Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Advanced Care Paramedic

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Program Information

School:Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Faculty:Health Sciences: Regina, Saskatoon Campuses
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:If you're a primary care paramedic who wants to enhance your skills, career mobility and earning power, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's nationally recognized Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program will be of interest to you. More in-depth knowledge and training means you'll be able to administer a greater range of medications and perform life-saving interventions.

The Advanced Care Paramedic program also positions you for leadership roles in a growing number of settings. ACPs are in high demand in traditional emergency medical services, collaborative emergency centres, and industrial and community settings.

URL:Advanced Care Paramedic at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,300

Cost shown is for Year 1 of the program.
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 81] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are required to: have Primary Care Paramedic certification from an accredited program or equivalent; be registered as a PCP of the 2011 National Occupational Competency Profile for Paramedics training (Paramedic Association of Canada, 2011) *; have an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider certificate; and be a CPR Health Care Provider 'C' AED or equivalent. Evidence of verification may include one of the following: a Saskatchewan Polytechnic transcript indicating successful completion of all Primary Care Paramedic courses implemented during the 2013-2014 academic year or later; a Saskatchewan Polytechnic transcript indicating successful completion of Primary Care Paramedic Upgrade (EMER 1638); or a valid Saskatchewan College of Paramedics licence indicating unrestricted practice of 2011 National Occupational Competency Profile at the Primary Care Paramedic level. Non-Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are granted admission to this program on a case-by-case basis. Accepted applicants will be required to provide: evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search upon admission to the program (at the discretion of the practicum/clinical agency, you may be declined access to a clinical/practicum based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search - the cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility); evidence of Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) certification prior to entry into clinical/practicum; current immunization records and meet Saskatchewan Polytechnic immunization requirements prior to entry into clinical/practicum; evidence of current N95 respirator mask testing prior to entry into the clinical practicum. The cost of N95 respirator mask testing is your responsibility; and evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility.

    * 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 09, 2019