Help others feel safe by becoming a fire alarm technician
One of the most important questions to ask about a home is how safe will people be if a fire breaks out? After completing the Fire Safety Systems certificate program, you can be one of the people who will ensure that others are properly protected in the event of a fire.
As a fire alarm technician student, you’ll be given training in the skills required to perform a variety of technical functions including the assessing and maintenance of fire alarm and sprinkler problems. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the codes, legislations, and standards that protect homeowners in our fire safety course. Additionally, you’ll be provided with hands-on experience and fire safety training to make sure that homeowners have fire detection devices that are properly installed. The Applied Fire Safety Practices course will give you an opportunity to demonstrate the skills you’ve learned in a workplace environment.
People want to feel safe in their homes, and it can be your job to help them feel that way with the Fire Safety Systems course.
The Fire Safety Systems program can prepare you for a career as a fire alarm technician, fire systems specialist or field technical report worker for a school, hospital, contractor and more.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :
Assess the functionality of fire alarm systems
Assess and maintain life safety electronics
Describe the fundamental operations of the basic electrical system
Write technical reports to industry standards
Assess a structure to determine if all relevant fire codes, legislation, and standards are met
Describe basic fire extinguishing methods
Describe the basic components of sprinkler systems
Install, verify and test a variety of fire alarm systems
Troubleshoot issues in a variety of fire alarm and sprinkler systems
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
SYST-1024 Fire Detection & Alarms-Introduction 3.5
SYST-1025 Codes, Legislation & Standards 1 3
SYST-1026 Fire Sprinkler Systems-Introduction 3
ELNC-1111 Life Safety Systems Electronics 1 2
ELEC-1138 Basic Electricity 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ELNC-3038 Life Safety Systems Electronics 2 2
SYST-3003 Codes, Legislation & Standards 2 2
DRAF-1062 Prints & Install. Methods-Fire Alarms 2
SYST-1027 Fire Detection Systems 4.5
COMM-1121 Technical Report Writing 2
SYST-1028 Applied Fire Safety Practices 2
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 7 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program.
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) OR Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Fire Safety Systems program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Fire Safety Systems program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Fire Safety Systems program.
A career in the Fire Safety Industry could include: Fire Alarm Technicians, Fire Systems Specialists, Sales or Field Technical Support Services for fire alarm contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers, hospitals, schools and more.