This program is for those looking for a career as a Fire Protection Technician. Our program provides you with the confidence to be a technician, understand compliance to code, meet safety standards and code of ethics.
Program delivery mode: blended
- This program will be delivered for the coming semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
- Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
Note: Some courses in the program require FIRE 1050 – Electrical and Electronics for Fire Protection Inspection or basic knowledge of electricity and electronics as a prerequisite.
Job opportunities depend on the student’s chosen electives and previous level of education and applicable work experience.
As a BCIT student and alumni, you have access to BCIT’s Student Employment Services for work search support and resources, and also eJobs, an online job bank created specifically for BCIT graduates.
Many students plan to complete the Fire Protection Technician Certification program offered by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). Please contact ASTTBC directly for more information about this program and how BCIT’s Fire Protection Inspection and Testing courses can meet some of the academic requirements.
Brent Dunn, MEng, PEng
Neil Munro, BASc, PEng
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