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Fire Services

Credential: Diploma Program Code: FS211 Length: 4 semesters

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

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

For further information, see Admission Requirements.

Mature Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

Degrees

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

Degrees

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

University Transfer Applicants

Diplomas and Certificates

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

Degrees

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Post-Admission Requirements:

Prior to the commencement of the second year of study, students must complete a vulnerable sector check. 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. During the first year of the program, faculty/staff will support students 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.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2018-2019 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,922.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Dan Rowland, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 4129
danrowland@humber.ca
communityservices.humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Fire Services Ontario College Diploma program teaches you the theory, practices and principles of emergency services, fire science, fire prevention, physical and mental health and safety while working collaboratively with social and community services. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by professional fire and emergency services. Develop personal resilience strategies to manage the rigours of a career in emergency services.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Design, interpret, problem-solve and modify technical projects related to fire protection.
  • Analyze the impact of legislation, fire standards, regulations, ethics, and guidelines on the operation of fire services
  • Use building construction documentation to evaluate safety hazards when responding to an emergency.
  • Advocate for fire services, fire health, safety and prevention to enhance public safety and awareness.
  • Apply relevant occupational health and safety regulations, legislation, policies and procedures, ethical principles and professional conduct in various workplaces.
  • Apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills to enhance the quality of service in fire services.
  • Analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of historical practices and current trends on the operations in fire science.
  • Ensure maintenance of one’s physical and mental health and abide by the occupational standards of the firefighting profession.
  • Employ strategies, programs and interventions to provide help to an individual experiencing an acute mental health crisis as well as to address chronic stress related behaviours found in self and others.
  • Apply knowledge of human rights and freedoms legislation in all verbal and written interactions.
  • Work cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to manage the rigors of a career in Emergency Services.


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Your Career

Our program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue employment in a broad range of fire and emergency services including fire suppression, fire service training, fire code inspection, fire cause investigation, and emergency measures with municipal fire services, military and provincial ministries within the public sector. Graduates may also find employment within the private sector in security, fire inspection and insurance adjustment.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.