- Career Opportunities
- Program Learning Outcomes
- External Recognition
- The Program Progression
- Admission Requirements
- Selection Process
- Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check
- Additional Information
- Graduation Requirements
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Work Integrated Learning: 2 Field Placements
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017
Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to practice emergency out-of hospital medical/trauma care and to function as an integral member of the health care team in assisting victims of injury or illness. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for a diverse population in emergency and non-emergency situations. They will also be expected to administer medical interventions, including controlled medical acts, and provide compassionate care. The program is comprised of classroom, laboratory, hospital clinical and field placement experience.
Graduates of the program are eligible to write the Ontario Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant Examination (A.E.M.C.A.). If successful, graduates are eligible to seek employment with paramedic services and other agencies throughout Canada. Opportunities for graduates may also be found in the field of health and safety, event medical services and the military. Please note that employment in Ontario as a paramedic requires a current class 'F' license and it is the graduate's responsibility to acquire this license prior to seeking employment.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- utilize the process and criteria provided for primary and secondary patient assessment to determine manifestations and priorities of treatment;
- evaluate priorities of assessment and effectiveness of interventions selected in response to changes in assessment findings and or conditions;
- practice effective and safe care by following established policies and procedures, current legislation, regulations and standards;
- integrate and perform controlled medical acts;
- communicate with patients, utilizing therapeutic approaches;
- communicate and work collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team;
- provide safe operation and necessary readiness checks of emergency vehicles and equipment;
- maintain the level of physical fitness required by the profession;
- employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
- apply basic social entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
This program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association and follows the National Occupational Competency Profile for Paramedics as approved by the Paramedic Association of Canada.
The Program Progression
- Sem 1: Fall 2017
- Sem 2: Winter 2018
- Sem 3: Fall 2018
- Sem 4: Winter 2019
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)
- Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C or U)
All applicants must possess a minimum G2 driver's licence (applicants with demerit points may not be eligible for employment).
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
All applicants must write an admission test (HOAE). Selection is based on admission requirements, academic grades and testing results.
Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check
Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.
NOTE: Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement.
Before enrolling in this program, applicants should be aware that under the provisions of the Ambulance Act, employment as a paramedic is prohibited to any individual who, in the past year has:
- Received six or more demerit points on his/ her driving record
- Had his/ her driver’s license suspended in the previous two years
- Been prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada within the past three years
- OR has been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude for which she/ he has not been pardoned.
These regulations can be found under the Ambulance Act of Ontario.
Completion of college immunization record
23 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Field Placements
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
|BIOL 1023||Anatomy and Physiology - Introduction|
|BIOL 1024||Human Pathophysiology - Introduction|
|BIOL 1025||Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced|
|BIOL 1026||Human Pathophysiology - Advanced|
|PARA 1002||Paramedic Fitness Training|
|PARA 1003||Patient Care Theory 1|
|PARA 1005||Medico Legal Aspects|
|PARA 1008||Patient Care Theory 2|
|PARA 1009||Patient Care Procedures - Intermediate|
|PARA 1011||Hospital Clinical 1|
|PARA 1012||Communication for Paramedic|
|PARA 1013||Patient Care Procedures - Introduction|
|PARA 1014||Crisis Intervention for Paramedic|
|PARA 1015||Ambulance Operations - Theory|
|PARA 1016||Ambulance Operations - Lab|
|PARA 2000||Patient Care Theory 3|
|PARA 2002||Advanced Skills Theory|
|PARA 2005||Hospital Clinical 2|
|PARA 2008||Paramedic Review|
|PARA 2011||Patient Care Procedures - Advanced|
|PARA 2012||Leadership and Professionalism|
|PARA 2013||Advanced Skills Lab|
|Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.|
|General Education Courses|
|Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.|
|PARA 2006||Ambulance Field Experience|
|PARA 2009||Ambulance Field Consolidation|
Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.