Fire Science Technology
Program Code: FIRE (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year (10 Months) Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma (for graduates)
Term 1 FSC-4006 Structural Firefighting Operations FSC-4016 Aerial and High-Rise Operations FSC-4023 Fire Dynamics and Behaviour FSC-4033 Fire and Life Safety Educator PED-3123 Fire Science Fitness III MTH-4004 Fire Science Math COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 FSC-5006 Special Emergency Operations FSC-5026 Fire / Rescue Operations FSC-5023 Fire Apparatus Operations FSC-5032 Fire Science Job Strategies CJP-3023 Emergency Preparedness PED-4123 Fire Science Fitness IV PHY-2404 Applied Physics COM-2023 Communications for Fire Science GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 3 FSC-6003 Provincial Testing and Skills Evaluation FSC-6013 Fire Apparatus Operations - DZ Evaluation FSC-6023 Aerial and High-Rise Operations Evaluation Term 4 CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (Optional)

The Fire Science Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a 10-month program designed with theory and hands-on applications to provide the graduating technologist with the necessary job skills to perform advanced-level duties in a variety of fire suppression and specialty technical rescue fields.

The program is designed to accept graduates of any Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program in Ontario as well as current fire service personnel (through a Prior Learning Assessment) as direct entrants into the Fire Science Technology program.

Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills, with over 300 hours of practical experience that will enable them to start or further their careers in the fire suppression and emergency rescue field. Internationally recognized and respected National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and the individual's long-term opportunities for advancement. No other college in Ontario offers this unique opportunity to further develop the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training skills and position the graduate as a serious municipal firefighter candidate.

The Fire School Campus - located 14 kilometres from the main campus - is the largest live fueled training centre in Canada and includes a hot tower, a search and rescue tower, a fleet of emergency response vehicles, modern gear and equipment, and an expansive industrial training ground, centered around the classroom building and a replicated Fire Hall. 

Admission Requirements

Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training (PFET) Certificate
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Prior Learning Assessment:
NFPA 1001 Level I and Level II Pro-Board or equivalent
NFPA 1072 Awareness ProBoard or equivalent
NFPA 1072 Operations ProBoard or equivalent
Current York Physical Fitness or CPAT test or equivalent

- and -
O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U
Employment Opportunities

Typical positions that our graduates find include: municipal fire departments in the fields of fire suppression and fire prevention; industrial manufacturing in the areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency equipment sales, rescue response, fire protection system maintenance and insurance company loss prevention specialists.

In order to be eligible for consideration for employment in a municipal fire department within the Ontario fire service, you are required to:

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Program Information