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Fire Protection Engineering Technician

Fire Protection Engineering Technician

Program Code:FPN
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Seneca’s Fire Protection Engineering Technician (FPN) program is a North American benchmark in providing a comprehensive fire prevention education.

As an FPN student, you’ll work with state-of-the-art equipment under the guidance of fire protection professors and industry practitioners in the fire sciences labs.

Note: Students who begin semester one in the Winter term are expected to complete semester two during the summer semester.

Areas of Study

This program prepares you for abundant opportunities in local and international fields. Your studies will provide general knowledge in the major areas of fire protection including alarms, sprinklers and the governing codes and standards. The focus of the FPN program is on fire alarm systems and graduates will be comfortable working with, and troubleshooting these, systems.

Technology Program

The Fire Protection Engineering Technician (FPN) program has a common first semester to the Fire Protection Engineering Technology (FPT)) program. Students may switch to the FPT program after semester one and still be on track. After semester one, students can still transfer between the programs but may have to take additional courses.

Firefighter Training

Graduates of the FPN program can move directly into the Pre–Service Firefighter (FFP) program if they would like to continue towards firefighting.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Earn your Fire Protection Engineering Technician (FPN) diploma and work in the continuously growing field of fire alarm inspection and design. You'll learn the latest techniques and knowledge to be successful in the fire alarm industry. The program is recognized by the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) and graduates can meet academic certification requirements and also receive three months work experience (visit cfaa.ca for certification requirements and FAQ). This program has strong ties with the leading employers in the fire alarm industry.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA)
  • Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)
  • Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA)
  • Industrial Fire Prevention Association
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Ontario Industrial Fire Protection Association (OIFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ALG190 or
ALG191
Mathematics I - Algebra or
Mathematics I Algebra
EAC150 College English
FPF190 Fire Protection Fundamentals
PRV190 Plan Review and Building Construction
SPR190 Sprinklers
 
Semester 2
CAD290 Computer Assisted Drafting
CHM290 Combustion Chemistry
ELF290 Electricity
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems
BDC390 Building Codes
ETR390 Electronics
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems
FRC490 Fire Codes
HOM390 Hazards of Materials
PRV490 Plan Examination II
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options:
CAD390 CAD Projects
CFR001 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I
FLM390 Fluid Mechanics
FSF918 Public Education
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4
FSF390 Fire Systems Practicum
HDS490 Hydraulic Sprinkler Design
INS693 Insurance
PRM490 Project Management for Fire Protection Technicians
PRM693 Project Management
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards
SPF493 Sprinkler Fitting
SPR490 Sprinklers II
WFS490 Wildland Fire Suppression

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ALG190 or
ALG191
Mathematics I - Algebra or
Mathematics I Algebra
CHY190 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
FPF190 Fire Protection Fundamentals
PRV290 Plan Examination
SPR190 Sprinklers
 
Semester 2
BCF290 Building Construction and Fire Protection
CAD290 Computer Assisted Drafting
CHM290 Combustion Chemistry
ELF290 Electricity
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems
BDC390 Building Codes
ETR390 Electronics
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems
FRC490 Fire Codes
HOM390 Hazards of Materials
PRV490 Plan Examination II
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Professional Options:
CAD390 CAD Projects
CFR001 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I
FLM390 Fluid Mechanics
FSF918 Public Education
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4
FSF390 Fire Systems Practicum
HDS490 Hydraulic Sprinkler Design
INS693 Insurance
PRM490 Project Management for Fire Protection Technicians
PRM693 Project Management
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards
SPF493 Sprinkler Fitting
SPR490 Sprinklers II
WFS490 Wildland Fire Suppression

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ALG190 or
ALG191
Mathematics I - Algebra or
Mathematics I Algebra
4
5
CHY190 Chemistry 3
EAC150 College English 3
FPF190 Fire Protection Fundamentals 3
PRV290 Plan Examination 2
SPR190 Sprinklers 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BCF290 Building Construction and Fire Protection 3
CAD290 Computer Assisted Drafting 4
CHM290 Combustion Chemistry 3
ELF290 Electricity 4
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems 5
BDC390 Building Codes 3
ETR390 Electronics 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting 3
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems 4
FRC490 Fire Codes 3
HOM390 Hazards of Materials 3
PRV490 Plan Examination II 2
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Professional Options: Hrs/Wk
CAD390 CAD Projects 3
CFE100 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator 3
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I 4
FLM390 Fluid Mechanics 4
FSF918 Public Education 3
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4 3
FSP390 Fire Systems Practicum 3
HDS490 Hydraulic Sprinkler Design 4
INS693 Insurance 3
PRM490 Project Management for Fire Protection Technicians 3
PRM693 Project Management 2
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards 3
SPF493 Sprinkler Fitting 3
SPR490 Sprinklers II 3
WFS490 Wildland Fire Suppression 3

Contact Us

www.senecacollege.ca/fire
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Sakellariou
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22802
Angela.Sakellariou@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sandra Phoon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Sandra.Phoon@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Susan Taylor
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22119
Susan.Taylor@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Derek Gruchy
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22041
Derek.Gruchy@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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