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Program Code: 07651 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

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:

  1. Communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with patients* and others.
  2. Assess patients* using relevant theory and practices and in compliance with current legislation*, regulations*, standards, and best practice* guidelines*.
  3. Establish patients’* treatment and transport priorities based on assessment findings*.
  4. 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*.
  5. Integrate and perform delegated controlled medical acts* in a simulated, clinical, and field setting*.
  6. Evaluate in an ongoing manner the effectiveness of patient management strategies* used and adapt or change strategies to provide optimal care* for patients*.
  7. 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*.
  8. Ensure personal safety* and contribute to the safety of partners, patients*, and others.
  9. Ensure the operational safety* and preparedness of an ambulance* and its equipment and operate an ambulance-type vehicle in a simulated setting.
  10. Collaborate* with a broad range of personnel such as first responders, paramedics*, emergency services personnel, health care professionals, and other allied health care workers.
  11. 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

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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.

Math Proficiency

To assist in describing the level of math proficiency in this program, view the sample math 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 may find part-time or full-time employment in Ontario Paramedic Services. You may 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

The program helps to prepare students to write the provincial paramedic examination.

Additional requirements 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.

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Closed
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Not Available

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Rachael Butler

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


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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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 all listed course requirements.

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,705.14
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

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

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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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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