Diamond Drilling






Mines et travaux de chantier

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

600 Hours


Program approved in 2001.

To develop in the students the competencies required to integrate smoothly into the school and work environments, to safely perform the work, to prepare drilling operations, and to perform drilling operations.

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

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

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
760531Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process15
760543Apply basic principles of health and safety on drill sites 45
760551Scale the back and walls of an excavation15
760564Relocate to a new drill site 60
760572Prepare the anchor holes for a diamond drill in an excavation30
760583Install various types of diamond drills 45
760593Ensure a constant water supply45
760606Perform overburden drilling operations90
760618Perform surface rock drilling operations120
760628Perform underground rock drilling operations120
760631Compare geotechnical drilling to diamond drilling15