Programs and Courses


The Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre boasts a wide range of training from single courses to full-time programs, and from distance learning to onsite on our training field.

One subject unites them all: you.

No matter what program you enter, you're going to learn about yourself --- who you are, what your strengths are and how you can use them to make a difference.

Lakeland sets high standards across the board --- for our curricula, our faculty and our students.

Courses balance theoretical and practical, hands-on content. Here, no skill is taught in isolation and with enough variables for realistic training scenarios. Each new skill builds on what you've learned. 

Our training environment is about teamwork. The same teamwork that is required in the real world whether you're involved in emergency preparedness or response including police, security, emergency medical services, public works and fire services.

Our instructors are more than willing to provide extra assistance to ensure you learn the skills you need.

Types of training include:

  • Municipal, industrial, airport and wildland firefighting
  • Integrated training for agencies involved in emergency response
  • Rescue training including rope, trench, and confined space
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Emergency services management and administration skills development
  • Emergency preparedness for municipalities, public sector organizations, and industry
Full-time programs:
  • Emergency Services Technology (EST), a 1- year diploma program for career entry to the fire service or emergency medical response settings
  • Firefighter Training Program (FFTP), 12-week program.
Note: Some programs/courses require that individuals meet the minimum fitness requirements of live-fire training. The medical clearance form outlines these fitness requirements. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar (1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633).

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