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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Cornwall Campus
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:This program produces graduates that meet workforce needs by providing them with:
A solid background in the sciences and theory related to pre-hospital emergency care;
The practical skills to deal with medical emergencies;
Knowledge of and the ability to work in accordance with health and safety regulations and the Ambulance Act, as well as other Acts and regulations specific to the field of paramedics in Ontario;
The theory and skills needed to communicate effectively with patients and other emergency team members.

Accreditation: Graduates of the program are required to write the provincial AEMCA exam to be certified as a Primary Care Paramedic. This certification is required for full and part-time employment in an emergency medical service in Ontario.
URL:Paramedic at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,367

Textbooks and uniforms for Semesters 1 and 2 are approximately $2,500; Costs for Semesters 3 and 4 are approximately $668.
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.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level Grade 12 Chemistry at the C or U level (or SCH3U) Grade 11 or 12 Biology at the C or U level (or PSE4U)

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis. Note that this program is a high demand program, and may be subject to ranking procedures. You MUST apply for this programs before the Equal Consideration Date.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    There are a number of additional requirements applicants must have. Please visit the program website 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 July 28, 2018