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Credential: Diploma Program Code: 07651 Length: 4 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent




  • Results of mandatory admission testing for senior-level biology, chemistry, writing and math. Test fees will apply. View sample Math Pre-Admission Tests.
    The following courses will assist applicants with the admission test:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Post-Admission Requirements:

During the course of the program, you will be required to have the following:

  • Complete immunization record including immunization against Hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), chickenpox, influenza and test negative on the Two-Step Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR level HCP
  • Police Record Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a police record check. Refer to the Admission Information.

Successful completion of clinical placement is a requirement for graduation from the Paramedic program. Agencies that provide placement opportunities require you to have a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS). Your acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate. Paramedic students are not required to submit a police record check until the second semester of the program. The police record check may have to be renewed every three to six months thereafter.

Required documents including immunizations, police record checks, standard first aid and CPR, and how to validate these requirements can be found in student support.

View Field Placement Requirements >

Physical Fitness Requirements

At the end of semester one, students must successfully pass a fitness test including a shuttle run, push-ups, abdominal crunches and flexibility. Students who are unsuccessful in the fitness test will not be allowed to advance to semester two.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedCheck Availability >

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$800 for uniforms and other medical supplies; $800 for books; $640 driver education fee (Year 2).

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Health 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Kamloops, BC
Institution(s): Thompson Rivers University

Successful graduates of Humber's Diploma programs in:

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing

may apply to Thompson Rivers University's Bachelor of Health degree program. Students are required to provide original documentation showing their full post secondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant certificate and/or diploma. A block transfer of up to 54 credits may be granted with an additional 66 credits required for program completion. 

Students may inquire about completing the Bachelor of Health degree on campus or by distance.

For further information, contact:

Coordinator, External Agreements
1.800.663.9711 x 6839

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Lynne Urszenyi
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4978



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Secondary Requirements

In order to continue with your application for Paramedic, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of secondary requirements including mandatory admission testing. This document contains all the information you need to prepare for this test.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Applicants are required to complete mandatory admission testing in senior-level biology, chemistry, writing, and math. A $50 assessment fee will be charged at the time of registration.

Applicants may prepare for the tests by reviewing The Complete Preparation Guide – Health Occupation Entrance Exams, published by Learning Express (ISBN 1-57685-7166).

For additional resources to help you improve your math skills and/or prepare for the math placement test, please visit:

If you have any current certificates (or proof of enrolment) in CPR, First Aid, NLS or Ski Patrol, please bring copies of these with you to your testing session, as they will be evaluated as part of the selection process.

If you have any postsecondary education, please ensure applicable official transcripts are included in your application as recognition of postsecondary education/credentials is given during the selection process for this program.

Registration Instructions

Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:

  1. Log-in to MyHumber
  2. Select the Applicant tab
  3. Select the Applied Programs tab
  4. Select your Year and Applicant Number from the drop-down menu, then click Submit
  5. Click on “Do I Have Any Missing Requirements”
  6. Click on “Go to Events” (located under the “Link” section, near the bottom right of the page)
  7. Choose from a list of available assessment dates and follow the prompts

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Paramedic diploma program gives you a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills needed for this intense, fast-paced profession. You will learn how to effectively deal with medical and traumatic emergencies through practical courses in paramedical science, human anatomy, physiology and psychology, pharmacology, and patient lifting. Your in-depth paramedic training will also include instruction in the communication skills needed to interact with patients and to collaborate with colleagues in a health-care team.

You will learn about the various contexts in which paramedics work and put classroom concepts to use through a clinical practice course, which will expose you to the role of paramedics in hospital departments such as acute and emergency care. Two field work placements will give you first-hand work experience in a paramedic service, as you evaluate and treat patients under the supervision of a paramedic preceptor.

Note: Out-of-province and international applicants are not considered for the Paramedic program.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

Students graduate with more than 550 hours combined experience in both the paramedic services and acute care hospital settings. Beginning in semester two, students may spend blocks of time or single days in these settings, depending on the placement.

For further information about placements and requirements, visit

The Humber Experience

paramedic students training

We Know What it Takes

Some classroom components provide a theoretical basis for skills needed to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies. Others emphasize the ability to communicate effectively with patients, and to work in a health care team environment.

Student Testimonial

After speaking with medics in the field and hearing about Humber’s reputation and high level of training, I knew this would be the right school. - Cynthia

The Humber Advantage

paramedic video

paramedic students training

paramedic student trainer

State-of-the-art Labs

Well-equipped labs feature cutting-edge equipment, will aid in you gaining practical experience.

The Right Fit

Are you a leader with the ability to stay calm in any situation? Are you good at multi-tasking, confident, independent and able to work under pressure? If you’re interested in life sciences, caring for people in stressful situations and enjoy continuous learning you could have a very rewarding career in paramedics ahead of you.

Note: Out-of-province and/or International applicants are NOT considered for the Paramedic Program.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Humber maintains strong partnerships within the community - and is the preferred choice by many agencies and facilities because of The School of Health Sciences reputation. It is the best known program in Ontario with graduates working in almost every paramedic service across the province.

Your Career

Be on the front lines of emergency and critical situations where you can use your medical expertise, compassionate nature and ability to think on your feet to respond to emergencies and save lives.

As a vital health-care professional, you are a first responder at the scenes of accidents, medical emergencies and other incidents who assesses patients and uses specialized techniques, equipment and medicine to provide aid. As a paramedic, you are well prepared to address a variety of medical conditions and prepare patients for further care at the hospital. Your lifesaving capabilities extend to your ability to communicate effectively with doctors and nurses in emergency departments to ensure the safe transition of patients.

As a graduate of the program, and upon successfully completing the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) examination, you can find part-time or full-time employment in Ontario’s ambulance system. You can also pursue work on emergency response teams with transfer services and in sports injury management services with potential to progress into advanced paramedical services and management.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

This program is recognized as meeting the educational requirement for application to write the provincial paramedic examination.

This information is accurate as of December 2016. 

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Sample Math Test

To assist in describing the level of math in the mandatory testing, view the following documents (pdf files) with sample questions.

Part A.
Part B.

These samples are for the purposes for the Practical Nursing, Paramedic and Pharmacy Technician programs.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.