|Faculty:||Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
|Field of Study:||Fire Science/Fire-fighting
|Description:||The Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program at Algonquin College consists of three levels for a total of 38 weeks, and focuses on the knowledge and competencies required of a professional firefighter. To this end, this program conforms to the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications, as well as the Operational level standards of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.
During the first level students are introduced to a range of fire service subject matter, including operational, prevention, and medical, theory and techniques. Students also complete courses in Psychology and Professional Communications. The second level includes learning about hazardous materials, enhanced emergency medical response training, and further fire-ground operational knowledge and skills. The third level involves students participating in a number of experiential learning activities. These activities include auto extrication training, fire simulation, and a live-fire training experience which serves as a culminating opportunity to apply the theory and skills that have been learned from the onset of the program.
|Cost per year:*||
Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $15,681.86. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $25,231.86.