Algonquin College

Advanced Care Paramedic (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa Campus)
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:This three-term Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is designed to train CURRENT PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDICS (PCP) in all aspects of advanced care paramedicine. Students build on their existing knowledge and skills to develop greater critical-thinking processes, increased leadership qualities, and master advanced skills in respiratory care, cardiac care, pharmacology, trauma care, obstetrics and pediatrics care and medical emergencies.

The program is comprised of three components: a didactic and scenario practice portion which is scheduled three days per week; one hospital clinical practicum which is approximately 200 hours spread over the second and third semesters; and a preceptorship (500-600 hour paramedic practicum) which is scheduled over a 20-week period. Students must take a comprehensive written examination and oral board examination with the program medical director at the end of the practicum.
URL:Advanced Care Paramedic (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $19,828
International: $27,754
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants must possess a valid Ontario Class F driver`s licence or equivalent prior to the start of classes.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 10, 2017