In today’s competitive job market, employers are seeking to hire graduates that are highly specialized and well trained. You can’t afford to waste your time with an education that wont help you get the job you want. At Centennial College, all our programs are geared for success.
As part of your program, you will not only learn how to use the latest cutting edge tools, but you will also learn how to apply the latest principles from business professionals. To compliment your classroom learning, you will also get hands-on experience in the labs.
Centennial’s staff not only believes in providing students with the best possible teaching experience, but also offers the best guidance and career advice.
Centennial Paramedic graduates enjoy an excellent reputation in the field. Your career advantage begins with hands-on training that covers emergency, medical, trauma and psychological situations in state-of-the-art lab facilities located in Centennial Science and Technology Centre Campus. Courses are taught by certified advanced care paramedics actively involved in the field.
Graduates from the Centennial Paramedic Program are eligible and well-prepared to take the Ministry of Health exam for Advanced EMCA. Graduates of this program have consistently scored above the Provincial average on the Advanced EMCA certification exam. Ministry regulations require this certification for employment as a paramedic in Ontario. Centennial takes pride in its exceptional standards, high quality graduates, and high employment rates.
Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
* Compulsory English 12C or U or equivalent
* Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or equivalent
* Biology 11C or U, or 12 U or equivalent; and one of the following sciences: chemistry 11U, or 12C or U or physics 11U or 12C or U
Program/ Placement Requirements
* Medical doctors statement, certifying a standard of health acceptable to Centennial College, clinical and affiliated EMS agencies. The statement must be as outlined in the Ambulance Act, used in practical experience, and as required for a Class F drivers license
* Not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude (clear vulnerable persons police background record searches are completed throughout the program)
* A Class F license is required for employment in the province of Ontario (but not for program admission)
* Completion of CPR Level HCP course (Health Care Provider) and standard first aid certification.
* As part of Clinical and/or Field Placements, students are required to complete Mask Fit Testing, which may require students to be clean shaven at time of testing, during clinical and/or field placements.
* It is strongly recommended that applicants have a high level of fitness when entering the program. There is a lifting evaluation process that students must pass in each semester in order to move on.
* Before taking this program, applicants should be aware that under the provisions of the Ambulance Act, employment as a paramedic:
* A) Is prohibited to any individual who, in the past year has:
o Received six or more demerit points on his/ her driving record
o Had his/ her drivers licence suspended in the previous two years
o Been prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada within the past three years
o OR has been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude for which she/ he has not been pardoned
* B) Requires an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
Note: These regulations can be found under the Ambulance Act of Ontario
* Costs for this program are approximately $1,719 each semester
* Additional costs include: approximately $600 for uniform, textbooks and supplies
* Because admission numbers are limited, possessing the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the program
* Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results
* Students in two- or three-year programs must complete GNED-500 as part of their general education requirements.