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Fire and Life Safety Systems Technician

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer
Field of Study:Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Description:The Fire and Life Safety Systems Technician program is designed to prepare you for career opportunities in the fire prevention industry by providing a curriculum that directly aligns with current employer demands – giving you an edge when it is time to enter the workforce. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the design and technical methodologies for various fire and life safety such as fire detection and suppression systems. Furthermore, students will acquire a strong understanding of life safety planning and skill requirements vital for immediate success.

This program is designed for individuals who enjoy challenging projects, which require the knowledge, practical skills and accepted practices used in the fire detection systems and life safety industries. You will also have two options to gain valuable skills in the workforce and will either complete a field placement or a co-operative education (co-op) experience. Completion of this two-year diploma program will prepare you for immediate service in both expanding sectors. Upon graduating, students are also qualified to apply for their Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) designation and C.Tech designation from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT).
URL:Fire and Life Safety Systems Technician at Durham College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,139

Cost per year is based on the 2019-2020 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C, M or U), and Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U). Applicants are also recommended to have Grade 11 biology or Grade 12 chemistry (C or U), and Grade 12 Physics (C or U).

* 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 28, 2020