4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

Seneca’s Fire Protection Engineering Technician two-year diploma program is a North American standard in providing comprehensive fire prevention education. You can expect to work with advanced equipment under the guidance of professors and industry experts in fire science labs.

Once you complete the program you can move forward to the Firefighter, Pre-Service Education and Training program for a career in firefighting.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • General knowledge in major areas of fire protection
  • Troubleshooting fire alarms and sprinklers
  • Governing codes and standards

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Fire alarm technician
  • Fire alarm designer
  • Fire alarm sales representative 
  • Fire safety plan designer
  • Fire protection engineering technician
  • Firefighter
  • Fire and life safety public educator
  • Alternative fire suppression technician
  • Fire extinguisher technician


  • 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

This program is recognized by the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA). Graduates who meet academic certification requirements can receive three-months of work experience.