Paramedic Ontario College Diploma
Primary Care Paramedic Diploma from an accredited program at a Canadian college
Ambulance and Emergency Care Certificate
Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant Certificate (AEMCA) or equivalent
4000 hours of work experience within the last three years as a Primary Care Paramedic*
Pass a Pre-Admission Theoretical Preparedness Test
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.
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
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).
Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD