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Advanced Care Paramedic
Advanced Care Paramedic

Advanced Care Paramedic

  • ID:FC10005
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Week:$188.37
  • LivingFee/Week:$31.25
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$104.49
  • TuitionFee/Week:$188.37
  • LivingFee/Week:$31.25
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$104.49
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • ONE OF:

    • Paramedic Ontario College Diploma

    • Primary Care Paramedic Diploma from an accredited program at a Canadian college

    • Ambulance and Emergency Care Certificate

  • AND

    • Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant Certificate (AEMCA) or equivalent

  • AND

    • 4000 hours of work experience within the last three years as a Primary Care Paramedic*

  • AND

    • Pass a Pre-Admission Theoretical Preparedness Test

  • Note:

    • The 4000 hours of work experience within the last three years must have been onsite with an ambulance based Paramedic Service and completed prior to the start of classes.

  English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. 

  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 60 in listening, with test results within the last two years

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years

  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Course Information

You’re trained to save lives. To be a first-responder. To manage life-threatening emergencies with expertise and skill. Some emergencies require more from you. More skill and expertise. More training.

As a career paramedic, you know the challenges that face you 24-7. With the Advanced Care Paramedic Graduate Certificate Program, you’ll build on your already impressive skill-set by learning how to better manage life-threatening situations. As well, you’ll increase the range of skills you can offer to employers, and the level of care you can offer those in need. More skills. More lives saved. More diverse employment opportunities.

Class sizes are limited to maintain small student-faculty ratios, and provide you with the highest quality, most advanced paramedic training available.

Your classes will be small, providing access to cutting-edge medical technology. You’ll move from the classroom, to the lab. From the hospital to the field. With a hospital clinical placement, you’ll broaden your knowledge of acute care areas, such as adult and pediatric emergency, intensive care, obstetrics, operating room and pediatric emergency.

And because this is a Graduate Certificate and Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredited, your critical thinking and decision making will be challenged, nurtured and put to the test. You’ll complete the program poised, experienced, and ready to face any challenge that comes your way.

Take your lifesaving training to the next level. Someone is counting on you.

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Level 1

  • Take all of the following Mandatory courses:

  • PARA-6017, Paramedicine-Intro to Adv, 4, ,

  • ANAT-6010, Anatomy & Physiology for Advanced Care, 1, ,

  • PHRM-6006, Pharmacology for Advanced Care, 1, ,

  • PARA-6018, Patient Assessment, 2, ,

  • PARA-6003, Airway & Respiratory Emergencies, 1, ,

  • PARA-6013, Mgmt of Cardiovascular Emergencies, 2, ,

Level 2

  • Take all of the following Mandatory courses:

  • PARA-6014, Advanced Cardiovascular Emergencies, 3, ,

  • PARA-6015, Traumatic Emergencies, 3, ,

  • PARA-6006, Paramedicine: Unifying Concepts, 1.5, ,

Level 3

  • Take all of the following Mandatory courses:

  • PARA-6007, Hospital Clinical Practice, 12, ,

  • PARA-6008, Field Internship, 10.8, ,

  • PARA-6019, Comprehensive Review, 2, ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this program will be eligible for certification and employment as an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) at applicable community Paramedic Services in Ontario (provincial and base hospital certification will be required). ACP Services throughout Canada may also provide opportunity for clinical practice (province-specific licensure may be required). Other opportunities may include remote clinical practice, including national mining operations. Some medical and research clinics desire ACP graduates to join their teams. Flight paramedicine opportunities increase with the ACP credentialing (further flight education, including aeromedical certification may be required).

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD

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