Algonquin College

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Advanced Care Paramedic

Algonquin College

Faculty:Public Safety and Legal Studies
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,335

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

Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)


Elevating leadership while mastering advanced paramedic care.

The one-year Advanced Care Paramedic Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is accredited by EQual Accreditation Canada and adheres to the National Occupation Competency Profile for advanced care paramedic practice. It is designed to train current Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) in all aspects of advanced care paramedicine.

Build on your existing knowledge and skills to develop greater critical-thinking processes, increased leadership qualities, and master advanced skills in respiratory care, cardiac care, pharmacology, trauma care, obstetrics and pediatrics care and medical emergencies.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 

  • A two-year Ontario College Primary Care Paramedic Diploma and an Advanced-Emergency Care Assistant (A-EMCA or equivalent) certificate issued by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Emergency Health Services Branch Ontario are required for acceptance into the Advanced Care Paramedic program.
  • Applicants with pending status are eligible to apply.
  • All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay an examination fee. Results from the assessment will be utilized to establish minimum eligibility and applicant ranking. Applicants with a 1,000 hours of experience, working as a land or air paramedic, will have 10 points added to their test score, provided that the minimum test score has been met.
  • To obtain the 10 points, a signed letter from the employer must be submitted on Paramedic Service letterhead at the time of application attesting that the candidate has worked a minimum of a 1000 hours as a land or air paramedic.
  • Applicants must possess a valid Ontario Class F driver`s licence or equivalent prior to the start of classes.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.
  • Accepted applicants must submit a Health Assessment Form and provide an Immunization certificate prior to entry into the program.
  • Applicants must submit proof of mask fit testing quantitative only.
  • Applicants are required to submit a recent Police Records Check.
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:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of a clear PRCSVS, which will be retained on your departmental file and used only for purposes related to your placement. You will be required to disclose the contents of the PRCSVS, including all notations, to the placement agencies.

* 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.

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