Build on your expertise as a primary care paramedic and prepare for an expanded role as a first responder. The Advanced Care Paramedicine program 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.
Advanced Care Paramedicine students participate in clinical and ambulance practicum rotations. All practicum placements are in P.E.I., N.B., N.S., or N.L. There is no guarantee students will be placed at their location of choice. Depending on availability, students may be required to go out of province and to several different sites, and placements may also be completed in separate provinces. All clinical and practicum costs are the responsibility of the student including, but not limited to, travel costs, rental costs, lease breaks, uniform costs, and safety kit/PPE.
Paramedics need to be physically and psychologically fit for a variety of employment opportunities. Program components include the successful completion of the Paramedic Physical Abilities Test (PPAT). Students have various opportunities within the program to learn skills to support their psychological well-being.
The Advanced Care Paramedicine program delivered by Holland College is accredited by Accreditation Canada.
Graduates from accredited paramedicine programs have met competency standards as reflected in the Paramedic Association of Canada’s National Occupational Competency Profile and are eligible to write the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) 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.
This program is located in the Centre for Applied Science and Technology.
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