Algonquin College


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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program is a demanding program of study that trains students in all aspects of pre-hospital emergency medicine. Students develop the clinical reasoning skills necessary to deal effectively with medical and traumatic emergencies, and develop the ability to communicate effectively with patients, family members and healthcare professionals.

Program excellence centres on professionalism, where demonstration of leadership, commitment, dedication, compassion and integrity are considered required learning outcomes. The curriculum includes in-class, online learning, practical/laboratory, high fidelity simulation, hospital clinicals and paramedic practicums.
URL:Paramedic at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,706
International: $17,232

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.

The certification fee for the A-EMCA examination set by the Ministry of Health is approximately $250. Textbooks, manuals, and printing cost approximately $2,000 in year one and $800 in year two. A uniform and supplies cost approximately $1200. Supplies can be purchased at the campus store.
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 

English Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Mathematics Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent). Biology Grade 11 or 12. Chemistry Grade 11 or 12.

Additional Admission Requirements:
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    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 25, 2016