No more MED C?

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electrotech
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No more MED C?

Postby electrotech » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:11 pm

I discovered I require the "MED C" (officer training) qualification to apply for a certain job.

Seems like MED C is no longer offered by BCIT. They have combined it into the Advanced Firefighting course which is longer and costs a good bunch more.

Anyone know if MED C can still be taken anywhere in BC?

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Re: No more MED C?

Postby conrod » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:34 pm

I think you will have a hard time getting Transport Canada to accept anything other than a MED D. BCIT in North Van offer that..........I have to take it myself in September. Its $ 172. and only 2 days long, so I doubt it will include any fire fighting.

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Re: No more MED C?

Postby electrotech » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:39 pm

I looked into Med D, but they require MED C or Advanced Fire Fighting Officer (AFFOC) as a prerequisite.

I'll probably just go for the AFFOC and see if my employer will sponsor me to some extent.

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Re: No more MED C?

Postby Mike_88 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:29 am

Well if it helps, I just took AFFOC not too long ago, and there were some people who came into our class just for the MED C part. Not sure if it is cheaper to do so, but you can always go to the school and ask the instructors or the people at the office. Sometimes it is better to go to the instructor, as they usually can help you. For the MED C however, it does require that you go for the firefighting, as I had to do that before I got the certificate. So I don't think there is a way around that now, they have combined it.

For us they had the MED C and D put together, maybe it was just a special occasion but it’s better to check anyways. You don't want to be paying for something you don't need.

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Re: No more MED C?

Postby electrotech » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:51 pm

I can benefit from both components of the AFFOC. It's required for my 4th Class, but that's still a ways off due to my slow seatime accrual.

The MED C alone would put me in the running for an Electrical Officer's job. A few days and couple hundred bucks is highly affordable. A week and ~$1000 for AFFOC....not so much. :|

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Re: No more MED C?

Postby electrotech » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:37 pm

I bit the bullet and signed up for both AFFOC and Med D. 8)

Now I'm looking forward to school again :mrgreen:

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