Occupational Safety and Health: Fire Code Administration

College-Approved Certificate (4 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6326X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and skills related to occupational safety and health in the field of fire inspection and the administration of the National Fire Code? If so, this College Certificate program is ideal for you.

Students learn how to conduct fire inspections in buildings, including those under construction, renovation and demolition, as well as how to review and make recommendations for changes to fire safety plans and protocols.

This program is recommended to those who are already practitioners in the field of occupational health and safety, specifically individuals employed as occupational health and safety officers or inspectors, building inspectors, standards administrators and inspectors, and those working in environmental and public health.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

  • Note: BSC5519 - Building Theory is equivalent to BSC0002 - Building Fundamentals.
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Additional Information

For more information, please contact Mike Gillissie, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 6357 or gillism@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameSummer
FIR844145.0Fire ProtectionOnline Learning On Campus
BSC000245.0Building Fundamentals

BSC0002 Building Fundamentals

Students are provided with basic knowledge of mathematics, thermodynamics, mechanics of materials, chemistry and engineering materials as related to building systems technology. Students learn the basic components of various building mechanical systems including fire systems and waste management.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIR844236.0Fire Inspection I

FIR8442 Fire Inspection I

Routine fire inspections help ensure that critical building infrastructure, equipment and emergency procedures meet established standards. Students learn to conduct fire inspections for compliance with the National Fire Code. Topics include fire safety requirements in and around buildings, the calculation of occupant load and establishing a fire safety plan. Requirements for inspecting, testing, maintaining, and operation of fire extinguishers, water-based fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, emergency electrical power supply systems and emergency lighting are discussed.

Pre-requisites: FIR8441

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIR844336.0Fire Inspection II

FIR8443 Fire Inspection II

Advanced knowledge is required to properly conduct fire inspections that comply to all aspects of the National Fire Code. Students learn about Parts 3, 4 and 5 of the National Fire Code. Topics include the requirements for storage of combustible products and dangerous goods, the storage and handling of flammable liquids and combustible liquids, and the fire protection requirements for hazardous operations and processes.

Pre-requisites: FIR8442

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FIR8441 Fire Protection

The risk of fire is a threat to health, safety and the delivery of services. Students learn specific information related to fire and life safety. Topics include the chemistry and physics of fire, building design for life safety, and other aspects of fire and life safety. Applicable legislation related to fire and life safety is also covered.

BSC0002 Building Fundamentals

Students are provided with basic knowledge of mathematics, thermodynamics, mechanics of materials, chemistry and engineering materials as related to building systems technology. Students learn the basic components of various building mechanical systems including fire systems and waste management.

FIR8442 Fire Inspection I

Routine fire inspections help ensure that critical building infrastructure, equipment and emergency procedures meet established standards. Students learn to conduct fire inspections for compliance with the National Fire Code. Topics include fire safety requirements in and around buildings, the calculation of occupant load and establishing a fire safety plan. Requirements for inspecting, testing, maintaining, and operation of fire extinguishers, water-based fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, emergency electrical power supply systems and emergency lighting are discussed.

Pre-requisites: FIR8441

FIR8443 Fire Inspection II

Advanced knowledge is required to properly conduct fire inspections that comply to all aspects of the National Fire Code. Students learn about Parts 3, 4 and 5 of the National Fire Code. Topics include the requirements for storage of combustible products and dangerous goods, the storage and handling of flammable liquids and combustible liquids, and the fire protection requirements for hazardous operations and processes.

Pre-requisites: FIR8442