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Fire Protection Engineering Technician

Available: Fall, Winter

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.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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

  • 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)

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,390


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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

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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Margita Petersons 416.491.5050 ext. 22802 Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

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

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network