Fanshawe College

Paramedic

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Public Safety
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:The program is specially designed to give you the best combination of an in-class and hands-on Paramedic education. Your classroom instruction will work alongside simulated training using Fanshawe's own ambulance and involvement with local emergency service providers. Plus, you'll participate in a full-time internship with a practicing Paramedic in the final semester. You'll dig deep into the study of anatomy, crisis prevention, patient care, and ambulance operations. You'll also have the opportunity to develop strategies to help promote your personal health and well-being in a career that is physically and mentally challenging.
When you graduate, you'll be eligible to write the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Advanced Emergency Medical Assistant exam, and be ready to work as a Paramedic in emergency response service, industrial first aid and medical departments.
Fanshawe's Paramedic program is also accredited by the Canadian Medical Association and is recognized as a Canadian Forces accredited program.
URL:Paramedic at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,108
Careers:Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) - Mathematics ONE OF: - Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) - Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH: - Communications - Core Mathematics - Biology - Chemistry (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65) OR Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Ontario College Certificate* (Note: minimum final average required is 3.0 GPA) AND: - minimum final grade of 'C+' or 65 in the required courses stated above OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH: - The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 520 AND: - Mathematics ONE OF: - Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) - Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65) OR Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    The following items are applicable to the program: - Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (C) in accordance with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Canadian Guidelines for CPR. - Evidence of Good Health - Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database - Pre-Clinical/Placement Condition - Possession of a full Class "F" drivers licence

    * 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 15, 2021