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Skill Demands

  • Applicants must be able to lift a bulk mass of 18kg (40 lbs), and have the ability to dismantle and assemble large pieces of equipment.
  • A satisfactory level of both fine and gross motor control is required. 
  • Students will be required to climb vertical ladders and walk on platforms with open gratings. 
  • Students will not be allowed to wear contact lenses or glasses when wearing breathing apparatus.
  • Students must be clean-shaven to ensure a good seal with the face mask.

Although not required for acceptance into the program, students interested in pursuing a career in the municipal fire service should be aware that:

  • Visual requirements of 20/30 in each eye, without the use of corrective lenses, and satisfactory completion of a colour vision assessment may be required. 
  • They should not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted. 
  • They should be able to communicate in English, both written and oral. 
  • Some students with disabilities may require academic accommodation to equalize opportunities to meet the academic demands of a course or program.

Laptop Requirements

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture deliver software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
  • 4 GB of RAM or more
  • 100 GD HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 10)


To ensure students are getting the most out of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device – on or off campus.

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