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Paramedic

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 07651Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Mandatory Admissions testing

  • Applicants are required to complete mandatory admission testing in senior-level biology, chemistry, writing, and math. An assessment fee of $50 - $65 will be charged at the time of registration.

    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)

    Applicants may prepare for the Science portion of the tests by reviewing the following:

    • The Complete Preparation Guide – Health Occupation Entrance Exams, published by Learning Express (ISBN 1-57685-7166).
    • Sciencia: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy for All” by Walker and Company – ISBN 10:0802778992 or ISBN - 13:9780802778994

    For additional resources to help you improve your math skills please visit: 

  • Questionnaire

  • You will be required to answer questions and submit any current certificates (or proof of enrolment) in CPR, First Aid, NLS or Ski Patrol, through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where additional requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to https://humber.slideroom.com and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

    Submission Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Field Placement 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.

Learn more

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.

Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,030.82
  • international: $15,262.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,645.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,322.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$630.00$630.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$7,421.00
Tuition$1,546.61$6,952.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

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

Additional Costs

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

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent
  • SBI4U ( Grade 12U Biology) or equivalent

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

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.

Programs:

  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

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

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Jennifer Naken, Program Advisor, M314
416.675.6622 ext. 4861
jennifer.naken@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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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.

Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes

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*.


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Work Placement

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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenNot Available

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

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paramedic students training

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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, 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.

Part A.
Part B.

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.