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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
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: $6,664
International: $17,750

For more information on costs, see our tuition and fees estimator at https://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/fee-estimator/.
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) 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

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.

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]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change). Results from the health program assessment will be utilized to establish minimum eligibility and also ranked, with points added for post-secondary credentials. The highest ranked applicants will be given priority admission The health program assessment can only be written once per academic cycle.
    Ontario Class `F` driver`s licence, or equivalent of the Ontario Class F driver`s licence must be submitted no later than June 1st. Please see the Ministry of Transportation`s guidelines and requirements for further information on the link below: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/handbook/bus/section1-3-3.shtml.

    * 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 May 12, 2020

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