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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 4 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

    or

    or

    and

    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.

  • 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).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements.

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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.

Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,754.50
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 N/A
Tuition $1,351.41 N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 N/A
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 N/A
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 N/A
Co-op/Placement $0.00 N/A

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 N/A
Tuition $1,351.41 N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 N/A
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 N/A
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 N/A
Co-op/Placement $0.00 N/A

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,507.25 N/A
Tuition $1,351.41 N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 N/A
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 N/A
Program Ancillary Fee $630.00 N/A
Co-op/Placement $0.00 N/A

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 N/A
Tuition $1,351.41 N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 N/A
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 N/A
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 N/A
Co-op/Placement $0.00 N/A

*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 OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Honours Degree 

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.

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$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.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

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

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.

Bachelor of Health Science

Humber and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of the following Humber programs may receive block transfer into the Bachelor of Health Science:

  • Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma: maximum of 84 transfer credits
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Diploma: maximum of 54 transfer credits
  • Paramedic Diploma: maximum of 54 transfer credits
  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma: maximum of 54 transfer credits
  • Practical Nursing Diploma: maximum of 54 transfer credits

A total of 120 credits is required to graduate from the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. 

Students applying for admission to TRU are required to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.  

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

 

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 Science (Post Diploma)

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science 

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

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.

 *Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Applied Mathematics

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science 

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

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.

 *Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Computing Information Systems

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science 

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

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.

 *Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Human Science

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Electrical Engineering Technician – Control Systems diploma, Electronics Engineering Technician diploma, and Paramedic diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science 

For more information and application requirements, please contact the institution.

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.

 *Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

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 more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  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
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 and theory 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.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses Program Standards

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.

The Humber Experience

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

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Casey Rowed

Casey speaks about what he enjoyed most about the Paramedic Diploma program.

The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Labs

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

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paramedic students training

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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 the field of paramedicine ahead of you.

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.

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 Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness. 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.

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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Not Available

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Rachael Butler

Watch the video and find out why Rachael chose Humber's Paramedic Diploma program.


Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Events

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Tue, October 22, 2019 | 08:00 AM
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On Tuesday October 22, 2019, FHSW’s Office of Experiential Learning is hosting a professional development event for RECE Co-operating teachers.

Learn to rebuild your pathway to mentor and inspire our Humber College ECE students. Get ready to feel refreshed, reset and inspired! Registration now open. 

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Fall 2019 Open House

Fall 2019 Open House

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Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
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Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.

Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!

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The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.

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