This program is designed to meet the licensing exam prerequisite requirements of the Alberta College of Paramedics for Primary Care Paramedic graduates that have completed a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) or Accreditation Canada (AC) accredited certificate program. This stand-alone program is being offered to PCP graduates who did not participate in Alberta College of Paramedics licensing evaluation process within 12 months from the date the PCP certificate or academic transcript was issued, were unsuccessful in ACP licensing process or whose PCP license has expired. The PCP upgrading program is also open for enrollment to out of province candidates that have completed a CMA or AC accredited program or those who have had an upgrading program completion identified as a requirement by the Alberta College of Paramedics Substantial Equivalency Review process.
The PCP Refresher course consists of twelve (12) weeks online access to PCP upgrading online resources with required online participation, during this time learners will review treatment guidelines, protocols, skill checklists and quizzes with instructor facilitation. In addition, students will access pre-read material for PCP skill upgrades. Upon completion of the online portion, learners will be required to attend NLC's five days of face-to-face classroom sessions with scenario and skills practice. During the instructor led onsite days, students will review, practice, upgrade and be evaluated on PCP skills as learned in the ACP Program.
This program is offered using a blended, distance delivery model. The course is online, supported by computer-based lectures, face-to-face lab seminars, and a clinical practicum. To learn more about Collaborate and to experience using it, check out this guide: https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Collaborate-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf To learn more about Moodle and to experience using it, check out this guide: https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Moodle-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf