The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Medical Association. Once you graduate, you'll be eligible to write the Alberta Provincial Licensing exam for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.
Many practicing Primary Care Paramedics (PCPs formerly EMTs) are unable to leave their family, employment and/or community commitments in order to pursue the ACP diploma. We offer PCPs a unique alternative by providing multi-modal instruction in a computer-mediated delivery format so you can remain in your home community for the majority of the training period. You will attend a total of eleven on-site training weeks in addition to the three field placements during the two years of training.
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A significant demand for Advanced Care Paramedics throughout the Province in rural, urban and industrial settings provides graduates with a broad range of career opportunities.
Year 1 N/A
Year 2 Diploma
- Biology 30 with minimum 60%
- English 30 or 30-1 with minimum 60% OR English 33 or 30-2 with minimum 70%
- Math 20 pure or Math 20-1 with minimum 50% OR Math 20-2 minimum 60%
- Chemistry 30 strongly recommended
Other Requirements & Documents:
- Minimum age 18
- Registered Unrestriced PCP (EMT) with Alberta College of Paramedic (ACP)
- Copy of Heart & Stroke - HCP - Level C certificate issued within six months of program start date
- Photocopy of current Class 4 Alberta driver's license OR Portage College Waiver form
- Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
- Must attend mandatory selection day in May
- Apple IPad for use with Comp-tracker program used for placement competency tracking, please contact the program for details before purchase
- Please refer to the following link for Moodle minimum technical requirements: Moodle page.
- ESL - ALL students whose first language is not English must meet one of the following:
IELTS Academic Format with minimum scores as follows: Listening 7.5; Reading 6.5; Writing 7.0; Speaking 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (internet Based) with minimum test scores as follows: Listening 23; Reading 21; Writing 25; Speaking 22.
Note: Testing must have been completed within two years prior to application to the program
Students who complete the ACP program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Administration at Athabasca University and the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at SAIT. The following four courses transfer to and from Portage College University Studies; BIOL230 - Anatomy I, BIOL231 - Physiology I, BIOL232 - Physiology II and HEED105 - Health Education.