Cambrian College


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Program Information

School:Cambrian College
Faculty:Health Sciences, Nursing and Emergency Services
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:Cambrian's experienced faculty will train you to safely and efficiently handle the rigors of this fast-paced and often very intense profession that is also extremely rewarding.

Courses focus on basic and advanced patient care, with supporting subjects in high acuity pathologies, biological sciences, humanities, and EMS services. Clinical practice, planned concurrently with classes, emphasizes emergency care procedures. You will learn how to prevent or reduce complications in the care of the sick and injured during the pre-hospital and transport phase of patient care. In addition to providing emergency medical care, you will be trained to identify and correct potential health and safety hazards.

This program is based on the Ministry of Health Paramedic Syllabus and the National Occupational Competencies for Paramedicine.
URL:Paramedic at Cambrian College
Length:2 Year(s)
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 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 
Please note: A minimum of 60% is required in each prerequisite course.
Additional Admission Requirements:

    • Current Standard First Aid Certificate
    • Current CPR (HCP level)
    • Must obtain a valid Ontario Class "F" driver's license prior to December 31 of the enrolled year.
    • Criminal record check (Vulnerable Sector Screening included) to satisfy the requirements of the Ambulance Act (prior to Dec. 31 of enrolled year).
    • Hepatitis B immunization and immunization status current
    • Students are required to attend an information session prior to receiving final admission into the program. Although attendance is required, this session is not a pass/fail component. This session includes participation in fitness exercises, which will be at a reasonable additional cost to the student
    • Applicants should have a good level of physical fitness, flexibility, and lifting strength. Physical fitness testing will be ongoing throughout the program. Students must meet the College's minimum requirements to graduate.

    Upon completion of this program, graduates must be successful in a theoretical examination set by the Ministry of Health, Emergency Health Services Branch, Ontario in order to be certified as a Paramedic and thus, to be eligible to work in an ambulance service in Ontario. The cost for the examination process is the responsibility of the graduate.

    * 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 December 05, 2020