Algonquin College

Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Description:This 38-week Ontario College Certificate program delivered over three levels focuses on the knowledge and competencies required of a professional firefighter. 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 operations, prevention and medical theory and techniques. Students also complete courses in Psychology and Professional Communications. The second level includes hazardous materials, enhanced emergency medical response training, fire simulation and fireground operational knowledge and skills. The third level involves students participating in a number of experiential learning activities. These activities include auto extrication training, 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.
URL:Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:38 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,536
International: $10,113

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

English Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change). Recognition of postsecondary credentials is given during the selection process for this program. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 June 26, 2018

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