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Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning

Start Date: January
Length: 2 Years
Location: Web Based and Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Post-Graduate Certificate, Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Graduation from a CMA accredited 2-year Canadian Primary Care Paramedicine program or equivalent

  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt

  • Completion of three reference forms, one from the ACP or PCP field

  • Completion of Holland College Medical Form

  • Current Heart and Stroke BLS

  • Completion of an Immunization Verification Form (required after acceptance)

  • Valid Class 4 (taxi, ambulance or small bus) driver’s license

  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

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Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
Tuition $ 7,800 $ 7,800 $ –
Lab Fee $ 1,500 $ 500 $ –
Lab Fee $ – $ 90 $ –
Total $9,300 $ 8,390 $ –
       
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 5,580 $ 5,070 $ –
2ndinstallment $ 3,720 $ 3,320 $ –
     
       
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
Books $ 800 $ 200 $ –
Equip/Tools/Uniforms/Teaching Aids/PDA $ 2,000 $ – $ –
       
Total $ 2,800 $ 200 $ –

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Ground Ambulance

  • Industrial First Aid

  • Recreation and sports facilities

  • Emergency medical education

  • Medical supply sales

  • Emergency departments

  • Air ambulance

  • Communications centres

Degree Pathways


Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview


The Advanced Care Paramedicine distributed learning model offers the practicing Primary Care Paramedic the opportunity to complete most of their Advanced Care Paramedic studies in a distance delivery format. The program mirrors the one-year Advanced Care Paramedicine on-site program, but spreads the program over two years. In the first year and a half of the program, students complete three semesters of online learning modules via the Holland College Learning Management System, SAM. Students are required to attend three two-week lab and testing sessions on site in Charlottetown, and prescribed hospital clinical and ambulance practicum shifts.

Term 1: Jan.-April, Intersession: May-June, Summer Break: July-Aug.
Term 2: Sept.-Dec

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO GUARANTEE STUDENTS WILL BE PLACED AT THEIR LOCATION OF CHOICE.  More information regarding clinical/practicum placements will be discussed at orientation during Lab 1.

The Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning program delivered by Holland College is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).  The CMA believes that relevant educational preparation is critical to ensuring competent health professionals who can contribute to effective and safe patient care as a member of the health care team. CMA accreditation signifies that the Advanced Care Paramedicine program has met national standards and that the education provided is relevant to current clinical practice. Ensuring that Paramedics have the required competencies for entry to practice is an important contribution to Canada’s health human resources. Graduates from accredited Paramedicine programs have met competency standards as reflected in the Paramedic Association of Canada’s National Occupational Competency Profile. Visit www.cma.ca/accredit.

Graduates from an accredited Paramedicine program are also eligible to write the National Exam for Paramedics in Canada.  Successful completing of the exam is required for Paramedic Registration in many Provinces in Canada including Prince Edward Island.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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