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Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training


Ontario College Certificate


Program Code: 21701

Campus: North

Length: 2 semesters starting in September

Prepare for the demands and rewards of becoming a firefighter. Upon graduation you will be eligible for certification, after which you can apply to municipal fire departments across the province and the country, as well as the Canadian Forces.

Our program, taught by certified fire service instructors and active firefighters, will prepare you for this important and exhilarating career as a first responder through in-class lessons and simulation exercises in a burn tower. You will also gain knowledge in fire prevention and public education that will help keep communities safe.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 C, M or U Mathematics (MBF3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Program Requirements

  • Throughout the program, students will be required to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). To wear the SCBA properly, students must be able to achieve a proper seal with the face piece. This can only be accomplished if the student is clean shaven. Humber College follows the requirements in CSA Z94.4 Standard on the Selection, Use and Care of Respirators to ensure the health and safety of our students.
  • Prior to the end of the first semester, students must pass a fitness evaluation, completing the FPAT & encapsulated treadmill tests only. These tests will be scheduled for you as part of the program, however the test is at the student's expense, approximately $300. A re-test is also at the student’s expense. Passing the fitness test is a requirement to enter into Semester 2.
  • Minimum 20/30 uncorrected vision in both eyes with no significant colour deficiency is a normal fire department requirement but will not prevent admission into this program. Students not meeting this requirement are required to sign a letter of understanding stating that they are aware of fire department requirements.
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) HCP/BLS. Documentation must be submitted to the program co-ordinator one month prior to the start of Semester one. The Standard First Aid CPR BLS certification course is 16 hours. The certification must be current (not expired at the time of training) and issued by an authorized/WSIB approved provider.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $11,758.82
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $5,103.25 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $6,154.41 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $5,103.25 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $5,604.41 $0.00 $0.00

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition N/A $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement N/A $0.00 $0.00
Total N/A $0.00 $0.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition N/A $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee N/A $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement N/A $0.00 $0.00
Total N/A $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Additional Costs

Approximately $200-$300 for a Fitness Evaluation, depending on the location; and approximately $700 for firefighter-related textbooks/equipment. Psychology and humanities books are extra.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Dan Rowland, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4522
dan.rowland@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 26, 2021