products 30 2
778-638 To prepare setting surfaces 120 8
778-643 To interpret plans and specifications 45 3
778-657 To set and repair tiles using the thin-set method 105 7
778-663 To set and repair tiles using the thick-set method 45 3
778-678 To set and repair slabs 120 8
778-688 To set and repair terrazzo 120 8
778-691 To use job search techniques 15 1
690 46