Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

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Program Information

School:Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Faculty:Humber North Campus / School of Social and Community Services
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Description:Humber’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training certificate program will help prepare you for the demands and rewards of becoming a firefighter. At the start of the program, you will learn how fire departments operate and the kind of equipment used on the job. You will then go more in depth studying fire behaviour and combustion chemistry, firefighting techniques, rescue strategies, fire apparatus operations, emergency care for patients, hazardous materials awareness and firefighter fitness training. You’ll also experience the everyday reality of firefighting by practising your skills in a burn tower. Faculty, who are certified fire service instructors and active firefighters, will prepare you for the field by sharing in the classroom their extensive experience and expertise. Once you get close to graduation, we’ll help you embark on a gratifying career by coaching you in resumé writing and interview techniques.

Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program.
URL:Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Length:40 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $12,810
International: $14,964

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics 

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)

Twe Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 76]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 18, 2018

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