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Drilling and blasting

TRAINING
DESCRIPTION

This program aims to train people capable of carrying out various drilling works in different environments such as quarries, construction sites and surface mines using explosive products and specialized equipment. 

Duration : 900 Hours

academic
prerequisites


* The validation of your eligibility will be confirmed by our admissions department once your application has been completed.

JOB
PROSPECTS

  • Blaster (except underground mining)

  • Driller – surface mine

  • Driller, construction

  • Visit Emploi-Québec to learn more about these opportunities.

    EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING TRAINING

    Centre de formation professionnelle Val-d'Or
    Val-d'Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
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    DURATION : 8 Months
    CLASSES START : January 16 2023
    COSTS : 32 649,00 $*
    LANGUAGE : French (B(2))
    * Please update your nationality in the general menu
    * Costs are subject to change until the letter of admission is issued
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    Legend Welcoming services

    Integrating into the community

    Practical tour of the city and help with initial purchases
    Contact with local aid organizations

    Reception on arrival

    Reception at airport, bus terminal or train station

    Integrating into the school system

    School tour and twinning with another student
    Monthly follow-up with the student

    Integrating the family

    Referral to employment agencies for your spouse
    Help with child daycare or school registration
    Information on family social activities

    General information and administrative follow-up

    Direct contact with a resource person
    Registration, information and provision of mandatory health insurance card
    Explanation of the Centre’s teaching techniques and operations

    Accommodation

    Reserving temporary accommodation prior to arrival
    Help with finding permanent accommodation

    Note: Services may vary slightly from one training centre to another.

    TRAINING OBJECTIVES

    Similar training

    TRAINING CONTENT

    Competency statement
    HOURS
    Apply health and safety rules on construction sites
    30
    Situate oneself regarding the profession and the training process
    15
    Recognise connections between rock characteristics and drilling and blasting work
    15
    Find information on explosives and blasting accessories
    45
    Establish drill patterns
    60
    Establish firing plans
    45
    Perform manual drilling operations
    30
    Drill holes from a drill pattern
    30
    Perform blasting operations
    45
    Drill trenches
    45
    Carry out jumps with obstacles
    45
    Perform hydraulic drilling operations
    75
    Drilling in inclined terrain
    90
    Drilling in overburden
    75
    Getting started in the field of controlled blasting
    15
    Carry out controlled blasts
    75
    Drill for shearing
    75
    Shear walls with explosives
    30
    Integrate into the workforce
    60

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