The Fire Science Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma is a recruit-style interdisciplinary program designed with aspects of theory and hands-on applications to provide the graduating technologist with the necessary job skills to perform entry-level duties in a variety of fire protection fields. The program is designed to accept graduates of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program as direct entrants into the second year (Term 4). Students train at Lambton's Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence which boasts a working fire hall, current apparatus and equipment, live fire burn tower, search & rescue facilities, industrial and hazardous materials props to develop and maintain skills in Fire Suppression, Fire Protection and Hazardous Materials Response.
Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills, as well as practical experience that will enable them to start or further their specific career in the fire protection field. Skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and the individual's long-term opportunities for advancement.
The new Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence is located nine kilometres from the main campus; students are responsible for arranging transportation to the centre and are encouraged to car pool.
Successful graduation from a Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program
The progression requirements are currently undefined. Please revisit the program page for updates.
Typical positions that may be available to the graduating technologist may include: municipal fire departments in the fields of fire suppression and fire prevention; industrial manufacturing in the areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency equipment sales, fire protection system maintenance and insurance company loss prevention specialists.