Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

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Program description - January 2023

This newly updated program provides strong pre-service preparation for individuals seeking a career with today’s and tomorrow’s fire services. Our curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and professional development for success as a fire services recruit, and the foundation for further career progression opportunities in this important area of public safety. With a focus on professionalism, integrated skills acquisition through simulation-based training and inter-professional collaboration, students build towards internationally recognized credentials (National Fire Protection Association – NFPA) relevant to careers in fire suppression and also prevention through training in public education. They also develop critical thinking, situational performance skills, and lifelong wellness practices that enhance their personal and professional development and adaptability, serving as the foundation for ongoing learning, and adding value and lowering risk to themselves and to prospective employers.

 

Note:

The three semesters are not consecutive. The September program runs Fall, Winter and Fall, while the January program runs Winter, Fall and Winter.

Program details

Code: 1074
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 3 semesters
Start: January 2023
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

1 Term

Canadian

International

Tuition
$3357.00
$6675.00
Ancillary Fees
$1875.51
$2605.61
Total Fees
$5232.51
$9280.61

Canadian fee details

Description Winter 2022
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3357.00
Administration Fee $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $201.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI Legal Protection $20.10
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50
HST $118.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $911.52
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Student Services $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $5232.51

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International fee details

Description Winter 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $201.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI International Health Fee $355.10
CSI Legal Protection $20.10
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50
HST $118.50
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $911.52
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Student Services $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $9280.61

Returning student tuition & fees

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View all International tuition & fee details for all levels

Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - January 2023 - Kitchener – Doon

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