Algonquin College - Graduate Programs

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1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1V8

Advanced Care Paramedic (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: Police and Public Safety Institute
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description This accredited three-term Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to train CURRENT PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDICS (PCP) in all aspects of advanced care paramedicine. Students build on their 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. The program is comprised of three components: a didactic and scenario practice portion which is scheduled three days per week for 13 weeks; one hospital clinical practicum which is approximately 200 hours spread over the second and third semesters; and a preceptorship (400-600 hour paramedic practicum) which is scheduled over a 20-week period. Students must take a comprehensive written examination and oral board examination with the program medical director at the end of the practicum.
Website: Advanced Care Paramedic (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
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]

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22 Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are required to have: a community college Paramedic diploma or equivalent; and an Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant Certificate (A-EMCA) in good standing, as recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Emergency Health Services Branch, Ontario (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 with more than 1,000 hours of paramedic (PCP) work experience (where references may be verified) and who have obtained a minimum mark of 70% have an additional 10% of their mark added to their selection examination grade. Applicants must possess a valid Ontario Class F driver`s licence or equivalent prior to the start of classes. 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.

    * 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.

    Last Updated: December 25, 2018