Paramedic
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

To all NEW (entering) and RETURNING students:

All new and returning students need to be cleared for attendance in the clinical setting. This clearance involves meeting both medical and non-medical requirements. Please see the box below outlining the clearance that is required per semester of your program. Your medical and non-medical documents will be reviewed with you to ensure you meet the requirements to attend clinical at our placement sites. Please check back to this website for more details regarding dates and times by June 15th, 2016.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U with 60% or better
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U) with 60% or better
  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U) with 60% or better
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U) with 60% or better
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License required
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Important information about how applicants are ranked for entry into this program can be found here.

For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.

SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants who possess some of the following items may earn additional points in the selection process:
  • Senior Level Physics
  • CPR, First Aid, AED and other emergency training
  • Emergency responder, fire service
  • Post secondary education from individual courses to diplomas or degrees
  • Instructor certifications in CPR, First Aid
  • Work experience in health care agencies
  • Class F driver's license
The questionnaire is a mandatory requirement for consideration into this program. Only applicants who return the questionnaire will be considered for admission.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
A paramedic is at the forefront of emergency health care services in times of accident or crisis. They provide cardio pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, cardiac monitoring, pulse oximetry, airway management, administration of life saving drugs, control of severe bleeding along with immobilization of spine, neck and bone injuries. This program will appeal to students who are able to work under extremely stressful situations. They must be critical thinkers, able to problem solve and multi-task. They must be strong and in good physical condition. They also need to be compassionate with a good attitude and a desire to serve the public. It's also important to be able to work well with others and be part of a team.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Clinical hospital/ambulance field experience
  • Hands on training in well-equipped labs and simulation suites
  • Graduates are eligible to apply to write the Ontario Ministry of Health Advanced EMCA (Primary Care Paramedic) examination
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Paramedics are employed by both public and private ambulance services. Graduates may also progress to the level of Advanced Care Paramedic and/or Flight Paramedic requiring additional years of education at various institutions throughout Ontario.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
Requirements under the Ontario Ambulance Act and Criminal Code of Canada must be met to be employed as a Paramedic in Ontario. If you have concerns regarding possible traffic violations, criminal records, or medical conditions that may affect your potential employment, contact the program Coordinator. Applicants MUST possess a VALID Ontario Driver's license.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test | Thames Campus Info
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by you, the student.
    • Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
    • Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
    • You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PARA100
4
Patient Care Theory I
PARA102
4
Patient Care Procedures I
PARA104
2
Medical Legal Aspects
PARA106
3
Anatomy & Physiology I
PARA110
2
Physical Education
PARA112
2

Communication Emergency
Health Worker I
PARA207
2
Human Behaviour & Crisis Intervention

Semester 2
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PARA200
4
Patient Care Theory II
PARA220
4
Patient Care Procedures II
PARA204
3
Ambulance Operations
PARA206
3
Anatomy & Physiology II
PARA118
2
Pre-Hospital Pharmacology
PARA213
2
Ambulance Field Experience I
PARA210
2
Physical Education II

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
PARA300
4
Patient Care Theory III
PARA320
3
Patient Care Procedures III
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PARA305
3
Hospital Clinical
PARA306
2
Advanced Skills Theory
PARA308
2
Advanced Skills Procedures
PARA313
6
Ambulance Field Experience II
PARA312
2

Communication Emergency
Health Worker II

Semester 4
PARA402
2
Paramedic Comprehensive Review
PARA412
27
Ambulance Field Consolidation