Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
One Year Program
This comprehensive 1-year program will challenge you academically and spiritually as you prepare for service in a demanding and rewarding career.
EMT: In Depth
This program combines a biblical/theological foundation from Prairie with credentialed faith-integrated emergency medical services training from Professional Medical Associates delivered in a seamless holistic experience.
Students complete all of the classroom courses and labs on Prairie’s campus. This allows for a unique student experience that includes chapel, spiritual life conferences, service opportunities, small groups, sports and other co-curricular activities. Students are required to successfully complete the biblical/theological courses in the Fall semester in order to enter the EMR course beginning in January.
Successful completion of the EMR course, a practical scenario as well as a selection exam/interview process is required to enter the EMT course. The EMT course includes material in Section 12(1) of the Health Disciplines Act, as well as the Alberta Competency Profile from the ACP and the National Occupational Competency Profile of the Paramedic Association of Canada at the PCP level.
The classroom component of the EMT course will be completed by the end of June. Students will then be involved in a hospital component as well as an ambulance practicum which takes place at a supervised emergency ambulance service in Alberta.
Professional Medical Associates has approval through the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) and the Health Disciplines Board of Alberta. The EMR/EMT program is accredited as a Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program. Accreditation of the program by the Canadian Medical Association allows for national mobility and recognition. Successful completion of the EMR and EMT courses provides eligibility to write the ACP exams. Successfully completing these exams provides eligibility for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.
There is no tuition refund for the EMR or EMT course after beginning the specific course. All course refunds will follow refund policies as outlined in the Academic Guide.
Admission Requirements & Schedule
Academic Admission Requirements
Non Academic Admission Requirements
Fall Semester - Term 1
Fall Semester - Term 2
Winter Semester - Term 1
Winter Semester - Term 2
Practicum (July - September)
We cannot guarantee that practicum sites will be available in the Three Hills vicinity. Practicum length varies dependent on the call volume and student aptitude. Practicum completion is based on competency, not merely fulfilling a prescribed amount of hours.
This training equips you for a rewardng and challenging career as an Emergency Medical Technician.
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