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Paramedic

Advanced Care Paramedic

This diploma program provides the entry-level knowledge and skills you need to practice emergency pre-hospital medical/trauma care and to function as a vital member of the health care team. Graduates will be able to perform the competencies identified in the National Occupational Competency Profile for Advanced Care Paramedics and will write a provincial registration exam.

At NLC, we understand our students need the flexibility to balance work and home. Our paramedic programs are flexible enough to fit into your lifestyle:

  • Delivered online, through Supported Distance Learning with face-to-face lab components
  • Apply as a full-time student

This program has limited seats, applicants are admitted to the program on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Program Dates

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September - June 

 

Areas of Study

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Career Potential

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Graduates licensed with the Alberta College of Paramedics, are eligible to work in rural, urban, industrial ground or air ambulance emergency services. In addition, graduates are employed in roles within acute care and community care settings.

Further Educational Opportunities

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Graduates of this program may pursue degree completion at a later time in their careers. Opportunities for applied degree completion will be available through a partnership with Medicine Hat College. Northern Lakes College has a 2 plus 2 degree completion opportunities with Athabasca University and Thompson Rivers University.

Applications now open for classes starting September 2022!

Primary Care Paramedic

The field of paramedicine offers you an exciting and rewarding career where you can make a positive impact in the lives of others. The Primary Care Paramedic program allows students to gain hands-on experience through labs and scenario-based training. Communication, personal wellness, safety, critical thinking, and professionalism are emphasized throughout the program.

The program has a flexible schedule that allows students the freedom and flexibility to remain employed in their home communities while increasing their skills and knowledge. 

  • Delivered online, through Supported Distance Learning with face-to-face lab components
  • Apply as a full-time student

This program has limited seats, applicants are admitted to the program on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

Program Dates

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September - June 

Areas of Study

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Career Potential

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Upon registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics, graduates are eligible to work in rural, urban, clinical, or industrial settings, and ground or air ambulance services.

Further Educational Opportunities

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Successful completion will allow graduates to work in entry-level Emergency Medical Service positions and is a prerequisite for the Advanced Care Paramedic program.

 


Applications now open for classes starting September 2022!