Primary Care Paramedic

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure


Our 20-week Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certification program gives you the skills to provide basic, pre-hospital emergency care to patients. You will learn how to provide care in both urban and rural settings, where definitive care may be minutes or hours away.

You will use anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology knowledge to make patient diagnoses in the field. Learn how to provide pre-hospital care when treating traumatic, environmental or medical emergencies.

At graduation, you will be prepared to write the Alberta College of Paramedics exam.

Emergency care skills

  • Patient assessment
  • Airway management
  • Wound care
  • Splinting
  • CPR
  • IV therapy
  • Cardiac monitoring

Student experience

View our video of a previous student's experience while taking the PCP program.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be at least 18-years-old;
  • Have received your Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certificate from an approved training program;
  • Achieve your English Language Proficiency with the following scores:
    • TOEFL: iBT - minimum overall score of 79, with no score below 19
    • IELTS - minimum overall score of 7.0
    • CAEL - minimum overall score of 60
    • MELAB - minimum overall score of 80
  • Complete course-provided medical forms;
  • Provide proof of your up-to-date immunizations;
  • Complete a police information check with vulnerable sector clearance no earlier than 90 days before the program; and
  • Complete N95 mask fit testing.

Tuition and Fees

*The fee schedule may be subject to change without notice.  Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis.  

**Lab fees if applicable have not been included in this amount.  For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

 Full Time Fees
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students
Tuition *$2,720.00
Health & Dental Fee $126.00
Registration Fee  $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $22.40
Student Association Fee $130.20
Technology Fee $50.00
Wellness & Athletic Fee $30.00
Total **$3,093.60

Program Structure

 Program Structure
PCP 400 Integrated Theory 6
PCP 406 Recreaction Program - Fitness 1
PCP 407 Practical Course 3
PCP 408 Ambulance Practicum 4
PCP 409 Hospital Practicum 1