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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Public Safety and Legal Studies
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:Graduates from this top-rated Paramedic Ontario College Diploma program are ready for success in the workforce . Paramedics fill a critical role in our health care system with employment opportunities in rural and urban paramedic services. This program combines applied and theoretical experiences to provide you with the necessary skills.

In this program you learn all aspects of emergency medicine, how to deal with emergencies, and develop the means to communicate with patients, family members and healthcare professionals. In the final term of the program, you get the chance to put your knowledge and skills into practice through a paramedic practicum experience. It is in this setting that you experience a wide variety of calls and are able to display proficiency working as a necessary member of a team. This 420-hour practicum provides you with the opportunity work and learn alongside active paramedics.
URL:Paramedic at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,821
International: $18,122

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.

Scholarships:5
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4-months in duration): Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score.

Please click this link for more information https://www.algonquincollege.com/healthandcommunity/ICHS/.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Application Notes : IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • First Aid Certificate and Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (C.P.R. - Level C).
  • Applicants must submit a Health Assessment Form and provide an Immunization certificate prior to entry into the program. In order to progress in the program, students will be required to pass a physical fitness test measuring aerobic capacity, strength, and flexibility.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 26, 2021

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