Holland College | Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning

Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning

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

  • Completion of three reference forms, one from the ACP or PCP field
  • Completion of Holland College Medical form (this is a pDF and will open in a new window)

  • Current Heart and Stroke BLS

  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form  (required after acceptance) (This is a PDF and will open in a new window)

  • 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.

Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check: Before attending any practicum or clinical portions of the program, a student must submit a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check. If the check indicates that a record exists, the student may not be able to complete portions of their program that are required for graduation. Any associated costs are the responsibility of the student.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 8,115 $ 8,115
Lab Fee $ 1,500 $ 500
E-Proctor $ 375 $ 75
NCPR Course $ - $ 80
Grad Fee $ -  $ 100
Total $9,990 $ 8,870
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 5,994 $ 5,362
2ndinstallment $ 3,996 $ 3,508
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 800 $ 800
Equip/Tools/Uniforms/Teaching Aids/PDA $ 2,000 $ 2,000
Total $ 2,800 $ 2,800

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 https://paramedic.ca/site/nocp?nav=02

Graduates from an accredited paramedicine program are also eligible to write the National Exam for Paramedics in Canada. Successful completion 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.


Advanced Care Paramedicine

The one-year Advanced Care Paramedicine program will build on your expertise as a primary care paramedic and prepare you to play an expanded role as a first responder.


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