Advanced Care Paramedicine

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Post-Graduate Certificate, Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Graduation from an AC 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 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).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 8,851
Lab Fee $ 850
NCPR Course Fee $ 80
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
Graduation Fee $ 90
Total $ 10,529
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 6,617
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 3,912
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 1,010
Materials/Supplies $ 300
Equip/Tools/Uniforms/Teaching Aids/PDA $ 2,000
Total $ 3,310

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

  • Communication centres

Program Overview

The Advanced Care Paramedicine program will build on your expertise as a primary care paramedic and prepares you to play an expanded role as a first responder. Your training covers everything from operational and procedural skills, to the skills you need to make critical decisions in an emergency. You will enhance your verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills. You will complete two hospital clinical rotations and one on the job placement.

The Advanced Care Paramedicine program delivered by Holland College is accredited by Accreditation Canada.

Graduates from an accredited Paramedicine program are 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.

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