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Emergency Medical Responder

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Program Length

15 weeks

Program Description

Have you always dreamed of working on an ambulance and having an exciting career where you can help people in need? The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program is the first step towards a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This program follows all practice requirements as defined by the Alberta College of Paramedics. Successful completion of the EMR Program will allow graduates to work in entry-level EMS positions.

Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible to write the EMR Alberta Provincial Registration Exam. Please note that there are additional costs related to the exam and licensing. See the Alberta College of Paramedics website for more information at

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Program Delivery

Distance delivery and face-to-face:
 Online, self-directed study with instructor support.
 20 instructor-led, face-to-face lab days at the central offering site. Costs associated with travel and accommodations for attending these labs are the student's responsibility.

Orientation in Slave Lake on Sept 5 - 8th, 2017

Slave Lake
Onsite #1 Sept 18 - 22, 2017
Onsite #2 Oct 10 - 13th, 2017
Onsite #3 Oct 30 - Nov 3rd, 2017
Onsite #4 Nov 20 - Nov 24th, 2017
Onsite #5 Dec 4 & 5th, 2017

Orientation in Slave Lake on Jan 9 - 12th, 2018

Slave Lake
Onsite #1 Jan 22 - 26th, 2018
Onsite #2 Feb 12 - 16th, 2018
Onsite #3 Mar 5 - 9th, 2018
Onsite #4 Mar 26 April 30th, 2018
Onsite #5 April 9 & 10th, 2018

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Sep 05, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 - Slave Lake

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have credits in the following courses or the equivalent:
 Biology 30 (60%) or ANPY1000 (50%) or ANP 0190 (60%) or BIOL0190 (60%).
 English 30-1 (60%) or English 30-2 (70%) or ENGL0190 (60%) or an assessed English equivalency.
 Math 20-1 or equivalent (50%) or Math 20-2 or equivalent (60%) or MATH0190 (60%) is highly recommended, but not required.
 Students must submit all official post-secondary transcripts upon application.

Other Requirements

 At least 18 years of age.
 Class 5 driver's license.
 Immunization Record.
 Police Information Check and vulnerable sector check must be brought for verification during orientation.
 Students will sign waivers indicating they are aware that the presence of criminal record or the lack of an immunization record may impede their ability to write the registration exam, to become registered as an EMR, or to secure employment.