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, exposing you to the role of paramedics in hospital departments such as acute and emergency care.
Note: Due to provincial licensing requirements, this program is available only to domestic students.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with patients* and others.
Assess patients* using relevant theory and practices and in compliance with current legislation*, regulations*, standards, and best practice* guidelines*.
Establish patients’* treatment and transport priorities based on assessment findings*.
Implement preventive and therapeutic patient management strategies* to maintain and promote patients’* well-being in compliance with current legislation*, regulations*, standards, and best practice* guidelines*.
Integrate and perform delegated controlled medical acts* in a simulated, clinical, and field setting*.
Evaluate in an ongoing manner the effectiveness of patient management strategies* used and adapt or change strategies to provide optimal care* for patients*.
Report and document patient* information completely, accurately, and in a timely manner, in compliance with current legislation*, regulations*, standards, and applicable policies and procedures in a simulated, clinical, and/or field setting*.
Ensure personal safety* and contribute to the safety of partners, patients*, and others.
Ensure the operational safety* and preparedness of an ambulance* and its equipment and operate an ambulance-type vehicle in a simulated setting.
Collaborate* with a broad range of personnel such as first responders, paramedics*, emergency services personnel, health care professionals, and other allied health care workers.
Integrate and meet legal, ethical, and professional* responsibilities while providing optimal care* for patients*.
Students graduate with more than 550 hours combined work placement experience in both the paramedic services and acute care hospital settings. Beginning in Semester 2, students may spend blocks of time or single days in these settings, depending on the placement.
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.
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
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 the field of paramedicine 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 due to the outstanding reputation of The School of Health Sciences. The paramedic program is well known across the province for graduating top quality paramedics who have gone on to be employed in almost every paramedic service across the province.
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, assessing patients and using 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 once certified, 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
Provincial Paramedic Examination
This program is recognized as meeting the educational requirement for application to write the provincial paramedic examination.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber 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.
These samples are for the purposes for the Practical Nursing, Paramedic and Pharmacy Technician programs.
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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.