Algonquin College

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Advanced Care Paramedic

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa Campus)
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description: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, paediatrics care, and medical emergencies
URL:Advanced Care Paramedic at Algonquin College
Length:1 Year(s)
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.

    - 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 the current fee of $50 (subject to change). Applicants are required to obtain a minimum test score of 65%. Applicants with a 1000 hours of experience, working as a land or air paramedic, will have 10 points added to their test score, provided that their minimum test score is 65% or higher.

    - 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.

    - International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) 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.

    - Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

    - 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:

    All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change).

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Successful completion of clinical placement is a requirement for graduation from the Advanced Care Paramedic program. Agencies that provide placement opportunities require you to have a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS). Your acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate.

      * 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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