Bâtiment et travaux publics
Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approved in 2013.
The Commercial and Residential Painting program aims to train painters. Painters apply finishes to protect and decorate surfaces in residential buildings, commercial buildings, institutional and industrial buildings and construction sites. They prepare different surfaces (wood, masonry, plaster, chalky and synthetic surfaces, cement, metal) before applying materials such as paint, high performance coverings, waterproof materials, flame retardant materials, varnish, lacquer, wall coverings and special finishes.
Preparing and finishing work is determined by the nature and quality of the surface, as well as the finish desired.
Painters work in construction companies, as entrepreneurs, building maintenance, or are independant contractors. They work on large scale projects (such as large apartment buildings), inside and outside homes, wall coverings, industrial settings, bridges, airports, buildings, boat projects, mining sites and other commercial or industrial projects. Some painters practice their trade for several years on the same site, while others may work for contractors that rarely work more than once with the same client.
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 of 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 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 in a Semiskilled Trade, 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
Persons who are 15 years of age or older 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.
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency||Hours|
|754991||Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry||15|
|754992||To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites||30|
|941401||Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process||15|
|941412||Use lifting equipment||30|
|941422||Associate products with the preparation and finishing of surfaces||30|
|941434||Prepare and repair plaster surfaces||60|
|941446||Finish plaster surfaces||90|
|941452||Match and reproduce colours||30|
|941476||Install wall coverings||90|
|941496||Prepare and finish chalky and synthetic surfaces||90|
|941506||Prepare and finish wood surfaces||90|
|941516||Prepare and finish metal surfaces||90|
|941526||Create decorative effects and special finishes||90|
|941531||Prepare to enter the work force||15|