Discover Drilling and Blasting

Our school is the only college program in Canada providing training in both Resources Drilling and Blasting. Numerous sectors rely on these unique skill sets and grads are highly sought-after. In fact, many of our students have employment offers before they graduate. Learning in the program is mostly hands-on and students have access to a wide range of industry equipment right on campus.


Ontario College Diploma   4 Semesters

  • Training in eight different sectors of drilling
  • 80% of class time is hands-on learning
  • Field work in quarries and off-campus locations
  • Strong industry and alumni connections
  • 95% graduate employment rate (2017-18, MCU)
  • 96% graduate satisfaction rate (2017-18, MCU)
  • $50,000-$100,000 Median Salary Range (Ontario Labour Market Information)
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Blasting Techniques

Ontario College Certificate   2 Semesters

  • Training in 3 different explosive cuts
  • Extensive hands-on learning through labs and field classes
  • Pathway to 2nd semester Resources Drilling Technician program for eligible grads
  • 85% student satisfaction with knowledge/skills learned in the program (2017-18, MCU)
  • $68,000+ median income for Drillers and Blasters   Surface Mining, Quarrying, and Construction (Ontario Labour Market Information)
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The Parnham Training Centre is a world-class facility located at our Frost Campus. Fully equipped with a complete range of drilling equipment, it also features special labs for the Resources Drilling Technician and Blasting Techniques programs.

Take a virtual tour here.


Hear directly from students Desmond and Duncan about their experience in the Resources Drilling Technician program here.

Learn more about the Blasting Techniques program from Coordinator Bill Smith here.

Connect with us! If you are interested in one of these programs, we’d love to hear from you:

Brooke Lynch
1-866-353-6464 ext. 3301

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