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Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approved in 2011.
The vocational training program Printing prepares students for the trade or occupation of specialized offset press operator or screen press operator.
Specialized offset press operators or screen press operators work on various types of machines including duplicators, multicolour sheet-fed offset presses and screen print presses. Their tasks cover all aspects of the industrial production of printed materials, such as press setup; plate, paper, ink and dampening solution preparation; trimming and finishing work.
Computerized technologies are integrated into the workplace. Specialized offset press operators and screen press operators must configure control systems, analyze data, process information and set printing parameters.
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)
screen printing machine operator – printing
press operator – printing
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency||Hours|
|983011||Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process||15|
|983021||Apply health and safety rules in a printshop||15|
|983033||Adjust and maintain a duplicator and offset press||45|
|983048||Print text documents using a duplicator||120|
|983055||Perform trimming and finishing work||75|
|983064||Prepare inks and plates for offset printing||60|
|983074||Apply quality control procedures for offset printing and screen printing||60|
|983083||Print perforated and numbered jobs using a duplicator||45|
|983096||Use tints and halftones in duplicator printing||90|
|983106||Print jobs in two colours simultaneously using a duplicator||90|
|983116||Print polychromatic jobs using a screen printing press||90|
|983126||Print four-colour jobs using a screen printing press||90|
|983136||Print four-colour jobs using a duplicator||90|
|983145||Print solids using a duplicator||75|
|983152||Apply job-search techniques||30|
|983168||Print polychromatic jobs and jobs involving solids in 14x20 inch format using a computerized offset press and two-colour press||120|
|983178||Print four-colour jobs in 14x20 inch format using a computerized offset press and two-colour press||120|
|983188||Integrate into the workplace||120|