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Fire Protection Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Tuition fee CA$16,618 per year

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$15,238), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

More information

senecacollege.ca/..grams/fulltime/FPT.html 

Overview

Seneca’s Fire Protection Engineering Technology (FPT) advanced diploma program, is the leading North American program for fire prevention education. Under the guidance of professors and industry experts, you will work with advanced fire protection equipment. Expect hands-on experience in the design and installation of fire protection systems.

Major areas of study include the advanced design and installation of fire protection systems (sprinklers and alarms), leading-edge computer software systems, the governing codes and standards, as well as optional training in fire investigation, insurance and wildland fire suppression.

Once you complete the FPT program, you can move forward to the Firefighter, Pre–Service Education & Training – FFP program for a career in firefighting.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Advanced design and installation of fire protection systems (sprinklers and alarms)
  • Leading-edge computer software systems
  • Fire dynamics
  • Governing codes and standards
  • Optional training in fire investigation, insurance and wildland fire suppression

Affiliations/Associations

  • American Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA)
  • Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)
  • Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA)
  • Industrial Fire Prevention Association
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall
  • Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association
  • Home Fire Sprinkler Collation
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

Professional Certification

The program is recognized by the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA). Graduates who meet academic certification requirements can receive three months of work experience (visit cfaa.ca for certification requirements and FAQ).

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases, the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Fire alarm technician
  • Fire alarm designer
  • Sprinkler fitter
  • Sprinkler designer
  • Project manager
  • Sales representative for alarms or sprinklers
  • Insurance risk manager
  • Fire safety plan designer
  • Fire code consultant
  • Building code consultant
  • Fire inspector
  • Fire and life safety public educator
  • Fire prevention officer
  • Fire investigator
  • Firefighter
  • Fire extinguisher technician
  • Fire protection engineering technologist
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025