- Program Length:
One Year - Ontario College Certificate
This is an approved, Ontario College Certificate, & as such students may qualify for financial assistance including OSAP.
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: T876
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2018-2019 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.
Professional Communications for Firefighters
Introduction to Fire and Fire Service
Fire Service Operations
Truck Company Operations
Rescue Company Operations
Engine Company Operations
Physical Fitness and Personal Health
Red Cross First Responder
Environmental Protection & Rescue Operations
Physical Fitness Preparations II
Engine Company Operations II
Fire Service Operations II
Engine Company Operations II
Rescue Company Operations II
Technical Rescue I
Technical Rescue II
Fire Prevention and Inspection