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Advanced Care Paramedic

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Program Length

68 weeks

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic (EMT-P) Program is a two-year diploma program designed to help students gain the entry-level knowledge and skills they 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 the National Occupational Competency Profile for EMT-P and will write a licensing exam. Graduates will demonstrate ethical behaviours consistent with professional and employer expectations.
The theory portion of the program is delivered over the course of 6 academic terms. The program includes hospital, intermediate, and advanced care practicums. Students will practice patient assessment and emergency treatment. Students will develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to develop an appropriate differential diagnosis and treatment pathway for their patients.
Students are responsible for costs related to travel and accommodations for the on-site sessions and practicums. Students are required to have a laptop or tablet with a screen no smaller than 9" to complete the programs. Remote internet access is mandatory.

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Program Delivery

Full-time blended delivery. The program has classroom sessions, labs, clinical placements, and field placements. It uses a mix of distributed learning technologies (Moodle and Collaborate) to support the theory portions of the program.

To learn more about Collaborate and to experience using it, check out this guide:

To learn more about Moodle and to experience using it, check out this guide:

Year 1 students
Orientation Sept 5 to 8th, 2017
Onsite #1 Sept 25 to 29th, 2017
Onsite #2 Oct 23 to 27th, 2017
Onsite #3 Nov 20 to 24th, 2017
Onsite #4 Dec 11 to 15th, 2017
Onsite #5 Jan 22 to 26th, 2018
Onsite #6 Feb 12 to 16th, 2018
Onsite #7 March 19 to 23rd, 2018
Onsite #8 April 9 to 13th, 2018
Onsite #9 April 16 to 20th, 2018

Year 2 students
Onsite #1 Sept 18 to 22nd, 2017
Onsite #2 Oct 16 to 20th, 2017
Onsite #3 May 28 to June 1st, 2018


Sep 06, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018 - Slave Lake; Sep 05, 2017 - Aug 30, 2019 - Slave Lake

Academic Requirements

 PCP Certificate or current PCP registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.
 Biology 30 (60%) or credit in ANPY1000 (50%) or ANPY0190 (60%) or BIOL0190 (60%) or the equivalent.
 English 30-1 (60%) or English 30-2 (70%) or ENGL0190 (60%) or an assessed English equivalency.
 Math 20-1 (50%) or Math 20-2 (60%) or MATH 0190 (60%) or the equivalent.
 Students must submit all official post-secondary transcripts upon application.

Other Requirements

 Proof of PCP certificate and transcript from the training institution.
 Copy of current CPR card, dated within one year of the start date of classes.
 Copy of current ITLS or PTLS or equivalent card, dated within the previous 3 years of the start date of classes.
 Proof of valid Alberta Class 1,2 or 4 Driver's License or equivalent.
 Satisfactory Police Information Check prior to entry into the work practicum.
 Immunization form to be completed by a qualified health professional once accepted into the program.
 Immunizations must be up-to-date prior to orientation in September.
 Basic Computer Skills (word processing, spreadsheets, internet, email).
 Laptop or tablet with a screen no smaller than 9 inches. Remote internet access is mandatory.



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