Fire Science Technology
Program Code: FIRE (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year (10 Months) Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Mobile Learning Program
Term 1 LFR-4016 Fire Recruit IV FLE-2013 Fire and Life Safety Educator CJS-6013 Fire Chemistry/Flow Path Management PED-3123 Fire Science Fitness III MTH-1404 Fire Science Math COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing OER-2016 Haz Mat Technician GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 FAO-6013 Fire Apparatus Operations CJP-3023 Emergency Preparedness LFR-5016 Fire Recruit V LFR-6016 Fire Recruit VI FJS-2002 Fire Science Job Strategies PED-4123 Fire Science Fitness IV PHY-2404 Applied Physics COM-2023 Communications for Fire Science GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 3 LFR-7013 Fire Recruit VII Emergency Medical Responder/NFPA 1035 Public Educator I Testing Testing FAO-7013 Fire Apparatus Operations DZ Testing OER-7013 Haz Mat Technician Testing 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 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 fuelled 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, centred around the classroom building and a replicated Fire Hall. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to the Fire School campus and are encouraged to car pool.

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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 Pro-Board or equivalent
NFPA 1072 Operations Pro-Board or equivalent
Current York Physical Fitness or CPAT test or equivalent

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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
Breakdown of fees for

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Fire Sciences
519-542-7751 ext 3809

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