Advanced Care Paramedic

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Program Information

Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:Make a difference with a career as a paramedic through this extensive program that provides action-based learning in ambulances and hospitals. Courses cover anatomy, physiology, basic pharmacology and medical and traumatic emergency response.

The SAIT Advanced Care Paramedic program is a two-year full-time program offered to students currently registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as Emergency Medical Technicians who wish to extend their professional training and credentials to work as paramedics. In the program, the student will become extensively familiar with human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, as well as a wide variety of pharmacological and other therapies.

Please note: this program was formerly known as Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic.
URL:Advanced Care Paramedic at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,918
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Pure Mathematics 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Pure Math 20 or Applied Math 20, AND, English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND, Biology 30, or Science 30, or SAIT's ANPH 209 Note: ANPH 209 can be found in SAIT's Continuing Education calendar. All applicants must be registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by August 1 prior to the program commencing. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Work Experience
Selection Selection will be done on a continuous basis starting in November. Applicants must be registered as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP). An applicant's ACP registration number must be submitted to SAIT by August 1 in order to maintain a seat in the program. Preference will be given to applicants that can provide proof of EMT registration with the ACP at the time of selection. Applicants will receive a selection package with complete instructions pertaining to the selection process. Your selection will be determined based on following those instructions and the quality of materials submitted in the selection process.

* 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 April 15, 2019