Work Smarter, Not Harder


Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario is home to the Resources Drilling & Blasting Technician program. This is the only formal college for drilling education in Canada, and the premier driller training course in the world!  This is a world class institution, teaching todays generation to be stewards of the environment.

The 2 year commitment covers topics such as:

  • Construction Drilling and Blasting
  • Geotechnical Drilling
  • Environmental Drilling
  • Water Well Drilling
  • Resources Drilling, including minerals and oil and gas exploration
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Hydraulics
  • Rig Maintenance & Repair
  • Soil Studies
  • Rock Studies
  • Pump Systems
  • Well Construction
  • Field Operations
  • Communications/Math/Environmental

Determination Drilling owner Dan Carrocci is a graduate of the RD&B program as well as the Geological Technician program at SSFC.  All of our drilling technicians have spent their time at SSFC whether it be for the RD&B program or taking the Well Constructed course for MOE Well Technician licensing.  DDSI continually accepts co-op students from this school as part of their curriculum requirements with the hopes of offering full time employment upon successful completion of their studies.

SSFC is a critical hiring resource for us and ensures that our clients receive educated, knowledgeable, and safety oriented drilling technicians on their job sites.

For more information about SSFC and the RD&B course, please follow this link: