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Fire Protection Engineering Technology

Fire Protection Engineering Technology

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:FPT
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Seneca's Fire Protection Engineering Technology (FPT) program is the leading North American program for fire prevention education.

As an FPT 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.

The FPT program has an optional, paid co-op opportunity that allows students to gain valuable work experience in the summer between the second and third years.

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. Major areas of study include the advanced design and installation of fire protection systems (sprinklers and alarms), leading-edge computer software systems, fire dynamics, the governing codes and standards, as well as optional training in fire investigation, insurance and wildland fire suppression. The focus of the FPT program is on preparing graduates for the various career opportunities available in fire protection and to provide them with the skills to be successful in whichever path they select.

Technician 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 Fire Protection Engineering Technician (FPN) program after semester two and still be on track. After semester two, students can still transfer between the programs but may have to take additional courses to meet the requirements of the new program.

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 Technology (FPT) advanced diploma and you will have a wide array of careers to select from. Careers including sprinkler design, insurance, fire alarms, code-consulting, fire prevention officer and a stronger chance of being hired as a firefighter are all possible with the Fire Protection Engineering Technology diploma. Our graduates enter these vital fields with knowledge of fire protection software, in addition to training in sophisticated design and hands-on practice desired by industry. This program has strong job placement due to our strong ties with the leading fire protection employers. The program is recognized by the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) and graduates can meet academic certification requirements and receive three months of work experience (visit cfaa.ca for certification requirements and FAQ).

Co-operative Education Option

The Fire Protection Engineering Technology program offers an optional co-operative education program. This work-term is paid and occurs during the summer after semester four. Co-op leads to jobs. To qualify, you must complete the first three semesters, with passing grades in all subjects, meet appropriate GPA requirements and be an FPT student. Students successful in joining the co-op program have access, through the Co-op Professional Practice subject and the co-op office, to valuable placement services. The program consists of one work-term providing course-related experience, employer contacts and improved opportunities for desired placement after graduation.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 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
CHM293 Combustion Chemistry
ELR290 Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics for Fire Alarms
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations
SPR294 Sprinkler II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems
BDC390 Building Codes
CAD290 Computer Assisted Drafting
HOM390 Hazards of Materials
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
CAD390 CAD Projects
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I
FRC490 Fire Codes
HDS494 Sprinkler Systems Design Calculations
PRV490 Plan Examination II
plus: General Education Course
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BDC593 Building Code II
FDY593 Fire Dynamics II
HDS593 Hydraulic Systems
STK593 Job Estimating and Materials Management
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
FIP593 Fire Pumps
HBF390 Human Behaviour in Fire
SPD693 Sprinkler Design II
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options:
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting
CFE100 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
CFI001 Certified Fire Investigation
COM172 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
ENG384 American Short Story
EXP693 Explosion Prevention
FMO693 Fire Modelling
FPP693 Fire Prevention Office Career Preparation
FSB915 Retrofit
FSF907 Inspections and Legal Procedures
FSF918 Public Education
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4
FST366 Film as Art
FST369 Contemporary Global Issues
HDS693 Sprinkler Design II
INS693 Insurance
PBC593 Performance Based Design
PRM693 Project Management
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards
REV593 Introduction to REVIT
WFS490 Wildland Fire Suppression

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
CHM293 Combustion Chemistry
ELR290 Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics for Fire Alarms
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations
SPR294 Sprinkler II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems
BDC390 Building Codes
CAD290 Computer Assisted Drafting
HOM390 Hazards of Materials
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
CAD390 CAD Projects
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I
FRC490 Fire Codes
HDS494 Sprinkler Systems Design Calculations
PRV490 Plan Examination II
plus: General Education Course
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
BDC593 Building Code II
FDY593 Fire Dynamics II
HDS593 Hydraulic Systems
STK593 Job Estimating and Materials Management
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
FIP593 Fire Pumps
HBF390 Human Behaviour in Fire
SPD693 Sprinkler Design II
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options:
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting
CFE100 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
CFI001 Certified Fire Investigation
COM172 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
ENG384 American Short Story
EXP693 Explosion Prevention
FMO693 Fire Modelling
FPP693 Fire Prevention Office Career Preparation
FSB915 Retrofit
FSF907 Inspections and Legal Procedures
FSF918 Public Education
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4
FST366 Film as Art
FST369 Contemporary Global Issues
HDS693 Sprinkler Design II
INS693 Insurance
PBC593 Performance Based Design
PRM693 Project Management
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards
REV593 Introduction to REVIT
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
ELF190 Electricity
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations
SPR490 Sprinklers II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
BDC390 Building Codes
CAD390 CAD Projects
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems
ETR290 Electronics
HOM390 Hazards of Materials
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I
FRC490 Fire Codes
HDS494 Sprinkler Systems Design Calculations
PRV490 Plan Examination II
SPF493 Sprinkler Fitting
plus: General Education Course
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
FDY593 Fire Dynamics II
FIP593 Fire Pumps
HDS593 Hydraulic Systems
STK593 Job Estimating and Materials Management
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
HBF390 Human Behaviour in Fire
SPD693 Sprinkler Design II
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options:
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting
BDC593 Building Code II
CFE100 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
CFI001 Certified Fire Investigation
COM172 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
ENG384 American Short Story
EXP693 Explosion Prevention
FDS693 Using Fire Dynamics Simulator
FMO693 Fire Modelling
FPP693 Fire Prevention Office Career Preparation
FSB915 Retrofit
FSF907 Inspections and Legal Procedures
FSF918 Public Education
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4
FST366 Film as Art
FST369 Contemporary Global Issues
HDS693 Sprinkler Design II
INS693 Insurance
PBC593 Performance Based Design
PRM693 Project Management
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards
REV593 Introduction to REVIT
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
ELF190 Electricity 2
MTH290 Mathematics - Functions and Relations 4
SPR490 Sprinklers II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BDC390 Building Codes 3
CAD390 CAD Projects 3
CXS490 Chemical Extinguishing Systems 4
ETR290 Electronics 1
FLM390 Fluid Mechanics 4
HOM390 Hazards of Materials 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ALS390 Fire Alarm Systems 5
FDY493 Fire Dynamics I 4
FRC490 Fire Codes 3
HDS490 Hydraulic Sprinkler Design 4
PRV490 Plan Examination II 2
SPF493 Sprinkler Fitting 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FDY593 Fire Dynamics II 4
FIP593 Fire Pumps 3
FMO693 or
Pro Op
Fire Modelling or
Professional Option Course
3
3 or 4
HDS593 Hydraulic Systems 4
STK593 Job Estimating and Materials Management 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HBF390 Human Behaviour in Fire 3
SPD693 Sprinkler Design II 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 3
 
Professional Options: Hrs/Wk
ADT490 Alarm Design and Troubleshooting 1
BDC593 Building Code II 3
CFE100 Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator 3
CFI001 Certified Fire Investigation 3
COM172 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
ENG384 American Short Story 3
EXP693 Explosion Prevention 3
FDS693 Using Fire Dynamics Simulator 3
FPP693 Fire Prevention Office Career Preparation 3
FSB915 Retrofit 3
FSF907 Inspections and Legal Procedures 3
FSF918 Public Education 3
FSF920 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Part 4 3
FST365 Utopian Science Fiction 3
FST366 Film as Art 3
FST368 Contemporary Global Issues 3
HDS693 Sprinkler Design II 3
INS693 Insurance 3
PBC593 Performance Based Design 3
PRM693 Project Management 3
PSH593 Process and Storage Hazards 3
REV593 Introduction to REVIT 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: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@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
Co-op Coordinator: Myriam Rodriguez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Myriam.Rodriguez@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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