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Health and Wellness

Put care in your career.

Our Health & Wellness programs offer you the opportunity to develop health care careers that can transform the lives of patients and their families.

NEW FOR FALL 2021 - students return to campus.

The Alberta Government has announced that post-secondary colleges and universities will be returning to face-to-face delivery where possible for September 2021.

Rest assured, Portage College will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and take guidance from Alberta Health Services and the Ministry of Advanced Education. If there are any changes or adjustments to the program - we will make those announcements to the public. Be sure to check back here often for updates.

Emergency Medical Responder

Would you like to help others through emergency medical response? The EMR program is the place to start. EMRs provide entry level medical and trauma care in health services and industrial settings.

Start your Journey

Primary Care Paramedic

If you are looking for a progressive career in pre-hospital care, then our Primary Care Paramedic program is perfect for you. Our training program teaches front line treatment issues and how to perform critical medical procedures on patients before and during transportation to hospital for additional medical care.

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Advanced Care Paramedic

Do you want to advance your career in pre-hospital care while currently employed? Then our Advanced Care Paramedic program is designed with you in mind.Once you graduate, you'll be eligible to write the Alberta Provincial Licensing exam for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.

Be Ready to Respond

Practical Nurse Diploma

Accredited by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, our unique nursing program will prepare you to meet the competencies required to enter the exciting, dynamic profession of Practical Nursing.

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We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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