Lenght of the program : 690 hours

Certification : DVS

Prerequisite : Secondary III (Grade 9)

The Tiling program aims to provide the necessary skills in order to trim, fit, install and repair surfaces such as:

  • marble,
  • granite,
  • manufactured granite,
  • slate,
  • enameled or glass and ceramic tiles
  • other similar or substitute materials.

Furthermore, the student will acquire the competencies necessary to prepare the working space and surface, as well as installing, finishing and repairing slate floors.

The student will also become versatile in the tiling field and will integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments.

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
  • Be at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which the 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 OR
  • Be 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 or recognition of equivalent learning
Code Statement of the competency Hours
754-992 To prevent risks related to health, safety and physical well-being on construction sites 30
778-602 To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30
778-612 To take measurements and make calculations 30
778-622 To choose installation materials and products 30
778-638 To prepare setting surfaces 120
778-643 To interpret plans and specifications 45
778-657 To set and repair tiles using the thin-set method 105
778-663 To set and repair tiles using the thick-set method 45
778-678 To set and repair slabs 120
778-688 To set and repair terrazzo 120
778-691 To use job search techniques 15
Interests : Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations and working with your hands.

Professional Outlook : apprentice tile setter,
artificial marble setter, ceramic tile installer

Average FULL TIME annual salary : $34,000 (2010)