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Advanced Care Paramedic Upgrading

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Program Description

This program is designed to meet the licensing exam prerequisite requirements of the Alberta College of Paramedics for Advanced Care Paramedic graduates that completed a Canadian Medical Associated (CMA) or Accreditation Canada (AC) accredited diploma program. This stand-alone program is being offered to ACP graduates who did not participate in the Alberta College of Paramedics licensing evaluation process within 12 months from the date the ACP diploma or academic transcript was issued, were unsuccessful in ACP licensing process or whose ACP license has expired. The ACP 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 ACP Refresher course consists of twelve (12) weeks online access to ACP 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 ACP skill upgrades. Upon completion of the online portion, learners will be required to attend NLC's five (5) 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 ACP skills as learned in the ACP Program.

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Locations

Sep 04, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018 - Slave Lake; Jan 07, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019 - Slave Lake

Program Year

2018-2019

Program Length

15 weeks

Academic Requirements

Advanced Care Paramedic Certificate from an approved program accredited by the Canadian Medical Association or Accreditation Canada.

Transferability

N/A

Other Requirements

Class 5 drivers license. Immunization record. A Police Information Check completed within the last 3 months, will be required at the beginning of the term. The existence of a criminal record may affect practicum placement, program completion, and employment prospects. Students will sign waivers indicating they are ware the presence of a criminal record or lack of an immunization record may impede their ability complete the program, to write the ACP program registration exam, to become registered as an ACP or to secure employment.

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