Conestoga College

Paramedic

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Doon Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to practice emergency pre-hospital medical/trauma care and to function as an integral member of the health-care team in assisting victims of injury or illness. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for individuals of all ages, in emergency and non-emergency situations and to administer emergency treatment and care measures. The program provides a rich learning environment that utilizes classroom education, immersive simulation, various interprofessional exercises, and clinical exposure to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and critical thinking for proficiency within the critical care and community care environments. Clinical placement at a hospital and field placement with an ambulance service allows students the opportunity to assess emergency patient needs based on factors such as condition, severity, age, stress and anxiety. Paramedics must have the ability to work and practice sound decision making within stressful environments and function as a leader in often chaotic situations.
URL:Paramedic at Conestoga College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,268
International: $14,703

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Enrolment #:36
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status, Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), and Grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010).

Starting in the Fall of 2020, the following courses will also be required: Grade 11 or 12 Math, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395), Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, C or U, or Grade 11 or 12 Physics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030)

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Applicants meeting minimum academic requirements (85%) are invited to begin the selection process which requires them to: Submit a digital portfolio. The digital portfolio gives applicants an opportunity to present non-academic information relevant to success in the Paramedic program. Details and directions regarding the preparation and submission of the digital portfolio will be sent to eligible applicants.

* 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 December 30, 2018