Holland College | Advanced Care Paramedicine

Advanced Care Paramedicine

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Post-Graduate Certificate, Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Graduation from an AC accredited 2-year Canadian Primary Care Paramedicine program or equivalent

  • Completion of three reference forms, one from the ACP or PCP field
  • Completion of Holland College Medical form (this is a pDF and will open in a new window)

  • Current Heart and Stroke BLS

  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form  (required after acceptance) (This is a PDF and will open in a new window)

  • 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

Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check: Before attending any practicum or clinical portions of the program, a student must submit a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check. If the check indicates that a record exists, the student may not be able to complete portions of their program that are required for graduation. Any associated costs are the responsibility of the student. 

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 9,209
Lab Fee $ 1,035
NCPR Course Fee $ 80
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
Graduation Fee $ 100
Total $ 11,902
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 6,962
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 4,130
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 1,010
Materials/Supplies $ 300
Equip/Tools/Uniforms/Teaching Aids/PDA $ 2,000
Total $ 3,310

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

Program Overview

The Advanced Care Paramedicine program will build on your expertise as a primary care paramedic and prepare 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 completion of the exam is required for paramedic registration in many provinces in Canada, including Prince Edward Island.

This program is located in the Centre for Applied Science and Technology. Take a virtual tour of the CAST building here.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning

The two-year Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning program will build on your expertise as a primary care paramedic and prepare you to play an expanded role as a first responder without leaving your current job.


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