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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 on the College’s climbing wall and fire trucks, in the firefighter shop, and in the athletics centre
  • Simulated and controlled live fire training with the Greater Sudbury 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. The session includes mandatory participation in firefighting and fitness exercises, which will be at a reasonable additional cost to the student.

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Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Spring 2015

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
FIT 1002Fitness I 2
PSF 1003Fire Theory I 3
PSF 1004Fire Prevention 3
PSF 1005Firefighter Skills I 8
PSF 1006Firefighter Medical I 3
PSF 1007Hazardous Materials I 3
PSY 1104Interpersonal Comm. Trauma Response 3
 Term Credits: 25
Semester 2
FIT 1004Fitness II 2
PSF 1008Fire Theory II 3
PSF 1009Hazardous Materials II 4
PSF 1011Firefighter Medical II 3
PSF 1012Firefighter Skills II 8
PSY 1203Crisis Intervention 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 3
PSF 1013Firefighter Skills III 7
PSF 1014Technical Rescue 3
 Term Credits: 10
 Total Credits: 58

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $9,623.50 for three semesters of study. Next year's tuition will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $16,770.75 for 3 semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2014-2015 is approximately $1,700. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

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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