Note: Experience in health care or related field would be an asset
International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition||$ 6,450||$ 6,450|
|Student Union||$ 168||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 410||$ 410|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$ 80||$ 80|
|NCPR Course||$ 80||$ 80|
|Lab Fee||$ 700||$ 700|
|Graduation Fee||$-||$ 90|
|Total||$ 7,888||$ 7,978|
|1stinstallment due upon first day of class||$ 4,996||$ 5,086|
|2ndinstallment due January 7||$ 2,892||$ 2,892|
|Other Program Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Books||$ 700||$ 0|
|Materials/Supplies||$ 300||$ 0|
|Equipment/Uniforms/Teaching Aids||$ 2,000||$ 0|
|Total||$ 3,000||$ 0|
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
The Primary Care Paramedicine program will prepare you to be an integral part of the health care team working in the field of prehospital care. Upon completion of this program, you will understand human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to medical and traumatic emergencies. You will also be able to perform a complete patient assessment including a physical examination and history taking, identifying and performing appropriate life support procedures, and communicating effectively using oral and written methods for documenting patient care.
The program not only addresses the operational/procedural skills of a Primary Care Paramedic but also the skills required to perform with confidence in a variety of situations, effectively interact with others and maintain professional decorum whether in minor or complex situations. Paramedics need to be physically fit for a variety of employment opportunities, you’ll learn how to take care of yourself, as well as others.
You will participate in one hospital clinical placement and two on the job placements (the first ambulance observation and the second ambulance practicum). Since sites may be located off-Island, you should budget for additional travel and accommodation expenses.
The Primary Care Paramedicine program delivered by Holland College is accredited by Accreditation Canada. www.accreditation.ca
Having this credential makes it easier for you to take employment in other provinces and get accepted to future advanced training programs. You are also eligible to write the National Exam for Paramedics in Canada, which is required for Paramedic Registration in many provinces including Prince Edward Island.
Graduates of the PCP program receive advanced standing as a Medical Technician in the Canadian Forces. They are also eligible to receive a salary (with benefits), and support to offset tuition and materials if enrolled through the Canadian Forces Non-Commissioned Member – Subsidized Education Plan.
Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine
The University of Prince Edward Island is offering a degree pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine for graduates of Holland College’s paramedicine programs or any other two-year paramedicine program accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.
The pathway, which reduces the duration of the B.Sc. program from four years to two, is designed for paramedics interested in enhancing their scientific knowledge and their research and communication skills in order to access post-graduate opportunities, research experiences, or business opportunities to advance their careers.
For more information about the B.Sc. in Paramedicine program, visit the program page on the UPEI website.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.