Vocational Training Program

Preparing and Finishing Cement

Next sessions

Start date coming soon!

Schedule

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:20 pm

Location

ACCESS Royal Oak
3555 rue Rocheleau, Saint-Hubert, Qc, J3Y 4T6

Phone

450-676-3636

Duration

900 Hours / 60 Credits

Why enroll in this program?

Learn an exciting construction trade with specialized teachers in a modern state-of-the-art workshop. Cement workers are found in the four construction sectors – residential, institutional and commercial, industrial and civil engineering and transport. Cement workers are in high demand, and our graduates move on to fill that gap and work in a trade they love with a competitive salary.

With 6 campuses located on the South Shore of Montreal, ACCESS has been a resource for the Riverside School Board community for over 40 years, empowering individuals who are 16 and older in their ongoing quest for academic and professional success.

Program objectives

  • Acquire the knowledge to work with a variety of types of surfaces and vertical and horizontal structures, such as, floors, walls, sidewalks, pavements, curbs, stairways, dams, bridges and concrete tunnels.
  • Learn the skills necessary to apply texture, chisel, grind, and cure finished concrete and repair and restore damaged concrete.
  • Prepare the student to enter the workforce with all the skills needed to work in the four construction sectors - residential, institutional and commercial, industrial and civil engineering and transport.

Special features of the program

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
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 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
OR
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

  • For more information on Functional Prerequisites, please visit the InfoRouteFPT website.
  • For a full list of required registration documents based on your status in Canada, click here.

Content of
program

Module title
Hours
Units
  • Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry
    15
    1
  • To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites
    30
    2
  • Use elevation equipment
    30
    2
  • Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
    15
    1
  • Associate products, materials and equipment with concrete preparation and finishing
    60
    4
  • Plan concrete preparation and finishing work
    75
    5
  • Prepare and lay concrete sidewalks, pavements and curbs
    75
    5
  • Apply parging and acrylic coatings
    90
    6
  • Prepare and lay concrete floors
    120
    8
  • Finish concrete floors
    60
    4
  • Install waterproof membranes
    60
    4
  • Build concrete stairways
    75
    5
  • Repair concrete on different surfaces
    60
    4
  • Produce decorative concrete works
    120
    8
  • Prepare to enter the work force
    15
    1