Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
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  • Program Length:
  • One Year - Ontario College Certificate
    This is an approved, Ontario College Certificate, & as such students may qualify for financial assistance including OSAP.
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level, plus:
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C, or EAE4U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Ontario Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills in scientific principles of Education and Fire Prevention in the Community, Fire Behaviour, Fire Ground Operations, Firefighter Emergency Patient Care, Environmental Protection and Rescue Operations as well as Introduction to the Fire Service. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to undertake provincial testing to meet the requirements of the Office of the Fire Marshal for certification as a firefighter under the NFPA 1001, NFPA 472, and NFPA 1006 Standards, and the ability to attain the NFPA 1002 Driver/Vehicle Operator designation if desired.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recognizes graduates of the Pre Service Firefighter program as candidates for employment into the CAF.
  • St. Clair College works with 8 Municipal Fire Service Partners.
  • Local Live Fire Training Centre.
  • All faculty and support staff are current Firefighters.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Successful graduates may find employment opportunities in a variety of areas such as Professional Firefighting, Fire Inspection, Fire Prevention and Public Education, Private Fire Service, Ministry of Natural Resources or Volunteer Firefighter.

PROGRAM/EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
Students will require the following prior to the Pre-Graduate Experience. Students may choose to complete these requirements prior to the start of the program.
  • Target Responder level C CPR and a Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to meet a bona fide job physical fitness test
  • No conviction for a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Ability to communicate in English, both written and verbal
  • There will be a mandatory orientation session for all students prior to the start of the program


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T876

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2017-2018 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1 (15 Weeks)
PSF103
3

Professional Communications for Firefighters
PSF124
2
Introduction to Fire and Fire Service
PSF117
6
Fire Service Operations
PSF118
4
Truck Company Operations
PSF119
3
Rescue Company Operations
PSF129
3
Engine Company Operations
PSF213
3
Physical Fitness and Personal Health

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 2 (15 Weeks)
PSF116
3
Red Cross First Responder
PSF201
3

Environmental Protection & Rescue Operations
PSF204
3
Physical Fitness Preparations II
PSF229
6
Engine Company Operations II
PSF217
3
Fire Service Operations II
PSF230
4
Engine Company Operations II
PSF219
3
Rescue Company Operations II

Semester 3 (6 Weeks)
PSF303
3
Technical Rescue I
PSF304
3
Technical Rescue II
PSF305
3
Apparatus Operations
PSF306
2
Fire Prevention and Inspection