Program Objectives

Acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for installing reinforcement in slabs, beams, footings, walls, stairs, columns and post-tensioning elements. Students will learn to erect weldable steel reinforcement structures; fabricate reinforcement parts; read blueprints; apply calculation concepts, occupational health and safety regulations and handling techniques.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
755-001 Construction Organizations 15 1
755-002 Health and Safety on Construction Sites 30 2
757-311 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 15 1
757-323 Make ligatures 45 3
757-332 Apply measurement and calculation concepts related to laying concrete reinforcement 30 2
757-344 Use handling techniques 60 4
757-353 Fabricate reinforcement parts on site 45 3
757-364 Install reinforcement in footings and stairs 60 4
757-372 Apply scientific and environmental concepts to installing concrete reinforcement 30 2
757-385 Use installation drawings to erect a reinforcement structure 75 5
757-393 Install reinforcement in columns 45 3
757-403 Install reinforcement in walls 45 3
757-413 Install reinforcement in beams 45 3
757-424 Install reinforcement in slabs 60 4
757-433 Install post-tensioning elements 45 3
757-444 Erect a reinforcement structure of weldable steel 60 4
757-462 Erect a complex structure of reinforcing steel 30 2
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Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

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
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
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
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
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.

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
ENG-2102-4 ou (ENG-2061-3)632-206 ou (632-212)----

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS de la Pointe-de-l'Île
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Centre de Formation des Métiers de l'Acier D Dec. 9th, 2020
M378A D Jan. 9th, 2023
M379A E Jan. 30th, 2023
M380A D Aug. 21st, 2023
M381A E Sept. 12th, 2023

Installation of Concrete Reinforcement

Reinforcing ironworkers install steel bars and metal mesh to reinforce concrete used for building walls, pillars, flagstones and stairs. They assemble prefabricated components, attach reinforcing bars and mesh, bend and weld reinforcing steel. This is a construction trade that requires good physical stamina, as it requires working in various positions. This trade is suitable for people who are self-reliant, meticulous and responsible.

Job Titles

Reinforcing ironworker
Reinforcing rodworker

IMT en ligne - Emploi Québec

Targeted Professions

Ironworkers (7236)

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