Primary Care Paramedic Certificate
This comprehensive 1-year program will challenge you academically and spiritually as you prepare for service in a demanding and rewarding career.
PCP: In Depth
This program is for people who:
The Primary Care Paramedic 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 PCP course. The PCP 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 PCP 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.
Fall Semester - Term 1
Fall Semester - Term 2
For course descriptions, see catalogue here.
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 depending on the call volume and student aptitude. Practicum completion is based on competency, not merely fulfilling a prescribed amount of hours.
Professional Medical Associates has approval through the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) and the Health Disciplines Board of Alberta. The EMR/PCP 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 PCP courses provides eligibility to write the ACP exams. Successfully completing these exams provides eligibility for registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.
A graduate of the PCP program will be able to:
PCP: Admissions Requirements
Academic Admission Requirements
High School Diploma with a 60% average in five Grade 12 subjects including English.
Non-Academic Admission Requirements
Part-time Canada student loans may be available for the PCP portion of the program but not the Bible (fall) portion. It is advisable that you not rely on these part-time loans to fund your schooling.
Many of our students in PCP obtain a Student Line of Credit from their bank to help pay for the program.
Please contact our Financial Aid department if you have questions (403-443-3042)
James Medford Program Coordinator
I am passionate about preparing students for a rewarding and challenging career. I love seeing our students leave here with confidence in their abilities and clarity in their mission to be competent, professional and caring Primary Care Paramedics.
This training equips you for a rewarding and challenging career as a Primary Care Paramedic.
PCP with Fire Fighters
In the Courtyard
Inside the Loft
Primary Care Paramedic Training