Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

Paramedic

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Program Information

School:Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
Faculty:School of Health Sciences and Emergency Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:This four-semester program provides the skills and knowledge needed to deliver emergency care in the pre-hospital setting. Classroom components emphasizing biological science, humanities and ambulance services provide the theoretical basis for the interventions required to deal with medical or trauma emergencies. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate well with patients, families and health care professionals and to function effectively as part of an interdisciplinary health care team. Clinical labs and field placements provide a milieu where students are able to apply theory into practice through assessment and the provision of a primary level of care.

Graduates may work as paramedics with an ambulance service, technical assistants in hospital emergency departments, as well as in sports injury management services and emergency response teams and transfer services.
URL:Paramedic at Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Grade 11 or 12 Math (C, M, U) and Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C, U) and Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C, U). A minimum of 70% in C level courses is required or a minimum 60% in U level courses is required.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Additional Admission Requirements: Must have a valid Class G Driver’s License, Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (C.P.R. - HP content), Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent), Physician’s medical report as per guide supplied by the College, Immunization record including Hepatitis B; 2-step Mantoux (with follow-up chest x-ray if the T.B. test is positive), a recent criminal reference check – (within 3 months) is required prior to the start of the second semester.

    * 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 September 30, 2021