The Fire Science Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a 10 month recruit-style interdisciplinary program with an option co-op, designed with aspects of 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 both graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program and current fire service personnel through a Prior Learning Assessment as direct entrants into the Fire Science Technology program. Students train at Lambton College's Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence - the largest live fueled training centre in Canada - which boasts a working fire hall, current apparatus and equipment, live fire burn tower, search and rescue facilities, industrial and hazardous material props and a four-story building featuring: a firefighter survival floor, simulated laboratory floor, high angle rescue and a simulated apartment complex to develop and maintain skills in fire suppression, fire protection and hazardous materials response in accordance with current NFPA standards.
Lambton College's Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence has partnered with the Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management and the Ontario Fire College to enable graduates of the Fire Science Technology program the opportunity to challenge specific IFSAC/ProBoard certification testing in accordance with current OFMEM course offerings and NFPA standards.
Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills as well as practical experience that will enable them to start or further their specific career in the fire suppression and rescue field. Skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and the individual's long-term opportunities for advancement.
The Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence is located nine kilometres from the main campus; students are responsible for arranging transportation to the centre and are encouraged to car pool.
Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.
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Admission RequirementsPre-Service Firefighter Education & Training
O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or UAND
Prior Learning Assessment:
NFPA 1001 & 2 Pro Board equivalent
NFPA 472 Awareness or equivalent
NFPA 472 Operations Pro Board or equivalent
NFPA 1006 Core Rescue or equivalent
Current York Physical Fitness or CPAT test or equivalent
Typical positions that our graduates fine 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.
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