Program Objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for managing a small warehouse; maintenance of tools, electrical equipments, plumbing and heating systems; ability to work on internal and external building components.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
759-311 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 15 1
759-322 Apply occupational health and safety rules 30 2
759-333 Read building plans and specifications 45 3
759-343 Take measurements and do calculations 45 3
759-358 Carry out work on the exterior buildings 120 8
759-368 Carry our work on the interior of buildings 120 8
759-373 Apply concepts of electricity 45 3
759-384 Maintain tools and equipment 60 4
759-398 Check and replace electrical material and components 120 8
759-405 Repair home appliances 75 5
759-412 Maintain security systems 30 2
759-423 Manage a warehouse 45 3
759-432 Communicate in the workplace 30 2
759-445 Do preventive maintenance of northern plumbing systems 75 5
759-458 Maintain northern plumbing systems 120 8
759-466 Do preventive maintenance on heating systems 90 6
759-477 Maintain forced-air heating systems 105 7
759-488 Maintain liquid heating systems 120 8
759-492 Use job search techniques 30 2
1320 88

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

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

Persons holding an Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies, or a post-secondary 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 have been granted recognition for equivalent learning

Specific conditions:
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 for a Semiskilled Trade (TCST), 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 on September 30 of the current school year, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics are eligible for admission to a pilot project for concurrent admission. 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

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-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

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Northern Building Maintenance

General building maintenance workers, also referred to as janitors, carry out maintenance work on the exterior and interior of buildings and warehouses. They perform minor repairs, maintain northern plumbing systems, heating and ventilation systems. They oversee the cleanliness and security of facilities. As part of their duties, they may be responsible for some seasonal tasks (such as snow removal, etc.). This is a job that requires good manual skills and resourcefulness. A job as a general building maintenance worker is suitable for responsible individuals who enjoy working alone.

Job Titles

Building caretaker
Building maintenance worker

Targeted Professions

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Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (6733)

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