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Program objectives

The aim of the Trucking program is to help students develop attitudes and behaviours that are deemed essential to the practice of the trade such as defensive and fuel-efficient driving, together with courtesy behind the wheel, a sense of responsibility and professionalism, the ability to manage their time, resourcefulness for handling unexpected events and emergencies and for rapid problem solving and to be concerned about projecting a positive image of the company by means of a neat personal appearance and a clean vehicle.



Admission conditions

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.

Conform to the requirements as outlined by la Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) to obtain a class 1 license.

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec’s IMT En ligne)

Transport truck drivers (7511)

Functional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in the language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to the attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
Adults Youth Adults Youth Adults Youth
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Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
860-301 To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
860-313 To identify the possible systems that characterize semitrailers 45 3
860-323 To resolve problems stemming from the application of regulations 45 3
860-333 To ensure that the truck is in good condition 45 3
860-346 To perform basic driving techniques 90 6
860-353 To plan a trip 45 3
860-363 To handle the loading and unloading of a truck 45 3
860-374 To drive a truck on rural roads and highways 60 4
860-389 To make a trip with a delivery 135 9
860-396 To integrate into the workplace 90 6
615 41

Duration: 6 months