Paramedic graduates enjoy an excellent reputation in the field. Your career advantage begins with hands-on training that covers emergency, medical, trauma and psychological situations. Courses are taught by paramedics who are actively working in the field.
Graduates are eligible and well-prepared to take the Ministry of Health exam for Advanced EMCA. They have consistently scored above the provincial average on the Advanced EMCA certification exam. Ministry regulations require this certification for employment as a paramedic in Ontario.
Graduates have demonstrated the ability to:
Communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with patients and others
Assess patients using relevant theory and practices
Establish patients' treatment and transport priorities based on assessment findings
Implement preventive and therapeutic patient management strategies to maintain and promote patients' well-being
Integrate and perform delegated controlled medical acts in a simulated, clinical and field setting
Evaluate in an ongoing manner the effectiveness of patient management strategies used and adapt or change strategies to provide optimal care for patients
Ensure the operational safety and preparedness of an ambulance and its equipment
Operate an ambulance-type vehicle in a simulated setting
Most graduates work for a licensed Ontario ambulance service. Many graduates also go on to be employed elsewhere in Canada.
With experience and further study, graduates can qualify as advanced care paramedics or critical care paramedics, providing specialized care in land or air ambulances.
College Communications 2
Principles of Psychology*
Prehospital Care 1: Theory and Lab*
Professionals and Legal Issues, Research, Responsibilities and Leadership*
Therapeutic Communication and Crisis Intervention*
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Alterations of Human Body Functions 1*
Prehospital Care 2: Theory, Clinical and Field*
Pharmacology for Allied Health*
College Communications 3
General Education Elective
Alterations of Human Body Functions 2*
Prehospital Care 3: Theory, Clinical and Field*
Medical Directed Therapeutics and Paramedic Responsibilities
Prehospital Care 4: Theory and Field*
PCP Integration and Critical Decision Making*
EMS Research Methods
*minimum C of grade