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Advanced Care Paramedicine

This program builds on your expertise as a primary care paramedic and prepares you to play an expanded role as a first responder. Your training covers everything from operational and procedural skills, to the skills you need to make critical decisions in an emergency. You will enhance your verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills. You will complete two hospital clinical rotations and one on the job placement.

The Advanced Care Paramedicine program delivered by Holland College is accredited by Accreditation Canada. www.accreditation.ca

Graduates from an accredited Paramedicine program are eligible to write the National Exam for Paramedics in Canada. Successful completing of the exam is required for Paramedic Registration in many Provinces in Canada including Prince Edward Island.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 1 year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Post Graduate Certificate, Advanced Care Paramedic
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an AC accredited 2-year Canadian Primary Care Paramedicine program or equivalent
  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt
  • Completion of three reference forms, one from the ACP or PCP field
  • Completion of Holland College Medical Form
  • Current Heart and Stroke BLS
  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form (required after acceptance)
  • Valid Class 4 (taxi, ambulance or small bus) driver’s license
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Ground Ambulance
  • Industrial First Aid
  • Recreation and sports facilities
  • Emergency medical education
  • Medical supply sales
  • Emergency departments
  • Air ambulance
  • Communication centres


Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Advanced Care Paramedicine program, contact:

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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