Preparing and Finishing Concrete






Bâtiment et travaux publics

Nombre d'unités


Durée de la formation

900 Heures


Program approved in 2013.

The Preparing and Finishing Concrete program aims to train students to set up, finish and protect cement surfaces. Concrete workers work with a variety of types of surfaces and vertical and horizontal structures, such as, floors, walls, sidewalks, pavements, curbs, stairways, dams, bridges and concrete tunnels. Furthermore, concrete workers apply texture, chisel, grind, and cure finished concrete and repair and restore damamged concrete. Cement workors apply different finishes to concrete surfaces such as architectural, motifs, stamps, swept or smooth finishes, as well as applying color to concrete. Cement workers install waterproof membranes to cement surfaces as well as other waterproofing products.

Cement workers are found in the four construction sectors - residential, institutional and commercial, industrial and civil engineering and transport.

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.

CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laurentides)
Centre de formation professionnelle

Centre de formation Construc-Plus Vocational Centre

GroupeÉtatJ/SDate de début
J 01 Jui 2018
J 27 Aoû 2018
J 14 Jan 2019
J 26 Aoû 2019
J 13 Jan 2020
CS de Montréal (CSDM)
Centre de formation professionnelle

École des métiers de la construction de Montréal

GroupeÉtatJ/SDate de début
J 02 Jui 2018

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou codeNom du cours / CompétenceHeures
754991Become familiar with the organizations involved in the construction industry15
754992To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites30
941412Use elevation equipment30
942011Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process15
942024Associate products, materials and equipment with concrete preparation and finishing60
942035Plan concrete preparation and finishing work75
942045Prepare and lay concrete sidewalks, pavements and curbs75
942056Apply parging and acrylic coatings90
942068Prepare and lay concrete floors120
942074Finish concrete floors60
942084Install waterproof membranes60
942095Build concrete stairways75
942104Repair concrete on different surfaces60
942118Produce decorative concrete works120
942121Prepare to enter the work force15