Short Term Programs

Concrete Forming


Career Description

Concrete Formers set, pour and mold concrete into a variety of shapes and sizes dependent on the application. They are responsible for the concrete forms to ensure it is poured and set correctly.

This program is suited to those individuals who enjoy hands-on work and primarily in an outdoor environment and as part of a work crew. Your day-to-day ability to work on a job site will largely be dependent on ideal weather conditions to allow the concrete to set properly, though work may be done in all weather conditions.

Program Description

Looking to start a career where you can literally “shape” your future? The Concrete Forming program gives you hands-on learning to prepare you for employment and the skills needed on job sites. You will become well-versed in the fundamentals of how to install and safely dismantle concrete form work to protect and prolong the life of the forms. The operations of placing concrete includes bulkheads, keyways, control joints, expansion joints and isolation joints. Of course, there will be an emphasis on site safety throughout the program.

Admission Requirements


Academic Requirements

Grade 10 preferred with a Math 10 and Science 10 – applicants with other credentials will be considered.

Non-Academic Requirements

Applicants must have completed Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT) or Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) certification.

Industry Requirements

Work and industry requirements include include applicants having good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity and physical agility. Concrete Formers may also have to work at heights and in confined spaces, in all weather conditions.

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Delivery Method

Students can expect this program to be a mixed combination of classroom and practical shop experience.

Tuition and Fees

Dependent on location.

Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training (sponsors, LFD).


  • CONC 122: Concrete
  • FNDT 100: Foundations
  • SFTY 101: Construction Safety

What to Expect

Students in this course can expect to be at one of our Trade’s Centre’s. We recommend bringing a bagged lunch as eating out can be expensive if done every day. Transportation to the Trades Centre’s depends on location, for some buses may be available; for those who drive parking might be limited; or, if either aren’t an option, catch a ride with a classmate!

This program can be physically demanding, being in good physical condition is recommended. Students can also expect to receive relevant PPE.

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all courses in the program to graduate.

The assessment method is pass/fail

Attendance Policy

Full attendance is necessary to complete all course work.

Career Posibilities

Participants who have completed the program may find entry-level work in the residential or industrial construction industry.

International Students

SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

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