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Program Code: FS211 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Fire Services diploma program teaches you the theory of fire science, fire prevention, safety, and physical and mental health while working in a collaborative environment. You will gain a well-rounded education in fire services and will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by fire and emergency services. You will also develop personal resilience strategies to manage the rigours of this career.

This program does not educate you to become a firefighter. If you would like information on becoming a firefighter, see our Pre-Service Firefighter program.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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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 in a broad range of fire services including emergency measures with municipal fire services, military, provincial ministries within the public sector and safety equipment sector. Graduates may also find employment within the private sector in security, fire inspection and insurance adjustment.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open

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Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano, and other local MPPs, attended Humber recently.

The visit was to echo their early February Nursing announcement and to discuss the implications with senior administrators at Humber.

The Provincial Government announced its intention to amend the 1991 Nursing Act, thereby permitting interested Colleges to offer baccalaureate Nursing programs. Humber College will be seeking approval to offer stand alone Nursing education, with the BScN nomenclature, commencing in 2021. Visitors toured the facilities and spoke with our students.

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on 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.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    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.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

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

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Vulnerable Sector Check

Prior to the commencement of the second year of study, students may require a vulnerable sector check. The cost is the responsibility of the student. 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. Students will be guided as they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Practical-based Physical Activity

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.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

James Bulger, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 5338
james.bulger@humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,740.64
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

James Bulger, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 5338
james.bulger@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre

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