Advanced Care Paramedic

Admission Requirements Tuition & FeesProgram of Study

Advanced Care Paramedics (ACPs) are vital team members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who provide advanced life support, medical and trauma care in a variety of health-related settings. The ACP program is an advanced care level diploma. This two year blended learning program offers students the opportunity to remain in their respective communities for the majority of their educational program. Graduates can then apply their acquired knowledge and skills within the scope of an ACP to various health related settings.

Applications are accepted for Winter semester only. Please submit your application as soon as possible as many programs fill up quickly.

Admission requirements

 Admission requirements
  • High School Diploma with at least 50% in the following:
    • English 30-1 or 30-2
    • Biology 30 or another 30-level science
    • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2
  • HCP Level C (Heart and Stroke, within 6 months of program start date)
  • PCP Certificate from an approved training institute
  • Resume highlighting field experience
  • Valid Class 4 driver’s license
  • Registered unrestricted PCP with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP)
Mandatory Selection Day
After meeting admission requirements, Nursing and Allied Health will contract you to provide additional details on the Mandatory Selection Day. This day will include a written examination, written questionnaire, and interview.
 English Language Proficiency
  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS – minimum score of 7.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60
  • MELAB – minimum score of 80

In addition to meeting English Language Proficiency students must also present appropriate admission requirements for their chosen program. See page 14 for other ways.

Tuition & Fees

Fall & Winter Fees
 
Domestic Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $3,348.00 $3,348.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Campus Rec Fee  $55.00  $55.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $75.00 $75.00
Total Fees $385.92 $385.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$3,733.92 ***$3,733.92 
 Spring & Summer Fees
 
Domestic Full Time Fees  Spring Summer
Tuition $3,348.00 $3,348.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Campus Rec Fee  $55.00  $55.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $75.00 $75.00
Total Fees $385.92 $385.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$3,733.92 ***$3,733.92

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. Laboratory fees can range from $29 - $114.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website.
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program of Study

Course Course Title Credits

Year 1: Term I (Winter: January – April)

18

ACP 501

Anatomy and Physiology

6

ACP 502

Pathophysiology

6

ACP 503

Pre-hospital Skills

6

Year 1: Term II (Spring: May – July)

9

ACP 505

Introduction to Pharmacology

3

ACP 516

Introductory Life Support

3

ACP 517

Paramedic Wellness

3

Year 1: Term III (Summer: August – September)

7

ACP 509

Intermediate Ambulance Practicum

6

ACP 518

Preceptors and Mentorship

1

Year 2: Term I (Fall: October – January)

12

ACP 507

Physical Examination

3

ACP 508

Advanced Pharmacology

3

ACP 511

Emergency Diagnosis and Treatment

6

Year 2: Term II (Winter: February – May)

21

ACP 504

Aeromedical Survival

6

ACP 506

Obstetrics

3

ACP 510

Paramedic Projects

6

ACP 513

Advanced Life Support

3

ACP 514

Advanced Paramedic Skills

3

Year 2: Term III (Summer: June – September)

12

ACP 512

Hospital Practicum

6

ACP 515

Final Ambulance Practicum

6