Moulding Machine Set-up and Operation






Fabrication mécanique

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1350 Hours


Program approved in 1997.

To develop in the students the competencies to perform moulding machine set-up and operations tasks and activities correctly at an acceptable level of competence for entry into the job market, to achieve the required verstility to work with injection, extrusion and extrusion blow moulding processes and to maintain equipment and accessories.

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 IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for 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 have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

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

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
870011Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process15
870021Take responsibility for applying occupational health and safety rules15
870034Read and interpret simple blueprints60
870042Apply concepts related to raw materials30
870053Make connections between processing methods, machines and derivative products45
870062Solve problems related to mathematics as it applies to moulding30
870074Measure and control the quality of moulded parts60
870082Apply concepts of electricity to processing methods30
870096Perform basic machining tasks90
870105Perform minor maintenance tasks on moulds and dies75
870115Apply concepts of hydraulics and pneumatics to processing methods75
870122Use computerized equipment to process plastics and polymers 30
870135Install moulds and dies on moulding machines and remove them75
870148Extrude pipes and profiles using wet and ventilated extrusion processes120
870168Process raw materials using conventional injection moulding120
870178Process raw materials using computer-aided injection moulding120
870203Perform minor maintenance operations on machines, peripherals and accessories45
870211Use job search techniques15
870226Enter the work force90
872192Perform laboratory tests30
Plus 180 hours (12 credits) selected from the following competencies
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
870155Extrude profiles using the dry extrusion process
870187Process plastics using extrusion blow moulding
870236Prepare rubber compositions
870246Process rubbers by extrusion
870255Process raw materials using rotational moulding
870267Process raw materials using thermoforming