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Ontario College Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne

Prepare for entry into a fire service career. Cambrian's partnerships with fire departments and the community offer you intensive practical experience and testing in both simulated and controlled live fire training scenarios.

The curriculum is based on the requirements for the NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 standards as identified by the National Fire Protection Association. Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program are eligible to write the OFM Provincial Firefighter test, and upon successful completion of this test can apply for standing under NFPA 1001 as Firefighter Level I and II from the Proboard.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 3 semesters
  • On-campus training in the firefighter lab and off-campus practical evolutions at firefighter training centres around Sudbury
  • Full access to the College's Athletics Centre and weight room
  • Simulated and controlled live fire training with the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services and other partnering Fire Services

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How to Apply

Health Sciences, Nursing, and Emergency Services

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)

Additional Requirements

  • Current certificate in CPR (Level C) and First Aid
  • Students must attend a mandatory information session at Cambrian College during the first week of classes at which time, the content of the Program will be outlined and employment opportunities will be discussed. Students must also participate in a fitness assessment, during the first week of classes, to demonstrate required fitness level in order to find employment in the fire service.  The assessment will be at a reasonable additional cost to the student. Students do not have to pass the assessment in order to get into the Program, but do need to pass the assessment in order to graduate.
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Program Delivery

2019-2020

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FIT 1005 Firefighter Fitness 6
PSF 1003 Fire Theory I 3
PSF 1004 Fire Prevention 3
PSF 1005 Firefighter Skills I 8
PSF 1006 Firefighter Medical I 3
PSF 1007 Hazardous Materials I 3
PSY 1104 Interpersonal Comm. & Trauma Response 3
 Credits29
Semester 2
PSF 1008 Fire Theory II 3
PSF 1009 Hazardous Materials II 4
PSF 1011 Firefighter Medical II 3
PSF 1012 Firefighter Skills II 8
PSY 1203 Crisis Intervention 3
 Credits21
Semester 3
PSF 1013 Firefighter Skills III 7
PSF 1014 Technical Rescue 3
 Credits10
 Total Credits60

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,700. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find entry-level opportunities to launch their career with a fire service.

The curriculum is based on the requirements for the NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 standards as identified by the National Fire Protection Association. Graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program are eligible to write the OFM Provincial Firefighter test, and upon successful completion of this test can apply for standing under NFPA 1001 as Firefighter Level I and II from the Proboard.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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