Northern Building Maintenance






Bâtiment et travaux publics

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1320 Hours


Program approved in 1997.

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.

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 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 for equivalent learning
Persons who are 15 years of age on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. 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 to the programs of study listed in Schedule VII (see Section 8.2.1).

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

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
759311Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process15
759322Apply occupational health and safety rules30
759333Read building plans and specifications45
759343Take measurements and do calculations45
759358Carry out work on the exterior buildings120
759368Carry our work on the interior of buildings120
759373Apply concepts of electricity45
759384Maintain tools and equipment60
759398Check and replace electrical material and components120
759405Repair home appliances75
759412Maintain security systems30
759423Manage a warehouse45
759432Communicate in the workplace30
759445Do preventive maintenance of northern plumbing systems75
759458Maintain northern plumbing systems120
759466Do preventive maintenance on heating systems90
759477Maintain forced-air heating systems105
759488Maintain liquid heating systems120
759492Use job search techniques30