Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Fire Services

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Faculty:School of Social & Community Services
Field of Study:Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,760
International: $16,394
Careers:Fire ChiefsFirefighters


Humber’s Fire Services diploma program teaches you the theory of fire science, fire prevention, safety, and physical and mental health while working in a collaborative environment. You will gain a well-rounded education in fire services and will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by fire and emergency services. You will also develop personal resilience strategies to manage the rigours of this career.

This program does not educate you to become a firefighter. If you would like information on becoming a firefighter, see our Pre-Service Firefighter program.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •  Grade12 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 equivalent)

- Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) or Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent)

- One Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

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

    Prior to the commencement of the second year of study, students may require a vulnerable sector check. The cost is the responsibility of the student. Certain requirements including the vulnerable sector check are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program and/or securing employment. Students will be guided as they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

    Before participating in this program, students are expected to demonstrate a personal commitment to physical activity and healthy living, and possess the ability to participate in practical-based physical activity courses: resistance training, group exercise classes, cardiovascular training, plyometrics and flexibility training.

    * 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.

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