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Fire Executive Management BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate (part-time)


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with BCIT about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Burnaby
    Vancouver

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    8 core courses plus 23 elective credits; 2-5 years part-time studies.
  • Tuition Estimate
    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Varies
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Who should complete the Fire Executive Management Industry Certificate?

This program is specially targeted to help mature students advance their education. If you have experience in a fire department and are looking to learn more leadership and management skills, visit our Program Entry page to apply today.

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

Entrance requirements

To declare this program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of Fire Officer 1 training, or
  • A minimum of 10 years of fire-fighting experience and completion of a diploma or equivalent

Program declaration

Step 1: Department assessment

A departmental assessment is necessary to determine if you are eligible for transfer credits and/or additional prior learning credits. Further, the program manager will assist you in choosing the path that best fits your personal needs and experience.

  • To complete the Fire Executive Management pre-assessment submit the following documents:
    • Proof of Fire Officer Training Completion1
    • Additional post-secondary transcripts, if applicable2
    • Resume, if applicable2

1 Completion of Fire Officer training will provide you with transfer credits for 3 to 9 courses, depending on the level of training completed.

2 Post-Secondary transcripts and resume may be submitted for assessment to determine whether there is the possibility for further transfer credits and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits.

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Step 2: Program declaration

Once you are ready to start the program, click the Declare Now button below and follow the steps to declare Fire Executive Management as your part-time studies program.

Note: For the area of study category, choose Business & Media.

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Transfer credit for Fire Officer levels completed

For completion of Fire Officer 1 you receive credit for:

For completion of Fire Officer 2 you receive credit for:

For completion of Fire Instructor 1 you receive credit for:

Further transfer credit can be applied for additional Fire Officer training beyond Level 2.

Original transcripts, certificates, or departmental letters outlining the Fire Officer level completed are required to apply for transfer credits.

To apply for transfer credit, mail official sealed documents and/or original departmental letters directly to the address below. Alternatively, official transcripts and/or departmental letters can be emailed directly from the source to bcit_firstresponder@bcit.ca.

Attention: Sonia Dhaliwal
BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue, SE 16 – Room 109
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

Note: If you only have Fire Officer original certificates, please contact the program administrator to discuss alternatives.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.