College of the North Atlantic

Primary Care Paramedicine

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Program Information

School:College of the North Atlantic
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Description:Provision of emergency medical services (EMS) is a unique and vital community service. Paramedics are highly skilled members of a health care team who function within the discipline of emergency and pre-hospital care. Paramedics initiate medical treatment for individuals in urgent and non-urgent situations. Based on sound knowledge, these practitioners demonstrate rational problem-solving abilities and excellent decision-making skills. This program addresses the operational/procedural skills of the primary care paramedics, as well as the ethical and professional behaviours such as effective communication. Mental/physical fitness and healthy lifestyles are emphasized throughout the program, as paramedics must be fit to perform the requirements of the occupation. This is a challenging program that provides the student with extensive classroom and clinical/practicum experience. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in a competent and skillful manner providing pre-hospital care in accordance with the national standards for paramedics.
URL:Primary Care Paramedicine at College of the North Atlantic
Length:68 Week(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.
  •   English 
  • 4 of   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Biology  or   Chemistry 
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):

I. English: 3201 or 3202 (minimum 60%)

II. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from: Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course), Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)

III. Two Science courses: Biology: 3201, Chemistry: 3202

Applicants must also have a current CPR Certificate (Level HCP), current First Aid Certificate (Standard), a Class 05 Learner (Level 1) Drivers License (minimum), a current Certificate of Conduct, an immunization record, and a Health Assessment Form (including a pre-physical fitness activity check).

* 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 16, 2022