Northern Lakes College is pleased to announce that it has successfully received accreditation extensions for the Primary Care Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic programs. Northern Lakes College’s (NLC) paramedic programs are evaluated against national health education standards in an extensive accreditation process.
The accreditation process included evaluations conducted by two organizations, the Canadian Medical Association and Accreditation Canada. In April, an on-site evaluation was conducted at the Slave Lake Campus and the site visit went very smoothly. NLC successfully received its accreditation extensions; the Primary Care Paramedic program received the maximum accreditation of six years and the Advanced Care Paramedic program received a two-year accreditation. Accreditation has a positive impact; it signals that NLC meets national health education standards and graduates from both paramedic programs are eligible to register for licensing across Canada.